Brisbane’s Top 5 Most Lush Bars & Restaurants For Plant Enthusiasts

by Tiahne Frederic

To all the Brisbane plant lovers out there, go and surround yourself in all the flora and fauna you can imagine at these green-filled, lush bars and restaurants. Whether it is sitting under a big beautiful tree or being in a big, leafy embrace, these places will definitely fulfill your plant obsession and luscious appetite!

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The Osbourne
766 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley


The Osbourne is definitely the place that would brighten up your life.

Sitting on the corner of Ann and Constance Street, The Osbourne have big open spaces that are draped in green foliage and cascading vines; a fresh, funky setting for your next leafy adventure.

Their spaces feature spunky street art, a glass roof, lush plants, leafy areas and exposed brick. Green, vibrant plants frame the outskirts of each space and emerge down from the ceiling creating a modern, warm ambient setting. All of these elements are a distinct nod to its heritage past – the brick foundation and original colouring.

Their high ceilings create a spacious environment where the greenery is used to emphasize a harmonious leafy symphony and tranquil vibes. With the capacity of up to 400 guests, this natural and industrial concoction creates a contemporary, fresh scenery perfect for your next outing.

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Elixir Rooftop Bar
646 Ann Street, Brisbane CBD

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With green beautiful leaves that fill the spaces, Elixir Rooftop Bar allows you to experience a magical forest fantasy.

It is a secret peaceful place that escapes the hustle and bustle of the busy Fortitude Valley below. Their natural design and abundant use of vibrant greenery creates an intimate experience that exudes an air of tranquility. Here, you will find yourself on a rooftop that is aligned with fresh wooden décor, vibrant green plants and a million twinkling fairy lights. It is a perfect bar for an enchanting, illuminating night!

You will have the comfiest seat in the house on an alluring day-bed which is draped with light and airy fabric. The door frames are magically lit with fairy lights which places you in the middle of a fairy garden. They also have a retractable awning system that will shield you from anything Mother Nature will throw at you. This includes extensive heating that will keep you cozy and warm in the freezing winter months.

Elixir Rooftop Bar is a perfect setting to have a chat with friends and family, celebrate special occasion or hang with work mates after a busy day at the office.

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The Deck at The Glen Hotel
24 Gaskell Street, Eight Mile Plains

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The Deck disperses hues of green tones and plants throughout their setting to form a fresh, modern dining experience.  This heritage pub’s fixtures are a fusion of modern day décor and more traditional Queensland comforts.

Whether it is out on deck that is surrounded by trees or sitting under a glass ceiling where vines cascade down from its edges, you will be able to enjoy a gorgeous and lush environment whilst sipping on your drink and eating food which is made from fresh produce. For example, you can indulge in a pizza made from the best ingredients including Italian San Marzano (DOP) Tomatoes – This DOP certification means that the tomatoes were grown in Italy and are a product of this region. How fruity and fresh is that?!

The Deck’s open bar and bistro space makes use of glass ceilings to allow for the bright light to stream through and brighten up your day. At night the garden is laced with sparkling fairy lights and plants which mix together to provide a lit, relaxing environment.

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Saint Lucy
The University of Queensland, Blair Drive, St Lucia

Inspired by the fiery spirit and graceful philosophy of Saint Lucy herself, Saint Lucy Caffe e Cucina associate themselves with all things light and illuminating.

Their ethos is built upon four main beliefs – the food should be memorable, the drinks should be stupendous, the service should be invisible and the setting… SERENO (serene). This intimate and warm Italian restaurant definitely delivers in all departments – especially their setting.

The rustic flare and luscious hints of greenery throughout their interior create a unique, cozy dining experience suitable for friends and family. An assortment of different shades of green, leafy textures and unique leaf shapes all hang from the roof and drape the walls and wooden tables of this hearty Italian restaurant.

This organic leafy embellishment is aligned with warm candlelit lamps and hanging decorative rustic lights which illuminate the space with a warm, hearty hue and is perfect for family and friends. To add to this beautiful family dining experience kids eat for free* on Saturday evenings from 5pm-8pm.

At Saint Lucy’s you will be serenaded by the raw, acoustic sound of local artists from 4.30pm on Friday nights. Saint Lucy’s Holy Hour starts at 3pm-6pm from Tuesday to Saturday and includes $6 house wines (glass) and a pizza for $15.

Andiamo Raggazzi!

*conditions apply.

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One Fifty Ascot Bar and Eatery
150 Racecourse Road, Ascot

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Under a big leafy tree in Ascot lies One Fifty Ascot Bar and Eatery. The branches of the large tree at the front protrude over the glass ceiling making it a perfectly lush experience to dine or have a drink in.

With hanging plants from the ceiling and a touch of green here and there, One Fifty creates a harmonious, modern space that is cool, calm and collected. The natural light, timber and glass all come together to construct a garden atrium atmosphere which transforms throughout the day with Queensland’s phenomenal weather. This stylistically designed, abundant display of leaves allow for the natural light to glisten through the glass ceiling which creates a modern and fresh atmosphere.

Dining here at this organic spectacle creates a modern and fresh mood which almost resembles a huge treehouse!

From Tuesday to Saturday between 12pm-3pm, their lunch menu is $19.50 per person, or with a glass of wine it is $25 per person.

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