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

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$140 - 289
Mercure Brisbane offers 194 spacious, light-filled and stylish accommodation rooms. Recently refurbished the rooms reflect the local character through the use of vibrant colours, emblazoned black and white imagery of the river on the bed heads, and the use of visually striking, space saving furniture.

Mantra Terrace Hotel

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$205 - 379
Mantra Terrace Hotel is a modern and stylish boutique hotel located on leafy Astor Terrace, just a short walk to the city centre and the best Brisbane has to offer. Offering accommodation ranging from Hotel Room to Studio Suite with all rooms including a 40 inch LCD high definition television, iPod docks and access to WiFi (fees apply).

Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane

Brisbane, Brisbane Area
From AU$217 - 437
Ideally located in the heart of Brisbane's Central Business District, just a stone's throw away from all the river city has to offer, such as Queen Street Mall offering a wide range of luxury high end brands and boutiques, the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Treasury Casino and Queensland Art Gallery.

Brisbane City YHA

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$52 - 142
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).

Oaks Charlotte Towers

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$160 - 699
Oaks Charlotte Towers is perfectly positioned in the heart of Brisbane City's business and financial district, and only a short stroll to the Queen Street Mall. Offering stylish one and two bedroom apartments with private balconies and contemporary decor and furnishings, Charlotte Towers is the perfect base for both business and leisure travellers.

The Park Hotel Brisbane

Spring Hill, Brisbane Area
From AU$140 - 499
The Park Hotel Brisbane offers boutique accommodation in Spring Hill, just 10 minutes' walk to the Central Business District and within close proximity of lively restaurants, shopping and entertainment.

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.

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.

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.

Sofitel Brisbane Central

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$245 - 395
Positioned in the city centre is the magnificent Sofitel Brisbane Central. Originally the first international hotel in Brisbane, today you will discover a hotel of refined French elegance and personal service.
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