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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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.

Rydges South Bank

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
From AU$189 - 449
The newly redesigned Rydges South Bank is situated in Brisbane's most enviable location, the South Bank arts and entertainment precinct. Rydges South Bank adjoins with the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre via a walkway, it is only a few minutes walk to the Queensland Performing Arts Centre complex, the Queensland Museum, State Library of Queensland and the new magnificent Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA).

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.

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.

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.

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.

Spicers Balfour Hotel

New Farm, Brisbane Area
From AU$249 - 429
From the outside, Spicers Balfour Hotel resembles many of the large and beautiful classic Queenslander homes found in its neighbourhood, the fashionable inner-city Brisbane suburb of New Farm. But inside it holds a secret that sets it apart from the other luxury hotels in Brisbane.

Mantra on Edward

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$289 - 579
For accommodation right in the heart of Brisbane city, you won’t find a more ideal hotel than Mantra on Edward. With a contemporary design and great facilities Mantra on Edward embraces Brisbane’s urban culture.

Brisbane Marriott Hotel

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$179 - 1500
The newly renovated Brisbane Marriott Hotel is the epitome of elegance. Celebrating a $20 million Refurbishment, Brisbane Marriott is boutique in size, grand in style and service, perfectly positioned overlooking the Brisbane River nestled between the vibrant hub of Fortitude Valley and the expansive shopping and financial heart of the Central Business District.

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.
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