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5 things to do in Brisbane for an epic weekend

There’s no need to leave town for an epic weekend away when you can spoil yourself right here in Brisbane, without even leaving the city limits. High teas, cocktails and nibbles, leisurely garden strolls and shopping sprees – you can do it all, then head back to Brisbane’s hippest hotel to relax the night away. Whether you’re planning a girls weekend, a romantic getaway or you’re entertaining guests from interstate (guests you don’t want in your spare room?), Hotel Jen has you covered. Here’s 5 of our favourite things to in Brisbane for a stress (and jet lag) free weekend. 5 things to do in brisbane high tea #1. Take in high tea and champagne Once you’ve checked in to Hotel Jen (via their handy app) and made use of their underground parking, get your weekend off to a sweet start with an exotic high tea and champagne at Nest Restaurant. Nibble on dainty biscuits and Asian-inspired treats as you sip bubbles and cosy up on the velvet couches ($48pp). Just don’t go too hard on that champagne – you’ve got a big weekend ahead! #2. Stroll through the Roma Street Parklands Got a sugar high after all those sweets? Good, because you’ll need it to take a stroll through the Roma Street Parklands, located right beside Hotel Jen. Meander through the flower gardens, go for a guided walk or just lay down on the grass and enjoy your food baby. You can even get a coffee from nearby Jen’s Coffee Cube if you need a caffeine pick-me-up. 5 things to do in brisbane dinner and drinks #3. Dinner and drinks at Nest Restaurant Better take a late afternoon nap (or maybe a spa treatment?) in your room after all that walking, because you don’t want to be too tired for an evening of cocktails and pan-Asian feeds at Nest Restaurant. Our tip for busting the hanger you worked up in the parklands is a three course feast of BBQ Beijing duck rolls, chilli and mango pork ribs and Nest’s honey crème brûlée with shortbread and wild berry compote – made with honey gathered from their very own rooftop! #4. Spend the night at Hotel Jen We don’t blame you if you’re ready to drop by now, but don’t snuggle up without relaxing in a hot bubble bath in your deluxe room at Hotel Jen. You can even order a midnight snack if you find yourself peckish again. Roast duck pizza, anyone? hotel jen#5. Indulge in a champagne breakfast and shop ‘til you drop Don’t skimp on the servings at your champagne breakfast at Nest Restaurant on Sunday morning, you’ll need it to shop ‘til you drop in the city for the day! If you decide to hit the buffet, Nest even gives you a handy takeaway container to smuggle away pastries for a mid-morning snack – talk about thoughtful! Once you’ve sated your appetite, the Queen Street Mall is just a short stroll away and you can spend up big! Make sure you stop by Noosa Chocolate Factory for some treats to take home. Lucky you didn’t waste any spending money on travelling out of town! Finding things to do in Brisbane is easy when you’re friends with Jen! Words by Ranyhyn Akui Keeping the G&G up to date with all the latest tasty tidbits requires a lot of double lattes and espresso martinis, so we occasionally need to give out some sponsored love. But rest assured that we only work with businesses that we think are really nifty, as the sponsor for this post is!