Warm and luxurious, Stamford Plaza Brisbane is the epitome of fine taste and classic style. This 5-star hotel features 252 beautifully-appointed guest rooms with sweeping river views, incorporating stunning European-style decor. Embrace the warm and welcoming ambience while enjoying the very best Brisbane has to offer.
Brisbane is the glittering northern city, the jewel in Queensland’s crown. Australia’s third largest city is emerging as creative, inspired and thoughtful, focusing on quality food, culture and outdoor living. Its lifeblood is the Brisbane River that snakes its way through this foot-friendly city. Shop up a storm on Queen Street, followed by a stroll around to see the city’s historic buildings. Dine al fresco along South Bank’s sandy lagoon, then pop by the sprawling Queensland Cultural Centre, which hosts a growing number of world-class exhibitions. From eclectic Fortitude Valley to fashionable New Farm and Teneriffe, thriving little pockets of Brisbane are there to be discovered.
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Conveniently located near the Brisbane Transit Centre, CBD, and cultural and entertainment precinct of South Bank; there's no better place for business or pleasure than Traders Hotel, by Shangri-La. Its well-appointed and spacious rooms are designed to provide a fresh and relaxing environment, offering views of either Brisbane's city skyline or the lush Roma Street Parklands.
Located right in the heart of the CBD, Four Points by Sheraton is just a short 2-minute walk from the beautiful Brisbane River as well as the Queen Street Mall’s shopping hub and the lively entertainment district of Eagle Street Pier. Enjoy free internet in the lobby area as well as great local beers, luscious beds, and a delicious breakfast menu.
Insider Tip: Bring along your devices and stay connected with the latest in-room technology, 42-inch LCD Smart TV, and triple Bluetooth connectivity.
Novotel Brisbane is a premium 4.5-star hotel with 296 stylish and modern rooms, and comprehensive leisure facilities. The hotel features a restaurant, bar, cafe, outdoor swimming pool, sauna, gym, and a children’s play area. Novotel Brisbane is an inner city oasis and is your gateway to all that Brisbane has to offer.
Insider Tip: Bring the fun to your room - all rooms feature a flat screen TV with cable channels, internet, and Playstation.
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A relative newcomer to the Brisbane dining scene, Gerard’s Bistro has been winning awards all over the place. Head chef Ben Williamson takes his menu inspiration from southern Europe, the Middle East and northern Africa with delicious results. Tucked into a laneway, Gerard’s doesn’t have the river views of other top restaurants, but the interior of exposed concrete and warm timbers certainly makes up for it.
Insider Tip:Try the lamb tagine with a side of Shirin Palow (Iranian rice pilaf).
Located on Brisbane’s riverfront in the CBD, Esquire was founded on the philosophy “take only what you need” and features a daily degustation menu filled with innovative and exciting dishes created by Executive Chef Ryan Squires. Esquire was awarded three hats (out of four, the highest accolade) in the 2013 Restaurant Chef Hats Awards organised by the Australian Good Food & Travel Guide.
Insider Tip: If you can’t get a booking, try the more casual Esq in the same location. It features food prepared over a charcoal fire pit.
The fine dining arm of The Urbane Group (of The Euro and The Laneway fame) is an icon of the Brisbane dining scene. Argentinian-born chef Alejandro Cancino brings to Brisbane his incredible experience – from Mugaritz in Spain to Bulgari Hotels & Resorts in Tokyo. The five or seven course menus are fresh, seasonal and showcase the best of Queensland produce.
Insider Tip: Book Sub-Urbane, the cellar-style private dining area, for a truly memorable night out.
This is the Brissy outpost of executive chef Sean Presland’s contemporary Japanese restaurant group, Sake. Bringing together fresh and innovative ingredients and giving them a Japanese spin, his creations will excite any palate – think wallaby and abalone sashimi, miso barramundi and mushroom salad.
Insider Tip: Go with one of Presland’s daily specials for the best of the best ingredients.