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.

Emporium Hotel South Bank

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$295 - 2500
An exciting new chapter for Australia's most awarded boutique luxury hotel. Emporium Hotel South Bank sets a spectacular new standard in exquisite boutique luxury accommodation, sophisticated conferencing and event spaces and exceptional service.

Hotel Gloria

Springwood, Logan City Area
From AU$178 - 298
Hotel Gloria is designed with the professional traveller in mind. Smooth and well-appointed, Hotel Gloria provides guests all the comforts and facilities one can expect from a superior hotel. Taking full advantage of its location being centrally situated in Logan City's commercial business district (CBD), it also has easy access to Brisbane and to the Gold Coast as well as to the area's leading tourist destinations.

ibis Brisbane Airport

Brisbane Airport, Brisbane Area
From AU$149 - 189
The ibis Brisbane Airport is the ‘full package’. Sleek architectural lines meet minimalistic furniture, vibrant colours and cool design features, nestled right in the heart of all the airport action. Making the most of its little posse, you can either take in some pretty epic views of Moreton Bay and Brisbane’s surrounds (the higher the floor, the better the view!

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.

Manly Marina Cove Motel

Manly, Brisbane Area
From AU$180 - 255
Welcome to Manly Marina Cove Motel, Manly's modern premier, boutique motel offering a variety of accommodation options. The Motel is nestled in the Manly marina, in the secure grounds of Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, conveniently located close to the picturesque Manly Harbour Village and the adjoining Wynnum/Manly Esplanade and parklands.

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.

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.

Mantra Richmont Hotel

Spring Hill, Brisbane Area
From AU$125 - 284
For a hotel ideally located to explore the best of Brisbane, you can’t go past Mantra Richmont Hotel in the historical suburb of Spring Hill. Just two kilometres from the heart of the central business district, you are just a short walk or five minute drive from world-class shopping, riverside restaurants, trendy nightlife spots and cultural entertainment.

Park Regis North Quay

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$135 - 375
Park Regis North Quay is ideally positioned overlooking the Brisbane River with spectacular views over the city and across to South Bank. A short walk to the heart of Brisbane's business district and entertainment, shopping and dining options as well as Suncorp Stadium, Park Regis North Quay is the ultimate base for both corporate and leisure guests.
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