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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Mantra on the Quay

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$249 - 619
Situated in between the Brisbane Central Business District and Fortitude Valley, you will discover Mantra on the Quay. Right on the edge of the Brisbane River, you are in the ideal location to explore the buzz that is 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.

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.

Mercure Brisbane King George Square

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$180 - 260
This beautifully appointed hotel, Mercure Brisbane King George Square, enjoys a proud history as Brisbane's first international hotel, superbly positioned adjacent to Brisbane's historic Town Hall and King George Square.

Alex Perry Hotel and Apartments

Fortitude Valley, Brisbane Area
From AU$199 - 999
Alex Perry Hotel and Apartments is where couture design meets playful intelligent style culminating in self -catering accommodation perfectly suited for the modern corporate and leisure traveller. Classic, yet edgy design, blended with modern technology and supported by friendly, professional service, ensures an A List experience for each and every guest.

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.

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.

Shangri La Gardens Motel Restaurant and Function Centre

Wynnum West, Brisbane Area
From AU$185.00 - 215.00
Shangri La Gardens combines three inter-related businesses. The Function Centre, which has been Shangri La Gardens traditional business for the last 65 years and a 41 room, boutique motel as well as Sylvia’s Restaurant and Wine Bar.

Gambaro Hotel Brisbane

Petrie Terrace, Brisbane Area
From AU$150 - 500
Gambaro Hotel exudes luxury, style and sophistication. Located moments from Suncorp Stadium, the hotel is conveniently positioned in the heart of Brisbane’s Caxton Street precinct. This contemporary design hotel is famous for its elegance and personalised service.

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!
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