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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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.

The Sebel Brisbane

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$179 - 1292
For stylish hotel accommodation in the very heart of Brisbane, look no further than The Sebel Brisbane. Located on the corner of Charlotte and Albert Streets in Brisbane's central business district and only steps from the Queen Street Mall's shopping and entertainment precinct, The Sebel Brisbane offers guests 134 newly refurbished studio and one and two bedroom apartments with spectacular views over Brisbane's glittering skyline.

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.

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 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.

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.

Brisbane City YHA

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$52 - 142
Brisbane City YHA is designed for any budget traveller, with a relaxed atmosphere and large communal areas. Located a short walk from the city centre and Suncorp Stadium, this hostel offers modern air-conditioned multi-share, double, twin and family rooms (many with en suites).

Brisbane Holiday Village

Eight Mile Plains, Brisbane Area
From AU$32 - 350
Whether you’re planning a big family vacation, mini-break weekend or even relocating your home, the multi-award-winning Brisbane Holiday Village is the ideal choice for your next holiday. The family owned and run Village is located just 15 minutes south of Brisbane City and 20 minutes north of the iconic Gold Coast theme parks, making us one of the most central and certainly the most luxurious caravan park in the Brisbane area.

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.

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.
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