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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FV by Peppers

Fortitude Valley, Brisbane Area
From AU$229 - 1163
With cutting edge architectural design, FV by Peppers is matched by the inclusion of some thoroughly modern facilities, such as a heated u-shaped skyline pool, moonlight cinema, state of the art gym, yoga retreat and tropical outdoor lounge area.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mercure Brisbane

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$140 - 289
Mercure Brisbane offers 194 spacious, light-filled and stylish accommodation rooms. Recently refurbished the rooms reflect the local character through the use of vibrant colours, emblazoned black and white imagery of the river on the bed heads, and the use of visually striking, space saving furniture.

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.
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