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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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.

Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane

Spring Hill, Brisbane Area
From AU$130 - 400
Situated on the highest point in Brisbane’s Central Business District, Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane is a convenient address for business and leisure travellers. Discover an engaging blend of contemporary design, modern amenities and gracious hospitality, at a hotel dedicated to the perfect guest experience - ideal for a relaxing corporate trip, family holiday or weekend getaway.

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.

Novotel Brisbane South Bank

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
From AU$169 - 299
When looking for Brisbane accommodation, the striking new Novotel Brisbane South Bank is perfectly placed close to the Brisbane River to make your Brisbane stay memorable, whether doing business or taking a breather.

Gambaro Hotel Brisbane

Petrie Terrace, Brisbane Area
From AU$150 - 500
Gambaro Hotel exudes luxury, style and sophistication. Located moments from Suncorp Stadium, the hotel is conveniently positioned in the heart of Brisbane’s Caxton Street precinct. This contemporary design hotel is famous for its elegance and personalised service.

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.

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.

Tryp Fortitude Valley Hotel Brisbane

Fortitude Valley, Brisbane Area
From AU$139 - 300
TRYP Fortitude Valley promises you the ultimate unique urban accommodation experience. The charismatic boutique hotel offers you convenience and a choice of five different room types, including two inside spa rooms and another two with a private spa on the balcony.

Brisbane Riverview Hotel

Hamilton, Brisbane Area
From AU$169 - 219
Over looking the River at Hamilton, The Brisbane Riverview Hotel is conveniently located between the Brisbane Airport and City centre. Their 90 guest rooms are spacious and well appointed offering a warm and inviting ambience.

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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