Experience what to do in Brisbane with this range of great activities and attractions! Make the most of the great weather in Brisbane city and escape your hotel or your Gold Coast accommodation to experience all the great offerings Brisbane, Australia provides. Located in sunny Queensland, the Brisbane CBD hosts a fantastic shopping destination and great restaurants, or make your way to the Brisbane markets for farmers produce and handicrafts. A day tour to Tangalooma is also a must in Brisbane.
Across the Brisbane River you will find South Bank buzzing with more markets, restaurants, a man-made beach, festivals and events. If you have the time, get a car rental from Brisbane or book a bus transfer and make your way down south to the Gold Coast theme parks. There are just so many answers to what to do in Brisbane so before you head back to the airport, have a look through our Brisbane guide of things to do and start planning today. In addition, for more information on what to do in Queensland as a whole, check out our state page!
Dining & Drinking in Brisbane
Cha Cha Char
Considered to have some of the best steaks in Australia, this Award winning steakhouse is the place to go for meat lovers.
Address: Shop 5, Plaza Level Eagle Street Pier Brisbane
Phone: 07 3211 9944
This restaurant is founded and run by the internationally acclaimed Chef Phillip Johnson and serves some of the most delicious food in Brisbane.
Address: 100 Boundary Street (Cnr Adelaide Street)
Phone: 07 3831 8344
If you are in the mood for Japanese food this is the restaurant to go to.
Address: 259 Queen Street, Brisbane
Phone: 07 3221 8388
An authentic Italian restaurant that is slightly on the pricey side. The restaurant is famous for its signature sand crab lasagna and is one of the most popular restaurants in Brisbane.
Address: 1 Eagle Street Pier ferry wharf
Phone: 07 3221 6090
The oldest Japanese restaurant in Brisbane. Serves mouthwatering authentic Japanese food but is on the pricey side.
Address: 85 Bowen St, Spring Hill
Phone: 07 3831 7751
This award-winning restaurant if famous for its vast selection of wines and its excellent Modern Australian cuisine.
Address: 12 Edward St, Brisbane
Phone: 07 3221 7655
Located opposite the Botanic Gardens this is a highly popular restaurant that has a varied menu.
Address: 2 Edward St, Brisbane
Phone: 07 3210 0600
SSS Barbeque Barns
Hearty meals consisting of delicious steaks, ribs and shanks. Friendly warm service and great ambience as well.
Address: 570 Queen St, Brisbane
Phone: 07 3839 1162
One of the oldest Chinese restaurants located in Chinatown. Popular for its authentic Chinese food.
Address: 167 Wickham St, Brisbane
Phone: 07 3252 3838
A popular restaurant and Deli with an interesting fresh menu that uses local produce mainly.
Address: 4/31 James Street, Fortitude Valley
Phone: 07 3852 3700
Ahmet’s Turkish Restaurant
Award winning restaurant, popular for its scrumptious menu and Belly dancers that perform during the weekend.
Address: Shop 10, 164 Little Stanley St/Grey St, South Bank
Phone: 07 3846 6699
Brisbane German Club
If you are in the mood for authentic German food and refreshing German beer then this is the place to go to.
Address: 416 Vulture Street East, East Brisbane
Phone: 07 3391 2434
A long-standing restaurant that serves an interesting fusion of French and North African food. 669 Stanley St, Woolloongabba
Phone: 07 3391 7439
Bars and Nightlife
Address: 697 Brunswick Street New Farm
Phone: 07 3358 1558
Belgian Beer Café
Address: 169 Mary St Brisbane
Phone: 07 3221 0199
Address: 239 George Street, Brisbane
Phone: 07 3221 7411
Down Under Bar
Address: 308 Edward Street Brisbane
Phone: 07 3002 5740
Address: 131 Edward Street, Brisbane
Phone: 07 3229 3522
Address: 23 Eagle St, Brisbane
Phone: 07 3832 2122
O’Malley’s Irish Pub
Address: Wintergardens Centre Shop B1, 171-209 Queen street, Brisbane
Phone: 07 3211 9881
The Port Office Hotel
Address: 40 Edward Street Brisbane
Phone: 07 3221 0072