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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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.

Novotel Brisbane Airport

Brisbane Airport, Brisbane Area
From AU$199 - 629
Novotel Brisbane Airport is ideally positioned within the Brisbane Airport precinct; the property is conveniently located in between the Gateway Arterial roads and adjacent to the DFO Shopping Centre. Featuring 157 modern rooms and suites, state of the art conference facilities, restaurant and bar, 24 hour reception and room service, and a large rooftop heated swimming pool.

Royal On The Park Hotel and Suites

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$149 - 400
Royal on the Park is one of Brisbane’s most iconic hotels. In the heart of the Central Business District, nestled between the stunning Botanic Gardens and city centre and adjacent the Brisbane River, Royal on the Park offers city convenience with a peaceful escape.

Mantra Midtown

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$249 - 479
Mantra Midtown is the perfect choice in self-contained hotel accommodation with the Brisbane Central Business District. They aim to ensure your 100 per cent comfort and provide everything you’ll need from room service to wi-fi.

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.

Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane

Brisbane, Brisbane Area
From AU$217 - 437
Ideally located in the heart of Brisbane's Central Business District, just a stone's throw away from all the river city has to offer, such as Queen Street Mall offering a wide range of luxury high end brands and boutiques, the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Treasury Casino and Queensland Art Gallery.

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.

Belise

Bowen Hills, Brisbane Area
From AU$162 - 390
Belise boasts premium accommodation in Bowen Hills including one, two and three bedroom modern apartments with generous living spaces and an abundance of natural light. Situated on one of the highest points in Bowen Hills overlooking the new RNA showground redevelopment, Belise will offer conference and exhibition guests immediate access to a host of elegant bars, trendy restaurants, funky cafes and boutique shopping.

Treasury Brisbane

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$250 - 1500
From the energy, excitement and adventure of a 24 hour casino to the colonial charm of a deluxe hotel, Treasury Brisbane encompasses the best of both worlds, providing more choices in entertainment, dining and relaxation!
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