Whether it's five star, a chilled drink, café style, family fun or open air -whatever seat you are after to watch Riverfire next Saturday evening, September 27, the best ones are all at The Riverside Centre, home to Fridays, Blackbird Bar & Grill, The Imperial, Navala Churrascaria, Jellyfish, The Groove Train and Pig 'N' Whistle as well as Baba Ganouj and HIVE at the Food Court – all boasting absolute riverside position.
Coming to your rescue is our Riverfire guide to the best seats in the house so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the experience.
Fridays is host to the city's biggest Riverfire Party. Serving their famous pork and beef sliders from 5:30pm till 7:30pm accompanied with icy cold beers and wines. Friday's will also play host to a Bacardi Bar featuring Bacardi Mojitos and Bacardi Rum Punch. Tickets are $45 each, with up to 500 pre-sale tickets available now.
Contact: 07 3832 2122.
Celebrations begin at 6pm at the nation's best seafood restaurant for a special a la carte service for Riverfire, or there's the world class bar food, including Crispy Wagyu cigars with a chilli ginger caramel as another option.
Booking on 07 3220 2202.
It's Blackbird Bar & Grill's first ever Riverfire! Executive Chef Jake Nicolson has created a stunning three course a la carte menu for diners at the sensational price of $119 per person, which includes a glass of 2006 vintage Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage. The a la carte menu features delicate culinary plates! While the bar is hosting a private function earlier in the evening, from 9:00pm the bar area will be open to the public, with a huge line up of guest DJs and live entertainers including the sassy and gorgeous Sydney based DJ duo Dem Foxes, Habebe, Brett J, Thomas Prime, Autopilot, and Sharif D on Sax. Contact: 07 3229 1200.
Riverside Quarter's newest restaurant presents a fusion of ancient Brazilian culture and cuisine in a very modern setting. Navala offers two options for diners on the evening of Riverfire. The riverside exclusive balcony is $98 per person and includes a glass of Verve Cliquot on arrival, unlimited Brazilian BBQ degustation with petit fours, while the inside tables are $75 per person, which includes a glass of Chandon on arrival, unlimited Brazilian BBQ degustation and petit fours. The unlimited authentic Brazilian BBQ degustation features more than 22 different meats and 14 tapas, salads and sauces.
Phone: 07 3221 3888.
The Riverside Quarter's new kid on the block, this stunning restaurant celebrates the flavours of modern China and offers fantastic views of the fireworks. Their menu features their famous Beijing Duck Pancakes or the Crabmeat and Shark Fin Soup, while the Salt & Pepper Pork Ribs is becoming a standout, along with the Moreton Bay Bug Hong Kong style.
Phone: 07 3221 2121.
Contemporary and edgy, and partnered with uninterrupted views of the Story Bridge and Kangaroo Point.... The Groove Train will be open and ready for Riverfire 2014 – more than a dozen wood fired pizzas on the menu, and an assortment of flavour-filled dishes across pastas and risottos, woks and curries, and a range of mains including Moroccan Lamb and Porterhouse Steak.
Phone: 07 3220 0420.
The perfect venue for the whole family - watch the pyrotechnic extravaganza surrounded by a soundtrack of this year's biggest songs and dine on the classics - slow braised steak and Guinness pie, through to the new additions to their menu the share platters for two. After the fireworks, resident DJ Sean Lacy will star.
Phone: 07 3832 9099
The Baba Ganouj menu features a variety of middle-eastern cuisine to suit all tastes. Grab a bite before the fireworks begin!
Phone: 07 3221 0235
Amid the tall corporate timber of Brisbane's booming commercial riverside precinct is a collection of multi-award-winning and breakthrough dining venues; a culinary collective surrounding a square where families, young people, and couples alike, can celebrate Riverfire overlooking the mighty Brisbane River and Story Bridge. The ancient Greeks called such a meeting place Agora; we call it the Riverside Centre.