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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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.

Manor Apartment Hotel

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$145 - 585
The Manor Apartment Hotel is a boutique four-star hotel located in the heart of Brisbane Central Business District. All guests can enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast and free unlimited wi-fi during their stay.

Mercure Brisbane King George Square

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$160 - 270
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.

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.

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.

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.

Pullman Brisbane King George Square

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$220 - 855
Pullman Brisbane King George Square sets the benchmark in luxury accommodation. Choose from the upscale style of the rooms and suites in the Pullman tower or the warm, convivial vibe of the accommodation in the Mercure Tower.

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.

Quest Chermside on Playfield

Chermside, Brisbane Area
From AU$159 - 300
Quest Chermside on Playfield serviced apartments offer guests a relaxed and comfortable Chermside accommodation experience for overnight visits or for short or long stays, ideal for both the corporate and leisure traveller.

Alpha Mosaic Hotel Brisbane

Fortitude Valley, Brisbane Area
From AU$165 - 400
Alpha Mosaic Hotel Brisbane is a sophisticated boutique Hotel and Apartment accommodation complex, just one and a half kilometres from Brisbane's Central Business District. Experience the best of urban convenience and cosmopolitan design, combined with exceptional facilities and service that revolves around you - right throughout your stay.
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