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Brisbane’s Eat Street Markets

We’ve been to a LOT of markets around the world. Literally hundreds ! But I have to say we’ve visited the new, improved Eat Street Markets in Brisbane twice in the past two weeks and hand on heart I can state it is up there with some of the best in the world. So proud !

What it is ?

Over 180 shipping containers have been converted into food stalls, shops, bars and activities right on the Brisbane River at Hamilton.

There is food from all over the world – Asian, South American, European and you can indulge in everything from Greek Loukamades to Brazilian BBQ. There are also some lovely shops and salons to poke around in and a heap of activities for kids as well as adults, including games, jumping castles, henna tattoos and candle making.

There are 2 permanent stages with great bands and singers playing and a number of private functions rooms. You can sit in one of the new river side lounges, out in the beer gardens, lounge by the kids play area in bean bags and easy chairs or in any of the many seating and meeting spots scattered throughout the huge space.


Eat Street Markets

Kids activities

Eat Street Markets

A small selection of the many,many food stalls

Eat Street Markets

If you’ve visited before and thought if was too busy and too crowded you can relax as the new market has twice the space with only a few extra vendors. There is plenty of parking and a Citycat stop right next door. We’ve visited both times on a Sunday afternoon and there were no queues and plenty of seating with enough people to keep it feeling fun and interesting.
You can hire some of the containers for private functions ( on the river!) for only $75.A great spot for birthday drinks or a girls catch up.

Eat Street Markets

Eat Street Markets

Eat Street Markets

Need to know

Where is it : 221D Macarthur Ave, Hamilton

Open : Friday & Saturday 4-10, Sunday 11-7

Cost : $2.50 per person.Kids uner 12 free!

Parking : 1200 car spaces

Ferry stop right next door ( last stop on the route)

Dog friendly !

Drinks : reasonably priced with a couple of cocktails available for $10

ATM; plenty onsite

Eat Street Markets

Eat Street Markets

The Asian section

Eat Street Markets

Moet is $65!

Eat Street Markets

If you are visiting Brisbane or even if you are a local a visit to Eat Street Markets is now a must do on everyone’s list. Take a group and stay for an afternoon of great food, good music and well priced drinks all in a fantastic setting with great views. There truly is something for everyone !




  1. Katie

    Great article Sandra. I’ve only been once but now keen to go again and check out the new location and all that yumminess.

  2. Anonymous

    Love it!

  3. Anonymous

    I do need to come back to Australia!

  4. Anonymous

    A truly fun way to spend a few hours. Well done Eat Street !

  5. Anonymous

    Fantastic way to spend a few hours !

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