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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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.

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.

Next Hotel Brisbane

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$160 - 605
Located on Queen Street Mall in the heart of the Brisbane central business district, Next Hotel Brisbane is an upscale hotel for both the corporate and leisure markets. Just a short stroll away, you'll find the Brisbane Convention Centre, South Bank Parklands, the Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art and the Brisbane Botanical Gardens.

Mantra South Bank

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
From AU$259 - 519
Mantra South Bank is located on the beautiful banks of the Brisbane River in the South Bank precinct and is close to the vibrant central business district. Conveniently surrounded by a host of cultural and leisure attractions, whether you feel like wining and dining, catching a show or exhibition, or are in town for work, Mantra South Bank is perfect.

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.

Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane

Spring Hill, Brisbane Area
From AU$130 - 400
Situated on the highest point in Brisbane’s Central Business District, Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane is a convenient address for business and leisure travellers. Discover an engaging blend of contemporary design, modern amenities and gracious hospitality, at a hotel dedicated to the perfect guest experience - ideal for a relaxing corporate trip, family holiday or weekend getaway.

Essence Apartments Chermside

Chermside, Brisbane Area
From AU$149 - 400
Essence is a stylish, sophisticated, spacious, and fully furnished serviced apartment, meeting the requirements of a variety of travellers. Positioned in the heart of Chermside and close to Brisbane's Domestic and International Airports, plus they offer immediate access to both Prince Charles and Holy Spirit Hospitals, cultural locations and close proximity to public transport.

Base Brisbane Uptown

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$20 - 100
Directly opposite the Roma Street Transit Centre (Greyhound and premier bus station) is Brisbane's 'flashpacker' accommodation, Base Uptown. You can literally step off the train or bus, walk across the road drop your bags and then get straight into exploring this funky city!

Cedar Lookout

Wynnum, Brisbane Area
From AU$170 - 240
Cedar Lookout is a fully furnished air-conditioned house located 100 metres from the stunning waterfront of Moreton Bay with the islands as a backdrop. Being a self contained house, it caters for groups, families, or relocation to Brisbane where a three bedroom house is more comfortable.

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.
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