Brisbane Street Bistro

After twenty plus years of owning restaurants in Tasmania starting with “Quigley’s Balfour Terrace” in the eighties, “Schouten House” through all the ninety’s, “Fidler’s Brasserie” and then “Fidler’s on the Bay” at St Helens in the naughties, Terry Fidler has returned to Launceston to open the “Brisbane Street Bistro”.

This bistro reflects thirty-odd years of cooking lighter, more simply prepared dishes in a relaxed atmosphere. 
In just five years, Brisbane Street Bistro has attained awards for “Best Informal Dining”, “Best European Restaurant 2011”, and “Best European Restaurant 2012”, “Best European Restaurant 2013”, and “Best Front of House 2012” from the Tasmanian Hospitality Association.

From live oysters split to order from St Helens’ Lease 65, to dairy-cream and cheese from Meander Valley in the state’s north-east, they use only the finest ingredients, be they organic or free-range fruit and vegetables, eggs and poultry. Menus are changed regularly to cater for seasonal availability.

“All our fish dishes are prepared from sea-farmed or line-caught wild fish. Our lamb and beef is all pasture fed and our game is wild shot. The wine list reflects the provincial nature of the bistro with a strong emphasis on local wines that match the weight and flavour of my dishes.” says Terry.

Their hand selected wine list reflects their provincial nature with strong ties to the Tasmanian growing regions of the Tamar Valley and Coal River. The complete list draws from every major wine growing region in the country, and selected regions of France and every bottle listed has a dish that complements it perfectly.


24 Brisbane Street, Launceston, TAS 7250
p: 03 6333 0888
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Open: 6.00pm to late Tuesday to Saturday