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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Alex Perry Hotel and Apartments

Fortitude Valley, Brisbane Area
From AU$189 - 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.

Hilton Brisbane

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$235 - 1155
A Brisbane icon, Hilton Brisbane is located in the heart of the city, on the vibrant Queen Street Mall. The hotel features modern accommodation, award-winning dining, newly refurbished leisure facilities and 2500 square metres of purpose built space designed specifically for meetings and events.

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.

Breeze Lodge

Kangaroo Point, Brisbane Area
From AU$29 - 95
Breeze Lodge is a brand new short-term accommodation and backpackers conveniently located in the heart of Kangaroo Point and less than two kilometres from the Brisbane Central Business District. Their guests can enjoy free wi-fi throughout the hostel and free continental breakfast.

Sage Hotel James Street

Fortitude Valley, Brisbane Area
From AU$129 - 299
The new kid on the block has arrived at Brisbane’s James Street in Fortitude Valley. The collaboration of the historic Queens Arms and Sage Hotel brings a melding of traditional and modern, pubs and rooms, meetings and dinners, fashion, design and more.

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.

Sofitel Brisbane Central

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$245 - 600
Positioned in the city centre is the magnificent Sofitel Brisbane Central. Originally the first international hotel in Brisbane, today you will discover a hotel of refined French elegance and personal service.

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.

The Point Brisbane - Hotel

Kangaroo Point, Brisbane Area
From AU$161 - 231
From the moment you enter the elegant marble foyer and smell the perfume of the fresh flowers on display, you’ll feel completely at home at Brisbane's leading independent hotel. The Point is conveniently situated in the exclusive inner city village of Kangaroo Point.

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.
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