Brisbane Travel Guide
About BrisbaneAs the capital of Queensland and Australia's third largest city, Brisbane has it all. With bright sunny days and balmy nights, Brisbane is Australias only sub-tropical capital city, presenting visitors with a stimulating city experience in a friendly, relaxed environment. Make a journey to downtown Brisbane and you'll realise how beautiful a city can be. Brisbane's array of restaurants and sidewalk cafes show this city has embraced al fresco dining and fine cuisine like no other. Spend lazy afternoons dining by the tranquil Brisbane River, enjoy eclectic cuisine at intimate inner city restaurants, or indulge in authentic cosmopolitan flavours at West End or Chinatown. Alternatively Fortitude Valley, South Brisbane, New Farm, Toowong, Camp Hill, & Paddington are just some of the other main dining hubs where you will find quality cuisine. Brisbane is also renowned for its buzzing nightlife, great clubs and pubs, and the Queen Street Mall in the city's centre is a shopper's paradise.
When to Visit BrisbaneBrisbane’s days are typically blessed with mild sunny weather year round. Temperatures average around 20oC in the winter months but venture inland it does get colder at night. The summer months, November to April, tend to suffer from higher levels of humidity, although the countryside may be at its best after the rains have nurtured new plant growth (Average temperature 19 - 28°C). It’s arguable, but the best time to visit is during the winter, between May & October) when temperatures are cooler and rainfall is low (Average temperature 12 - 23°C).
Getting Around BrisbaneBrisbane’s Domestic and International Airports are located approximately 15-20 minutes drive (13 km) from the city centre. Busses, trains and taxis are available from the terminal. Getting around Brisbane is easy - the city is serviced by a variety of public and private transport options including train, bus, ferry, taxi, and bicycle. Driving in Brisbane is made easy by excellent roads and extensive highway/freeway networks. Signage is also usually pretty good.
Readers Choice 2018 - Fine Dining
It wouldn’t be surprising to see the God of food, wine and indulgence himself lounging at Bacchus Restaurant, his South Brisbane namesake. Located on the podium level of...
Special Event The Valentino Marcattilii Series at Bacchus
Readers Choice 2018 - Food Truck
Brisbane foodies get their souvlaki fix from That Greek Truck, as it trundles around the city serving up authentic fare like Yia-yia makes. Setting up at various ...
6 Sep to 14 Dec
Yoga and Beer Feast Every Wednesday Fornightly
Treat yourself and loved ones to an elegant dining experience at Deer Duck Bistro, an Auchenflower venue with a touch of class. Emanating a distinguished vibe, De...
10 Sep to 31 Oct
Functions The Culinary EXPERIENCE
Grab your pardner and head on down to Hitching Post Bar + Grill on McCaskill Road in Pullenvale for a cheeky cocktail and bite to eat. Rocking an industria...
9 Sep to 7 Oct
Special deals every day Daily Specials
Take the bite off lingering hunger at Gather and Feast on James Street in Caboolture. This fun and frisky café embraces a blue and white theme, with geometrical han...
14 Sep to 31 Oct
Caffeine Free Range Don't Feel Like Having a Caffeine Hit?
Neighbourhood Manly drinking hole, Bluebottle Bar + Kitchen on Cambridge Parade is celebrating a new name and look. Crisp white walls and suspended globe lights ...
8 Jun to 31 Oct
Thursday to Sunday New Kitchen Combo Deals
It's time for Bulimba diners to don a bib, choose a weapon and crack a crab leg at King Crab Co on Oxford Street. This bold new crab den is ready to liven up the local foo...
5 Sep to 3 Oct
Daily Special "Crustacean Station”
Drop by Reel Café situated in Bracken Ridge Plaza for a taste of the ocean as well as a wide selection of Mod Oz cuisine the whole family is sure to love. Whether dinin...
12 Jul to 31 Oct
Come in Today All-day Breakfast
Readers Choice 2018
Wild Forage Australia aims to share a philosophy of connecting Chefs and restaurateurs with the landscape through wild, foraged edibles. Established by Che...
