The best food with a views can be found by the river – jump on a CityCycle or bring your own bike and let your tastebuds explore the city on two wheels.
Start at the City Botanic Gardens
Now a lush inner-city green space, the City Botanic Gardens were once an experimental farm used to see which exotic fruits and vegetables would grow in this climate. Bike through the middle or follow the path along the river.
Eagle Street Pier
Home to restaurants, bars and cafes aplenty, Eagle Street Pier is a food playground for the hungry. Drop into Riverbar for breakfast or a snack – if it’s after 10am, sure have a beer.
Urban food hunt
Peddle down Adelaide Street until you find Noosa Chocolate Factory and The Cheese Pleaser. Stock up on goodies for a picnic, or just grab a coffee and a sugar hit to keep you going. Cross King George Square and follow Roma Street before crossing the Kurilpa Bridge.
Cool off at Streets Beach
After riding around on a hot day, the promise of a refreshing dip in Streets Beach at South Bank is the ultimate reward. Make time to lock up the bike and stop for a swim. To find it in the middle of the parkland, roll down Clem Jones Promenade along the riverside.
Picnic at River Quay
Set down your bike and roll out the rug – if you call ahead, Popolo will arrange a picnic hamper with wine to enjoy on the green. Alternatively dine at one of the top restaurants that surround the green space, or BYO picnic.