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Insiders Guide: Brisbane with Wendy Hanson


We asked Wendy Hanson, Business Development Manager at Hotel Urban Brisbane to share her insider tips on what she loves about Brisbane.

alluxia: What do you love most about living in Brisbane?

Wendy: People in Brisbane love life. We take time to take a breath, get exploring and appreciate the hidden treasures of our city.

The restaurant that best shows off your region...

Esquire on Eagle Street – from the service to the food, it’s all about the pursuit of excellence. 

When friends are in town I take them for a drink at...

Cobbler Whiskey Bar in West End – it’s as though you’ve stumbled into a little piece of Hollywood-style prohibition history.  BYO food…enormous drinks list….amazing barmen. 

Couples wanting a romantic dinner for two should consider...

1889 Enoteca is a little trip to Italy in the heart of the antique precinct of Woolloongabba.

The best breakfast spot is...

Sol Fortitude Valley – Whole. Food. Heaven. 

The best coffee can be found at...

Bellissimo Coffee – they keep winning awards for a very good reason!

For the perfect gift or momento, I'd recommend shoppping at...

Greenhouse on James Street. 

The best markets can be explored at...

Davies Park Markets West End under the old fig trees early on a Saturday morning.

For great art and culture...

La Boite Theatre Company’s Roundhouse at Kelvin Grove.

The best free activity in the region is...

Wandering through South Bank Parklands and the Epicurous edible gardens.

If it's raining...

Dance in it!!!

What's the "Must See" attraction in your region...

Waterfront dining at the River Quay Precinct – South Bank.

Our regions best kept secret...

Inner-city, sunset rock climbing at the Kangaroo Point Cliffs.

Have we tempted you to visit Brisbane? alluxia recommends Hotel Urban Brisbane for your next city break.

Image credit: Hotel Urban Brisbane, Cobbler

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