31 Jul to 30 Sep
with Nick Blake Foraged Dinners
Old world charm and Mod Oz fare abound at Wooden Horse Restaurant & Bar on Junction Road in Clayfield. This converted general store welcomes guests with...
1 Sep 17 to 31 Dec 18
Every Wednesday Steak Night
Make your next dining experience in Bardon one to remember at the sophisticated Lutece Bistro & Wine Bar. Classically refined, this smart set venue regales in a...
7 to 30 Sep
Provence The Provincial Series
Brisbane pop-up restaurant Black Ox Dining brings a paddock to plate philosophy to their degustation dinner fare. With a semi-permanent location at the historic Padd...
5 to 26 Sep
....now we plant Spring is here....
An eclectic mix of old world charm and retro style awaits diners at Felix & Amor Café on Old Cleveland Road in Capalaba. This quaint café dishes up all-day breakfast...
13 Sep to 13 Oct
Come and Try Housemade Cakes
Keep on keeping on with a detour via Simply Beans café on Compton Road in Logan, picking up a kick of caffeine and a bite to eat before heading home for the afternoo...
30 Aug to 26 Sep
WEEKLY Barista Workshops
Shinbashi Yakiniku brings the fun interactive nature of a Japanese-style barbeque grill to Underwood. Situated on Logan Road, this cheerful eatery offers a dining ...
1 Sep 17 to 30 Sep 18
Book Your Event Functions Space!
A café meets bar venue where good food, drinks and times are on offer morning, noon and night, The Whistle Dixie on the corner of Ann and Brookes Street is t...
21 Aug to 21 Sep
Every Friday Live Music
Readers Choice 2018
For a little after-work wind down time, Brisbanites best head to Grape Therapy bar tucked into a basement level establishment on the corner of Adelaide and Macr...
Special Event PIGG'S PEAKE LONG LUNCH
Readers Choice 2018 - Greek
Before taking the Redlands Ferry across to North Stradbroke Island, be sure to dine at Sails on Shore restaurant located at the Redlands RSL on Passage St...
1 Jan 17 to 31 Dec 18
$17.90 Offer Buffet Breakfast
Amble in to Bramble Place on Loudon Street in Sandgate to catch up with friends over an aromatic brew and café fare with flair. This cosy café and tea room calls a histo...
Pre-Show Food and Drinks Music By the Sea Wine and Tapas
Abbiocco Food Truck brings Italian food with attitude to venues around South-East Queensland. The product of a creatively frustrated Chef, Abbiocco is all abou...
8 Aug to 29 Sep
Corporate Catering Breakfast grazing boards..or brunch ..or just a get together in the office.
Unwind with a glass of wine or ice cold craft beer in Kangaroo Point’s Summer House. Brisbane’s balmy weather, Summer House’s large outdoor deck and regular live mu...
21 Aug to 21 Sep
Tuesday Special Paella Offer
Readers Choice 2018 - Cafe
- 1 At The Jetty Bribie
Bribie Island QLD
- 2 Hitching Post Bar + Grill
- 3 King Crab Co
- 4 Mecca Bah Brisbane
Fortitude Valley QLD
- 5 Vapiano Brisbane
Brisbane CBD QLD
- 6 Vapiano Brisbane Garden ...
Upper Mt Gravatt QLD
- 7 Giovanni's Woodfire & Kitchen
- 8 Ariala
Kippa Ring QLD
- 9 Basil & Vine
- 10 Pine & Bamboo Chinese Restaur...
Cannon Hill QLD
What started as a late night pipedream has culminated into a local legend named ...
An eclectic mix of old world charm and retro style awaits diners at Felix & Amor...
Restaurants Fortitude Valley
A café meets bar venue where good food, drinks and times are on offer morning, n...
Amble in to Bramble Place on Loudon Street in Sandgate to catch up with friends ...
Restaurants Bowen Hills
There’s more than just great coffee on offer at The Green Owl on Brookes Street ...