The Brisbane CBD is an enterprising hub which hosts over 4,000 businesses, five vibrant shopping precincts, 700 local and international retailers, over 200 thriving restaurants and bars. Characterised by a lively music and entertainment scene with over 1,000 events a year, and a globally connected and sustainable economy; Brisbane CBD continues to attract and entertain 26 million visitors a year while providing long-term opportunities for retailers and businesses.

The dining scene in Brisbane has come of age. There’s an array of flavours on offer to suit every pallet and price bracket. From cheap noodles to exquisite dining – The City has it all.

It’s been described as the biggest dining revolution since “al fresco” was introduced in the 1980s, and The City’s small bar revolution is here.From a good coffee and a sleek cocktail, to a hearty German sausage there are plenty of options for those seeking something off the beaten track. There is growing number of small bars and restaurants cropping up around The City in recently revitalised laneways including Burnett Lane and Albert Lane, offering a discovery in every direction.

The City offers a range of central hotels to suit everyone from the business and leisure traveller. The range of Brisbane CBD accommodation offers an ideal base to explore The City. From family friendly to corporate and luxury stays, there are plenty of options in The City.


Street What Description
Albert Street Vapiano VapianoItalian restaurant, Brisbane, creates everything from good old- fashioned Italian recipes using only the best local produce. www.vapiano.com.au
Oaks Festival Towers Stunning design, Oaks Festival Towers is located on the famous Festival Hall site in the heart of the Brisbane CBD. This 41 level property offers apartments with either one or two bedrooms, with full kitchen facilities and high quality appliances for in-room entertaining, separate lounge area and either balcony or alfresco balcony which is enclosed with bi fold windows. All rooms also have laundry facilities. Read more
Ann Street Sebel&Citigate The Sebel&Citigate King George Square is perfectly situated right in the heart of the Brisbane CBD, within walking distance of the Queen Street Mall and local attractions. Read more
Burnett Lane Brew Located in Burnett Lane, Brew is one of Brisbane’s coolest Laneway venues – offering great coffe and snack food, as well as wine, beer and bubbles.
Super Whatnot Come and discover Super Whatnot, a little laneway bar with a personality all of its own.
Survey Bistro & co Brought to you by Simon Livingston, this bistro offers epicurean food with a rustic feel and features a dining room, bar and courtyard.
The German Sausage Hut After serving from a cart at market stalls all over the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane since 2002, there is now a full-time hut in the heart of The City at Burnett Lane.
Edward Street Belgium Beer Café An award-winning café and outdoor beer garden tips the scale from chill to pour. Offers traditional brews dating back to 1070. Read more here.
Exchange Hotel A popular inner city venue. www.theexchange.com.au
Pane E Vino Italian restaurant –www.paneevino.com.au/home
Port Office Hotel A popular and unique inner city dining and entertainment location.www.portofficehotel.com.au
Stamford Plaza Brisbane Hotel Stamford Plaza Brisbane hotel, is proudly one of the city’s most prestigious and recognisable landmarks, comprises 252 luxuriously appointed guestrooms over 22 floors, and is nestled between the banks of the Brisbane River and the Botanic Gardens. Read more
The Victory The “iconic” Victory Hotel, situated in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD, has long been referred to as “Brisbane’s Favourite Meeting Place”. www.thevictory.com.au
Verve Café Bar A modern Italian restaurant, situation in the basement of Metro Arts. Read more here.
Eagle Street Pier ARIA Restaurant Located in the Eagle Street Pier precinct, ARIA Restaurant, co-owned and operated by Matt Moran and Peter Sullivan, has spectacular views of the Brisbane River with the Story Bridge providing a perfect back drop for diners. Read more
Bavarian Bier Café With views of the Brisbane River and Story Bridge, and complemented by a dazzling glass stein chandelier suspended over the main bar, this amazing venue is perfect for a quick drink after work, corporate lunches with a chilled vibe, or relaxed meals with friends and family on lazy Sunday afternoons. Read more
Sake With a relaxed vibe and a variety of dining options, Saké offers contemporary Japanese dishes all matched with an exclusive range of imported Japanese sakes.
Elizabeth Street Hilton Brisbane Hotel Hilton Brisbane has spent more than A$14 million in the last year, upgrading every aspect of its facilities in a strategic move to attract both the corporate and tourism dollar. The hotel is the city’s most iconic hotel. Famous for its sun filled atrium with glass ceiling some 85 meters overhead.Read more here.
Matongsan II Set in the Elizabeth Arcade, diners can enjoy the famous soups, stirfrys or hot pots with complimentary sides of kimchi, sweet potato and pasta salad. Read more
George Street The Villager Hotel The Villager Hotel is a gastrobar and supperclub that spans across three levels of a century-old building on George Street. It offers traditional comfort food and cocktails served til 3am. Read more
Treasury Casino and Hotel Housed in two of The City’s finest heritage buildings, the Conrad Treasury Hotel & Casino combines old-world charm with modern convenience. Built in the late 19th century, this sandstone structure features five restaurants, seven bars and live entertainment every night of the week. The multi-award winning hotel offers five-star services and luxury packages.Read more
Public Public is a restaurant that offers visitors a relaxed and comfortable environment.  The food is designed to share, and the menu focuses on seasonal and locally sourced ingredients.
Mary Street Urbane & Laneway Bar Located on Mary Street, diners are spoilt for choice with three extra wining and dining choices in additional to the restaurant – Sub Urbane (wine cellar and function space), The Euro café and The Laneway bar.
Malt Dining Bar & Cellar Located on Mary Street, diners are spoilt for choice with three extra wining and dining choices in additional to the restaurant – Sub Urbane (wine cellar and function space), The Euro cafe and The Laneway bar.
Queen Street Brisbane Marriott Hotel Whatever the occasion, indulge in the casual elegance and luxury at the Brisbane Marriott Hotel. Experience the luxurious facilities and convenient inner city location nestled beside the iconic Brisbane River. Read more
Chifley at Lennons Located on the Queen Street Mall in the heart of the city and other city attractions, Chifley at Lennons, Brisbane is a four and a half star superior hotel offering a high standard of accommodation and services for both the corporate and leisure markets. Just a short strollaway you will find the Brisbane Convention Centre, South Bank Parklands, the Queensland Art Gallery and the Brisbane Botanical Gardens.Read more
Turbot Street Sofitel Brisbane Sofitel Brisbane Central is Brisbane’s premier hotel, conveniently located for you to enjoy Brisbane, the Sofitel is just a short walk from the Queen Street Mall - Queensland’s premier shopping and entertainment precinct, Eagle Street Pier, the Brisbane River, South Bank Parklands and the Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre.Read more
Tank Opened by the pair behind Brett’s Wharf, Alastair McLeod and Genny Nielson, Tank Restaurant & Bar offers contemporary Australian cuisine with aspects of Japanese inspiration and a strong focus on local produce.