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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Brisbane Holiday Village

Eight Mile Plains, Brisbane Area
From AU$32 - 350
Whether you’re planning a big family vacation, mini-break or even relocating your home, Brisbane Holiday Village is the ideal choice for your next getaway! Their multi-award winning, family owned and operated holiday park is located just 15 minutes south of Brisbane City and 20 minutes north of the iconic Gold Coast theme parks, making them one of the most central and certainly the most luxurious caravan park in the Brisbane area.

Ovolo Inchcolm Brisbane

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$209 - 799
The eclectic, sophisticated and curious Ovolo Inchcolm takes on a rock n roll design. Once a private residence and medical practice, the building was first constructed in the 1930s, with this being the foundation to drive the artistic concept behind Ovolo Inchcolm.

Meriton Suites Adelaide Street, Brisbane

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$95 - 995
Meriton Suites in Adelaide Street is Brisbane's second tallest building with 74 levels of luxuriously spacious apartments. The unique property offers 182 cleverly designed apartments in studio, one, two and three bedroom configurations.

Oaks Charlotte Towers

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$160 - 699
Oaks Charlotte Towers is perfectly positioned in the heart of Brisbane City's business and financial district, and only a short stroll to the Queen Street Mall. Offering stylish one and two bedroom apartments with private balconies and contemporary decor and furnishings, Charlotte Towers is the perfect base for both business and leisure travellers.

Royal On The Park Hotel and Suites

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$149 - 400
Royal on the Park is one of Brisbane’s most iconic hotels. In the heart of the Central Business District, nestled between the stunning Botanic Gardens and city centre and adjacent the Brisbane River, Royal on the Park offers city convenience with a peaceful escape.

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.

Manor Apartment Hotel

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$145 - 585
The Manor Apartment Hotel is a boutique four-star hotel located in the heart of Brisbane Central Business District. All guests can enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast and free unlimited wi-fi during their stay.

Adina Apartment Hotel Brisbane Anzac Square

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$169 - 800
Adina Apartment Hotel Brisbane Anzac Square is an award winning heritage property that is right in the heart of the city, offering 111 beautifully appointed hotel rooms and apartments. It is conveniently located along Ann Street, opposite Central Railway Station and 100 metres from the Queen Street mall, overlooking the lush Anzac Square gardens.

Econo Lodge City Star Brisbane

Kangaroo Point, Brisbane Area
From AU$95.00 - 229.00
Econo Lodge City Star Brisbane offers motel style accommodation. The location is just fantastic, situated at Kangaroo Point, 700 metres to the Gabba and two kilometres to Brisbane's central business district.

ibis Styles Brisbane

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$109 - 279
With a vibrant colour palette, a modern design aesthetic and an abundance of energy pulsating through the hotel, ibis Styles Brisbane Elizabeth Street is full of life; a hotel designed for Brisbane, inspired by Brisbane and determined not just to be comfortable and convenient but playful and fun as well!
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