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 Marriott Hotel

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$179 - 1500
The newly renovated Brisbane Marriott Hotel is the epitome of elegance. Celebrating a $20 million Refurbishment, Brisbane Marriott is boutique in size, grand in style and service, perfectly positioned overlooking the Brisbane River nestled between the vibrant hub of Fortitude Valley and the expansive shopping and financial heart of the Central Business District.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

Swiss-Belhotel Brisbane

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
From AU$160 - 299
Swiss-Belhotel Brisbane offers guests a sophisticated new urban hotel on the edge of South Bank parklands. The hotel has international standard facilities designed for both business and leisure travellers, enhanced by exceptional hospitality and features free WiFi, indoor swimming, gymnasium, conference space and Café 63 all day dining.

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.

Sofitel Brisbane Central

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$245 - 600
Located within walking distance of the city centre, acclaimed Eagle Street Pier, South Bank Parklands and the Convention Centre, Sofitel Brisbane Central also offers direct access to Central Station with easy transportation to the airport and Gold Coast.

Pullman Brisbane Airport

Brisbane Airport, Brisbane Area
From AU$239 - 299
The architecturally designed Pullman Brisbane Airport offers guests a luxury escape, all from within the heart of the airport precinct. Understated elegance are the hallmarks of the property with 132 perfectly appointed rooms and a range of stunning spaces available for guests and visitors.
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