Delectable Tastes of Local Icons Tour

Delectable Tastes of Local Icons Tour

Wednesday –  Friday
11:00 am – 2:45 pm
Starting and concluding in front of QueensPlaza, 226 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD 4000

Enjoy a lunch full of Brisbane’s local icons, from iconic buildings, restaurants, and bars to local iconic ingredients. This tour will take you on a historic journey with modern tastes.

What is the Delectable Tastes of Local Icons Tour?

With everything from seasonal lunch, and iconic ingredients, as well as some delicious wine, beer, and cocktail options, this food tour will introduce you to some of the best food and beverages in Brisbane. Your Brisbane local icons lunch will provide you with a three-course lunch with sides, wine, or beer at each stop, or a cocktail to end with, and leave you knowing so much more about Brisbane's story and some of its icons that makes it such an exciting dining destination today.


I recently went on a Walking Food Tour with Jaimie-lee as part of a conference activities program. Although the weather was a little iffy, it was a superb afternoon visiting iconic locations and sampling both foods and wines from the Brisbane and surrounding areas. Jaimie-lee is very knowledgeable, easy going and thorough even though she had to keep our group on track .... akin to herding a group of cats at times! Thank you Delectable Tours for a great afternoon in the Brisbane CBD. PS To ensure enough room for all the food to be consumed on this tour, maybe refrain from eating too much beforehand!
May 2022

What's Included in this Brisbane Local Icons Tour?

  • Speciality treat made from a local iconic and indigenous ingredient
  • Guided scenic stop to see first-hand the home of a historic ingredient that has a rich history and strong demand today
  • Variety of entree options with a beer, wine, or non-alcoholic beverage
  • Main-course with sides, beer, wine, or non-alcoholic beverage
  • Dessert with another beverage of your choosing
  • Beer, wine, cocktail or non-alcoholic beverage at one of Brisbane’s most historic bars
  • Local Tour Host to lead your group, share valuable knowledge, and ensure you have the best experience possible
  • Non-alcoholic refreshments

Trip Itinerary

Stop #1 - Start your experience with a speciality treat made from a local iconic and indigenous ingredient
To start your Brisbane local icons journey, you will visit one of Brisbane’s highly regarded chocolatiers to pick up some specialty treats for the main walking part of this journey. Whilst you will be able to select from a range of delicious goodies, this stop will all be about trying one of Brisbane’s most iconic ingredients in a truly delicious form.
Stop #2 - Visit the iconic Botanical Gardens and specifically the home of an iconic ingredient
Walk through the city and visit the iconic Botanical Gardens to see first-hand the home of a historic ingredient that has nourished our locals for thousands of years before continuing your scenic journey to your first lunch stop.
Stop #3 - Savour your entrees in a modern setting with a historical connection
You will enjoy a variety of entree options in a modern setting with a historical connection to Brisbane’s early food story as you get a sense of how Brisbane evolved from a Penal Colony into a City and some of the key economic drivers that were behind the development.
Stop #4 - Take in the views of the iconic Brisbane River as you savour your local produce lunch course and desserts
For your main course and dessert, you will truly get a meal with a view alongside Brisbane’s Iconic River. Here you will enjoy a selection of dishes to share for your second lunch course, as well as individual desserts. You will also be able to choose beer, wine, or other drinks to have with each course.
Stop #5 - Finish your Brisbane local icons tour with a refreshing drink
After basking in the beauty of the river city, you will conclude your afternoon with a refreshing drink at an iconic spot and discover another great city laneway

Reviews from some of our other Brisbane Food Tours

Had an amazing day out with Jamie-Lee who showed us the best gems on the Brisbane gourmet food scene. Can highly recommend a tour!
March 2023
Highly recommend Delectable Tours. I celebrated a special birthday with friends and Jamie-Lee made sure to create the perfect day tour for us. Very professional and informative.
September 2022
We really enjoyed our tour with Jamie-Lee! It was a great afternoon walking through different suburbs of Brisbane and learning about the unique history of each suburb. The 4 restaurants and bars we went to were really enjoyable, the food was fantastic and it was great to visit places we may not have been too otherwise. Would highly recommend and a great way to see your own backyard!
Elly & Sean
August 2021

Tour Highlights

Exceptional Fresh Food in Highly Regarded Venues

With world-class produce from the land, ocean and bays right on our doorstep, Brisbane has some of the best produce around. This tour will take you on a culinary Brisbane local icons tour around Brisbane's CBD. On this tour you will experience a variety of local produce that especially highlights some of our most iconic ingredients and iconic locations.

Iconic Food and Iconic Locations

On this Brisbane lunch walking tour, you'll experience 5 must-visit Brisbane places. These venues and locations will showcase our local produce, key facets of our city and its history. You'll visit food retail stores or cafes, bars, and restaurants, all of which contribute to Brisbane's ever-evolving dining scene.

Top-Notch Drinks to Enhance Your Experience

What goes well with food? Wine, beer and cocktails of course! On this Brisbane walking lunch tour, you'll experience everything from coffee, hot chocolate, beer, wine, and cocktails. These drinks are all carefully selected to enhance the flavours of the food that you will indulge in. Plus, we have plenty of interesting non-alcoholic options available as well.

