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 Gateway Resort

Rochedale, Brisbane Area
From AU$43 - 380
Brisbane Gateway Resort is one of Queensland's favourite caravan and tourist holiday parks. Located in the central, south-side growth suburb of Rochedale, it's just 15 minutes into the City and 25 minutes from the Gold Coast.

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.

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.

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.

Rydges Fortitude Valley

Bowen Hills, Brisbane Area
From AU$109 - 299
Set on the fringes of Brisbane’s entertainment quarter Fortitude Valley, you’re ideally situated for the conference and events calendar of the Royal International Convention Centre and Brisbane Showgrounds directly opposite.

Quest Eight Mile Plains

Eight Mile Plains, Brisbane Area
From AU$170 - 450
Quest Eight Mile Plains offers brand new serviced apartment accommodation in Eight Mile Plains, and is perfectly positioned within the thriving Brisbane Technology Park and within walking distance to other major business parks.

Best Western Sunnybank Star Motel and Apartments

Eight Mile Plains, Brisbane Area
From AU$115 - 269
Sunnybank Star Motel and Apartments is a member of the Best Western Hotels and Resorts global organisation. Every night over 500,000 guests stay in the comfort of a Best Western establishment across the globe.

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.

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.

The Calile Hotel

Fortitude Valley, Brisbane Area
From AU$204 - 1500
The Calile is home to 175 generous guest rooms, including nine suites and two premier suites. Each room is designed with the guest experience in mind. The hotel is equally well-appointed, with an array of restaurant and bar options and facilities designed to help you embrace the authentic charm of Brisbane’s sub-tropical character.
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