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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Adina Apartment Hotel Brisbane Anzac Square

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$169 - 800
Adina Apartment Hotel Brisbane Anzac Square is an award winning heritage property that is right in the heart of the city, offering 111 beautifully appointed hotel rooms and apartments. It is conveniently located along Ann Street, opposite Central Railway Station and 100 metres from the Queen Street mall, overlooking the lush Anzac Square gardens.

Sofitel Brisbane Central

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$245 - 600
Located within walking distance of the city centre, acclaimed Eagle Street Pier, South Bank Parklands and the Convention Centre, Sofitel Brisbane Central also offers direct access to Central Station with easy transportation to the airport and Gold Coast.

Hotel Gloria

Springwood, Logan City Area
From AU$178 - 298
Hotel Gloria is designed with the professional traveller in mind. Smooth and well-appointed, Hotel Gloria provides guests all the comforts and facilities one can expect from a superior hotel. Taking full advantage of its location being centrally situated in Logan City's commercial business district (CBD), it also has easy access to Brisbane and to the Gold Coast as well as to the area's leading tourist destinations.

Ovolo Inchcolm Brisbane

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$209 - 799
The eclectic, sophisticated and curious Ovolo Inchcolm takes on a rock n roll design. Once a private residence and medical practice, the building was first constructed in the 1930s, with this being the foundation to drive the artistic concept behind Ovolo Inchcolm.

Hilton Brisbane

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$235 - 1155
A Brisbane icon, Hilton Brisbane is located in the heart of the city, on the vibrant Queen Street Mall. The hotel features modern accommodation, award-winning dining, newly refurbished leisure facilities and 2500 square metres of purpose built space designed specifically for meetings and events.

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).

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.

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.

Swiss-Belhotel Brisbane

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
From AU$160 - 299
Swiss-Belhotel Brisbane offers guests a sophisticated new urban hotel on the edge of South Bank parklands. The hotel has international standard facilities designed for both business and leisure travellers, enhanced by exceptional hospitality and features free WiFi, indoor swimming, gymnasium, conference space and Café 63 all day dining.

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.
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