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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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).

ibis Brisbane Airport

Brisbane Airport, Brisbane Area
From AU$149 - 189
The ibis Brisbane Airport is the ‘full package’. Sleek architectural lines meet minimalistic furniture, vibrant colours and cool design features, nestled right in the heart of all the airport action. Making the most of its little posse, you can either take in some pretty epic views of Moreton Bay and Brisbane’s surrounds (the higher the floor, the better the view!

Brisbane City YHA

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$27 - 120
Brisbane City YHA is designed for any budget traveller, with a relaxed atmosphere and large communal areas. Located a short walk from the city centre and Suncorp Stadium, this hostel offers modern air-conditioned multi-share, double, twin and family rooms (many with en suites).

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.

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 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.

Pullman Brisbane Airport

Brisbane Airport, Brisbane Area
From AU$239 - 299
The architecturally designed Pullman Brisbane Airport offers guests a luxury escape, all from within the heart of the airport precinct. Understated elegance are the hallmarks of the property with 132 perfectly appointed rooms and a range of stunning spaces available for guests and visitors.

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.

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.

The Docks on Goodwin

Kangaroo Point, Brisbane Area
From AU$159 - 269
The Docks on Goodwin is conveniently located in the heart of Kangaroo Point, while close to the Central Business District, The Docks is away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Two towers of accommodation provide secure and comfortable inner city resort style accommodation at this very popular location.
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