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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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).

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.

Essence Apartments Chermside

Chermside, Brisbane Area
From AU$149 - 400
Essence is a stylish, sophisticated, spacious, and fully furnished serviced apartment, meeting the requirements of a variety of travellers. Positioned in the heart of Chermside and close to Brisbane's Domestic and International Airports, plus they offer immediate access to both Prince Charles and Holy Spirit Hospitals, cultural locations and close proximity to public transport.

Quest Chermside on Playfield

Chermside, Brisbane Area
From AU$159 - 300
Quest Chermside on Playfield serviced apartments offer guests a relaxed and comfortable Chermside accommodation experience for overnight visits or for short or long stays, ideal for both the corporate and leisure traveller.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pullman Brisbane King George Square

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$220 - 855
Pullman Brisbane King George Square sets the benchmark in luxury accommodation. Choose from the upscale style of the rooms and suites in the Pullman tower or the warm, convivial vibe of the accommodation in the Mercure Tower.

Meriton Suites Herschel Street, Brisbane

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$225 - 1995
Meriton Suites Herschel Street, Brisbane is the highest accommodation option available in Brisbane. Offering 260 luxury apartments with simply stunning views towering 262 metres high across this picturesque city.
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