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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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.

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.

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.

Mantra Richmont Hotel

Spring Hill, Brisbane Area
From AU$125 - 284
For a hotel ideally located to explore the best of Brisbane, you can’t go past Mantra Richmont Hotel in the historical suburb of Spring Hill. Just two kilometres from the heart of the central business district, you are just a short walk or five minute drive from world-class shopping, riverside restaurants, trendy nightlife spots and cultural entertainment.

Spicers Balfour Hotel

New Farm, Brisbane Area
From AU$249 - 429
From the outside, Spicers Balfour Hotel resembles many of the large and beautiful classic Queenslander homes found in its neighbourhood, the fashionable inner-city Brisbane suburb of New Farm. But inside it holds a secret that sets it apart from the other luxury hotels in Brisbane.

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.

ibis Styles Brisbane

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$109 - 279
With a vibrant colour palette, a modern design aesthetic and an abundance of energy pulsating through the hotel, ibis Styles Brisbane Elizabeth Street is full of life; a hotel designed for Brisbane, inspired by Brisbane and determined not just to be comfortable and convenient but playful and fun as well!

The Calile Hotel

Fortitude Valley, Brisbane Area
From AU$204 - 1500
The Calile is home to 175 generous guest rooms, including nine suites and two premier suites. Each room is designed with the guest experience in mind. The hotel is equally well-appointed, with an array of restaurant and bar options and facilities designed to help you embrace the authentic charm of Brisbane’s sub-tropical character.

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.

Shangri La Gardens Motel Restaurant and Function Centre

Wynnum West, Brisbane Area
From AU$185.00 - 215.00
Shangri La Gardens combines three inter-related businesses. The Function Centre, which has been Shangri La Gardens traditional business for the last 65 years and a 41 room, boutique motel as well as Sylvia’s Restaurant and Wine Bar.
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