There’s nothing like a good old-fashioned stay-cay; and, with so many things to see and do in Brisbane, it’s only fitting we try to jam-pack it all in one roundup.
So, to help you plan your next stay-cay at South Bank, here’s everything you’ll need to know.
WHERE TO STAY…
For the most stunning views of Brisbane, Emporium Hotel South Bank is a winner. Finished with luxury amenities and handcrafted touches, the suites will have you second guessing whether this is real life. The best part? They’re only a quick walk to South Bank’s premier dining destination, River Quay.
For a weekend getaway that embraces both relaxation and the heart of the city, head straight to Mantra South Bank. Decked out with modern amenities, you can look forward to the heated lap pool, self-contained apartments and South Bank restaurants at your doorstep.
The striking Novotel South Bank is perfectly placed close to the Brisbane River to make your stay memorable, and let us tell you, it is one unforgettable experience. You’ll enjoy bougie suites, stunning views, and the lush South Bank Parklands (and its bars!) at your fingertips.
WHAT TO EAT…
Breakfast is a necessity, and with so many options you’ll be spoiled for choice at South Bank. Shysh is the newest member to South Bank’s Grey Street, boasting an epic meal channelling its Lebanese roots. If you’re in the mood for something a little healthier to pair with a morning walk, Coco Bliss are the go-to for fresh juices and vibrant acai bowls. If traditional is your vibe, Lost Bean serve up an epic bacon and eggs.
Is than anything more indulgent than a long lunch? When enjoying a stay-cay, we think it’s a given. If you’re a seafood lover, you’ll want to feast your senses on River Quay Fish’s epic seafood and stunning city views to match. In the mood for some pub fare instead? Both South Beach Social and Hop & Pickle flaunt all the delicious classics like burgers, salads, and bar bites (not to mention an epic drink selection!) If you’re looking for something a little fancier, Tai Tai is the go, with modern Asian fare and cocktails served in teapots; yes, teapots.
A day of eating your way through South Bank isn’t complete without dinner at The Charming Squire, a South Bank institution dishing out flavoursome meals and in-house brewed beers. Another South Bank icon is Ahmet’s, and for good reason, indulging you with their authentic Turkish fare and vibrant atmosphere. Oh, and then there’s South Bank’s best kept secret, Viet De Lites, serving up Vietnamese classics in a very, very delicious way.
Are you really on holiday if you don’t go to town on the dessert? Denim Co. has an entire menu dedicated to it, including chocolate lava cakes, waffles, and Italian hot chocolates (yes please!) Then there’s Bourbon Street, saluting Southern hospitality with its Louisiana creole inspired menu. If you’re looking to take something home, Great Aussie Sweet Co. will have you covered with all your childhood favourites and more.
WHAT TO DO…
South Bank is filled to the brim with arts and culture, with the likes of QAGOMA, Queensland Museum and Brisbane Festival (coming up soon!) calling it home. You’ll also be delighted in the breath-taking walking and cycling destinations, and locations to bask in the sun with a picnic.