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 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.

Next Hotel Brisbane

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$160 - 605
Located on Queen Street Mall in the heart of the Brisbane central business district, Next Hotel Brisbane is an upscale hotel for both the corporate and leisure markets. Just a short stroll away, you'll find the Brisbane Convention Centre, South Bank Parklands, the Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art and the Brisbane Botanical Gardens.

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.

Stamford Plaza Brisbane

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$225 - 4000
Uniquely positioned on the banks of the Brisbane River and just a stone's throw to the Botanic Gardens, Stamford Plaza Brisbane is ideally located in the hub of the central business district and a short stroll to the city's theatres, restaurants, nightlife and shopping.

Mantra on Mary

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$199 - 459
If you’re looking for accommodation in Brisbane that’s walking distance to all the main attractions, Mantra on Mary is in the ideal position for you. In this thriving city, these contemporary and spacious apartments will be your escape.

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.

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.

Mantra South Bank

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
From AU$259 - 519
Mantra South Bank is located on the beautiful banks of the Brisbane River in the South Bank precinct and is close to the vibrant central business district. Conveniently surrounded by a host of cultural and leisure attractions, whether you feel like wining and dining, catching a show or exhibition, or are in town for work, Mantra South Bank is perfect.

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.

Alex Perry Hotel and Apartments

Fortitude Valley, Brisbane Area
From AU$189 - 899
Alex Perry Hotel and Apartments is where couture design meets playful intelligent style culminating in self -catering accommodation perfectly suited for the modern corporate and leisure traveller. Classic, yet edgy design, blended with modern technology and supported by friendly, professional service, ensures an A List experience for each and every guest.
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