A Fully Inclusive Food Tour Experience

You'll get a delicious meal made up of 7-9 different dishes, as well as 4 alcoholic beverages, and a walking tour through the beautiful Brisbane CBD. You will experience both local institutions and local icons with a friendly local guide and host. As you walk through the different areas of the city, you'll learn first-hand about Brisbane's food story and some of the best places to savour its iconic ingredients.

4 Highly Regarded Venues + More!

You’ll dine and drink a variety of venues:

  • Renowned Chocolatier Store or Cafe
  • Modern Australian Bar housed in an historic building
  • Alfresco dining at an iconic Modern Australian venue
  • Historic Bar

Insider Knowledge

  • You’ll be guided on a journey of Brisbane’s food history, the stories behind the area, and the places you’ll visit.

  • Learn first-hand what some of Brisbane’s most delicious iconic ingredients are

  • Discover more Brisbane and local food highlights.

  • Local tips and recommendations.

From $236 P/P

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Frequently Asked Questions

We love being able to surprise guests with our full menu on the day, and if often changes based on seasonal menus and produce, as well as dietary requirements and tastes. However, if you are curious, please email for a current example menu.

All dietary requirements will be catered to however they must be arranged prior to a tour. You will be asked about any dietary requirements upon confirming your booking and it is your responsibility to inform us of them.

All dietary requirements will be given to the venues to ensure appropriate catering it provided.

How do we know they are some of the best places around?

We’ve tried them! And, we get to try a lot of places in our line of work. Plus, they are highly regarded by the community of foodies who have also visited them and left glowing reviews.

This tour will run as a private tour with a minimum of 1 to give you the best experience possible, and the ensure it is personalised for you.

No, please email to arrange a special menu based on what you would like to have. Depending on this, we may be able to reduce the price of your ticket. Perhaps, you don’t want any alcoholic drinks, or maybe you don’t like wine, or perhaps you’re a champagne or beer only kind of person. Please email to determine the best option for you.

Whilst this is a walking tour, you certainly don’t need to be fit. We will cover approximately 3.5 kilometres in just over 3.5 hours.
We do our best to make our tours as accessible as possible for all and encourage you to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. Venues are wheelchair friendly and all people with disability who feel comfortable travelling the distance of 3.5 kilometres are encouraged to join this tour. 
For those who have hearing or sight loss, we can also provide more written or audio components when advised.
However, as this is a food tour, you will certainly experience everything through your tastebuds too.
Food is included at four venues and will consist of of 7-9 different dishes with all kinds of iconic ingredient dishes. Your ticket also includes non-alcoholic and four alcoholic beverages.
As this is a walking tour, it is best to wear comfortable shoes. We will be visiting both casual and smart casual venues, but nothing too formal, so wear what you’re comfortable in. 

I plan on driving on the night, where should I park. As we start and conclude around Queen Street Mall, we recommend looking for a park around here.

Usually, the parking at The Myer Centre is quite reasonable.

This tour will still run in the event that it is raining, but not in storms. We will let you know 2 hours or more before if we have to cancel due to inclement weather, however, in the event that it is raining, it is best to bring an umbrella.

Children can certainly be catered for on this tour.

Please contact us to enquire about reduced pricing.

We just advise that the walking distance is 3.5 kilometres, however it is all quite stroller friendly.

To reschedule, please contact us at your earliest convenience on +61 447.420.997. Tours rescheduled within 48 hours or less of the original booking may incur a $50 change fee. Tours rescheduled prior to this time will not incur a fee.

In general, bookings cancelled 48 hours or less prior to a tour will incur a 50% cancellation fee, and therefore only 50% of the booking payment will be refunded. Bookings cancelled prior to this 48-hour will receive a refund. However, to address the associated risks with Covid-19, if you are unwell before or on the day of your tour, please consider rescheduling your booking. Your booking fee may be waived for exceptional circumstances if you need to cancel or reschedule with less than two days’ notice. You may also be asked to provide supporting evidence such as a medical certificate. Notification for instance, in person, via email, mobile phone ‘text message’ or any other means will be accepted subject to confirmation in writing.

Tours rescheduled within 48 hours or less of the original booking may incur a $50 change fee. Tours rescheduled prior to this time will not incur a fee.

Refunds will be made via the same format and account that the purchases were made with. Refunds will be processed within 7 days of cancellation. Any fees charged by a third party as part of the original payment made (credit card, PayPal etc) are not generally refundable

No shows or those who show up sick to a tour will not be entitled to a refund.If you arrive for a tour and are deemed unwell or have Covid-19 symptoms, the host has the right to refuse service and must insist that anyone with these symptoms does not enter the vehicle or commence the tour.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re doing all we can to ensure the health and safety of our customers.

Looking after our customers and ensuring they feel as comfortable as possible is our primary focus, so we are also making a few changes.

These include ensuring our hosts are trained in all the new requirements and procedures to ensure risks are mitigated as much as possible, only more private tours at this stage to minimise the amount of contact with others, as well as a number of other precautions. You can view our full COVID safety plan here.

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