Got 24 hours to spend in Brissy and want to see and experience different food venues, shopping in a local setting close to the city, do you like understated luxury and of course the odd refreshing beverage or two? If you have said yes, then this itinerary is for you.
Saturday, we checked into the Adina Apartment Hotel, located on the corner of George and Elizabeth Street.
A gorgeously restored heritage listed art deco building. The lobby is spacious and inviting, staff friendly and welcoming. Originally a bank that opened in 1922.
Tip – if you are driving and require parking, go up Charlotte Street and enter in the small laneway before the Pancake Manor. Follow all the way down and turn left where the laneway ends. You will need to buzz reception to advise you are checking in and they will provide details of where to park. This will save you loads of time trying to find a spot to pull up in, as along George Street there is only designated truck loading zones and council are strict with parking fines.
We loved our 2-bedroom apartment offering incredible views of Brisbane and the Brisbane river.
After your parking stress don’t be like me and get Hangry! Head down to Fudo Dori, for quirky Asian cuisine and casual dining. Only a 2 minute walk from the hotel.
Experience the river by ferry and discover a new suburb you’ve never been too. Kangaroo Point, New Farm, Newstead, Bulimba – some great food offerings, microbreweries, and boutique shopping to explore.
We got off at Newstead and checked out New Farm Confectionery, Blue Bungalow, Mas & Mike Ceramic House, Range Brewing all an easy walk from the ferry.
For lunch we enjoyed Malt Pier, gluten free and vegetarian options.
Back on the ferry we headed to the City Reach Boardwalk and enjoyed the views from beside the Brisbane River. What an awesome spot for walking, cycling, roller blading, running. People of all ages out and about enjoying the sunshine.
Stop in at Mr & Mrs G for cool river breezes, great cocktails and food.
For dinner we choose The Boom Boom Room, located in what was once the old Bank vault under George Street at Adina Apartments. The food was amazing and wine list superb. Japanese inspired street food, excellent whisky bar and wonderfully attentive staff.
Sunday, we checked out of our hotel early and drove to Plant Vibes Café in Bowen Hills for an amazing vegan breakfast, but they also sell some delicious desserts & pastries too which I am sure would go down nicely with a flat white on almond milk!
Wander the laneways and alleys of Fortitude Valley.
Great lunch offerings to be enjoyed at The Balfour Kitchen & Bar which also offers vegan and non veg options.
And if you have time get yourself over to the Gallery of Modern Art & the Queensland Art Gallery.
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