Brisbane's best staycations for foodies | Gourmand and Gourmet

Brisbane’s best gourmet staycations

Sometimes the best way to experience your city is to act like a visitor!

Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, planning an extravagant date night, or just looking for a bougie weekend, these foodie staycations are sure to tick every box.

Treasury Brisbane | CBD

Celebrate the arrival of spring in style with Treasury Hotel’s incredible Spring Fling package! With 25% off accommodation, daily breaky at The Lab, late checkout and parking, you’ll be perfectly positioned to dine, sip, and snack away at Treasury Brisbane’s delicious venues!

Once you check-in, start off with a late lunch at Fat Noodle or Kitchen at Treasury (their $29.99 seafood specials are running until September 17!), before heading back to enjoy the comfort of your gorgeous heritage-style room.

With so many delectable options in the vicinity, why not opt to go progressive with oysters and cocktails at Black Hide by Gambaro to begin, dumplings and roast duck at Mei Wei for mains, and a classy glass of wine at Ryan’s on the Park to finish?

If you feel like kicking on (you are staying just upstairs, after all…), LiveWire 24/7 Sports Bar is open until 5 am daily with all your favourite sports live, large and loud. Come the morning, roll into The Lab for a breaky of a classic French omelette, strawberry hotcake, or eggs Benny, included in your Spring Fling package.

Head here for more information on the offer and to book your discounted staycation!

Spicer’s Balfour | New Farm

This chic heritage hotel is perfect for a central escape (or rolling into bed after a night out in the Valley), with The Balfour Kitchen and Bar offering up unique takes on Asian flavours for breaky every day and for dinner from 5 pm, Monday-Saturday. 

Packages include bed and breaky options, dinner offers, and, wait for it… the Pooch Package, so you can bring your furry friend along too!

Emporium Hotel | South Bank

Housing some of the area’s best spots to eat, Emporium Hotel could house you for a weekend too! A selection of suites offering 24-hour room service (already sold), a rooftop pool, and South Bank at your doorstep are sure to make your staycation comfortable, while the dining options are sure to make you comfortably full!

Go gourmet at Signature, sip cocktails into the night at the Terrace Rooftop Bar (your bed’s right downstairs, after all), and crawl down to enjoy a morning-after breaky at the ever-chic Belle Epoque, where French classics await to say au revoir your hangover.

W Hotel | CBD

You won’t need to leave the hotel when you shack up for a weekend at the W, with dining options including Three Blue Ducks, Phoenix, and Persone all in the ‘hood, as well as the W’s Wet Deck and Living Room bars ready to pour up a drink, should the want arise.

With gorgeous river views throughout and luxuries like the swimming pool at The Wet Deck (poolside cocktails, anyone?) and AWAY spa ready to spoil you, brace for max-relaxation.

Ovolo | Fortitude Valley

Fitted out with vibrant interiors, spa baths, a free mini-bar and original artworks, the Ovolo is a perfect place to settle in, kick back, and enjoy some me-time.

Head downstairs to Za Za Ta where the vegetarian menu blends bold Middle Eastern and Mediterranean flavours in dishes like zucchini baba with pistachio and pomegranate, lentil and mushroom manti dumplings, and oyster mushroom charcoal shish with minted yogurt and chilli. The interiors at this gorgeous venue (and the hotel itself) are enough escapism before you even try the food!

The Calile Hotel | Fortitude Valley

It wouldn’t be a staycation list without mentioning this Insta-famous hottie! When you pull yourself away from your pastel-hued room, the eats in the precinct include Same Same, SK Steak and Oyster, Jocelyn’s Provisions and Gelato Messina, with in-house venues Hellenika and Lobby Bar being so stylish you’ll truly feel you’ve escaped for an international getaway.

Fantauzzo | CBD

It doesn’t get much closer to the action than staying right at Howard Smith Wharves, so if you’re planning a big few days of eating and drinking at the local venues like Felons, Greca, Yoko, and Stanley (or even taking the stroll to Eagle Street Pier), this is the spot to rest your head!

Gambaro Hotel | Petrie Terrace

Perfect for those planning a sporty staycation with Suncorp a mere stroll away, Gambaro Hotel offers surf ‘n’ turf dining options like Gambaro Seafood Restaurant downstairs, and the Gambaro’s Black Hide Steakhouse right across the road, with plenty of Caxton Street’s best bars nearby for kicking on.

 

Travel might be off the cards for a little while, but the borders are never closed on staycations!