Brisbane City

Restaurants and cafes in Brisbane

From fine dining to funky cafes, Brisbane has an abundance of restaurants and cafe's scattered through the city and Brisbane’s inner-city suburbs that are perfect for every palette.  


If you’re after world-class dining options with waterfront views of the Story Bridge, opt for one of the award-wining restaurants at Eagle Street Pier. For a more relaxed vibe, head to South Bank’s River Quay, where you can find five renowned restaurants overlooking the Brisbane River. You can also find scrumptious eats at a variety of restaurants in the inner-city suburbs including New Farm, Teneriffe, Fortitude Valley, West End, Paddington and Spring Hill.

The café culture in Brisbane is thriving and everywhere you look you can find great eats and even better coffee. For scrumptious breakfast, lunch or brunch options you are guaranteed to find great bites anywhere along the Brisbane River. West End, Paddington and New Farm also house some of the best cafes in the city and you can walk off your meal by exploring these inner-city precincts post indulgence. 

Shopping in Brisbane

Queen Street Mall is the city’s main shopping precinct where you can find everything from department stores to boutique clothing. Queens Plaza and Edward Street are home to luxury designer shops, ranging from Australian brands such as Zimmerman to international labels such as Gucci, Chanel and Ralph Lauren.

James Street in New Farm is a fantastic inner-city shopping precinct dotted with local and international labels. Grab a coffee or lunch at one of the delicious cafes and restaurants along James Street to refuel between shops. 

If vintage shopping is more your style, head to Paddington or West End where you can browse the vintage shops for some unique pieces to refresh your wardrobe. 

Brisbane nightlife

Brisbane has a booming nightlife scene with new bars popping up regularly around the city. The CBD and Fortitude Valley are the best places to hydrate and hit the dance floor once the sun goes down. Indulge in a cocktail at a rooftop bar as you make the most of the Brisbane’s beautiful weather or enjoy a cold brew at one of Brisbane’s microbreweries or quirky laneway bars. 

Need some inspiration? Check out Brisbane’s best bars.

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Meriton Suites Herschel Street, Brisbane

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$225 - 1995
Meriton Suites Herschel Street, Brisbane is the highest accommodation option available in Brisbane. Offering 260 luxury apartments with simply stunning views towering 262 metres high across this picturesque city.

Brisbane Gateway Resort

Rochedale, Brisbane Area
From AU$43 - 380
Brisbane Gateway Resort is one of Queensland's favourite caravan and tourist holiday parks. Located in the central, south-side growth suburb of Rochedale, it's just 15 minutes into the City and 25 minutes from the Gold Coast.

The Calile Hotel

Fortitude Valley, Brisbane Area
From AU$204 - 1500
The Calile is home to 175 generous guest rooms, including nine suites and two premier suites. Each room is designed with the guest experience in mind. The hotel is equally well-appointed, with an array of restaurant and bar options and facilities designed to help you embrace the authentic charm of Brisbane’s sub-tropical character.

Alcyone Hotel Residences

Hamilton, Brisbane Area
From AU$164 - 469
You will find Alcyone Hotel Residences by the River in the Portside Wharf Cruise Terminal amongst modern, world class restaurants, designer fashion, cafés, an arthouse cinema and walking distance to visitor and locals favourite Eat Street Market.

Spicers Balfour Hotel

New Farm, Brisbane Area
From AU$249 - 429
From the outside, Spicers Balfour Hotel resembles many of the large and beautiful classic Queenslander homes found in its neighbourhood, the fashionable inner-city Brisbane suburb of New Farm. But inside it holds a secret that sets it apart from the other luxury hotels in Brisbane.

ULTIQA Rothbury Hotel

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$99 - 180
Located in the heart of Brisbane’s busy central business district, ULTIQA Rothbury Hotel is the landmark historic backdrop for your modern adventures. Providing easy access to all of the capital city’s major attractions, ULTIQA Rothbury Hotel enables you to be connected to everything whilst escaping in chic, luxury apartments.

Pullman Brisbane King George Square

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$220 - 855
Pullman Brisbane King George Square sets the benchmark in luxury accommodation. Choose from the upscale style of the rooms and suites in the Pullman tower or the warm, convivial vibe of the accommodation in the Mercure Tower.

Sofitel Brisbane Central

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$245 - 600
Positioned in the city centre is the magnificent Sofitel Brisbane Central. Originally the first international hotel in Brisbane, today you will discover a hotel of refined French elegance and personal service.

Tryp Fortitude Valley Hotel Brisbane

Fortitude Valley, Brisbane Area
From AU$139 - 300
TRYP Fortitude Valley promises you the ultimate unique urban accommodation experience. The charismatic boutique hotel offers you convenience and a choice of five different room types, including two inside spa rooms and another two with a private spa on the balcony.

Quest Chermside on Playfield

Chermside, Brisbane Area
From AU$159 - 300
Quest Chermside on Playfield serviced apartments offer guests a relaxed and comfortable Chermside accommodation experience for overnight visits or for short or long stays, ideal for both the corporate and leisure traveller.
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