Econo Lodge City Star Brisbane
650 Main Street
Kangaroo Point, Brisbane, QL 4169
Phone: (61) 7 33916222
Fax: (61) 7 38910720
650 Main Street, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane, QL, AU, 4169
- Phone: (61) 7 33916222
- Fax: (61) 7 38910720
Bars & Cafes
An all-in-one venue, the Shafston Hotel defines fun for you. This wonderful space houses a gaming arcade, a restaurant and a wonderful bar on its premises. If you are planing to eat here, ensure that you try one of their variety of grilled dishes. The public bar has a collection of some wonderful cocktails that are delicious. After you are done eating, there is a vast gaming arcade with 40 gaming machines where you can thrill yourself with exciting games or simply lounge around and listen to good music. All in all a trip to the Shafston Hotel is sure to leave you with wonderful memories.
Not to be confused with The Doors album, the Morrison Hotel is a character-filled bar. The public bar area has a musty aroma and a very antique feel. Small in size, a couple of pool tables occupy a large portion of the space, but without crowding people together. The in-house kitchen serves scrumptious food.
Irish bars are a dime a dozen, but Kelly's broader international feel and commitment to live music sets it apart. You will find anything from acoustic rock to funk but nothing too heavy. As you would expect of an Irish Pub, the atmosphere is friendly. Housed in an old shed, the bar is of mammoth proportions, so pull up a stool and have a pint. Meals are available, including salads, pastas, mains and snacks, with Focaccia Burgers a specialty.
The Gardens Point Guild Bar is the best place to destress and relax for the students of Queesland University of Technology (QUT). Patrons can play pool or simply enjoy the cool music. You can also rent the bar for private events and functions.
The house restaurant of the Royal on the Park Brisbane, the Walnut Room is a five-star dining experience not to be missed. With the quality and style one would expect of a Royal on the Park Hotel, the soft, glowing lighting and a view of the City Botanical Gardens make the Walnut Room one of Brisbane's favorite restaurants. Fully licensed bars, a good number of wines to choose from and a menu that dabbles in steaks, chicken, seafood and vegetarian meals ensure a complete dining experience.
Located in the Old Mineral House, opposite the Botanical Gardens is the Restaurant TWO. An exotic amalgamation of Asian and European cuisine, chef David Pugh pours his years of gastronomic experience in to the menu, which changes every month. Be it a la carte or an eight-course meal, this one is sure to please every palate. The Huon Valley mushrooms and Madeira jus are winners all the way, while the macademia nut tart with mascarpone will pamper your sweet tooth.The ground level is a bistro and wine bar, while fine dining is restricted to the first floor. Ask for a window seat to enjoy a lovely view of the Botanical Gardens.
Cosmopolitan comes to Brisbane at the Port Office Hotel. Newly renovated, the "Porto" oozes class, glitz and glamour. Downstairs houses a massive round bar, a small dance area with a very jazz-like feel and seating comfort fit for a movie star. Picking up the pace upstairs, the dance floor is surrounded by neon lights and archways, giving the room a Hollywood-like splendour. When in need of a break, just cruise past the bar for your favourite drink and ease out onto the balcony to see where the crowds are heading next. Do call for timings.
If you're looking for the best in beer there is no other choice but to haunt the Belgian beer café. Belgian Beer Cafe Brussels, primarily a theme bar, offers a variety of events at all nights which adds to the appeal of this café. Enjoy a taste of Belgium in Aussie land while you enjoy the sun, surf and sand!
An integral component in the public service's social arena, the Lands Office is home to many government workers after a hard day's work. Despite its recently renovated appearance, it still retains a fondness for days gone by. However, student deals are now available as it expands its horizons to incorporate the university crowd that passes its doors daily. Jugs of beer and spirits are not a rarity and there are regular daily specials.
Il Centro is a very popular restaurant situated at the Eagle Street Pier. It has won several awards over the years including a Best Tourism Restaurant. The restaurant is simple and very elegant, offering a relaxed, but classy environment. Being by the Brisbane River assists in creating this atmosphere whilst providing wonderful views. The fully licensed restaurant is open for lunch and dinner offering superb Italian and seafood dishes. A popular dish is the Cigale Di Mare (Moreton Bay Bugs)and another is the Spinach Fettuccine. The restaurant opens for lunch from Monday to Friday and Sunday at 12 pm, and is open from 6pm for dinner everyday.
An inhabitant of the Metro Arts Centre, the Verve Cafe is a favorite amongst Brisbane's art fanatics. The simple lines of post-modernism have heavily influenced the architecture of the Verve cafe. In synchronization with its artistic clientèle, the surroundings assist in the process of absorbing art. Many an animated discussions have taken place here on topics spanning from Picasso to post-war cinema. Coffees, light meals with vegetarians in mind, and all soft drink varieties are on the board to make this a truly cultural stopover. Do call or check website for timings.
With the Brisbane River as a backdrop, dining at Cafe San Marco is a feast for the senses. The interior is spacious, cozy and cultural with various party masks lining the walls. The outdoors dining area is modern and well designed, to enable maximum picturesque views of the South Bank Parklands and cityscape. The food is mainly Italian and seafood, with pizzas, including the Italiana and Seafood Pizzas. For the non-Italian or seafood lover, the vegetarian nachos make an excellent alternative.