Business & Pleasure all rolled into one
Create unforgettable memories and reignite the flames of passion in a romantic getaway to Brisbane. Home to several tucked-away beaches, awe-inspiring views, gorgeous accommodation and fine dining, what’s not to like in Brisbane? It’s no wonder that thousands of couples flock to Brisbane every year to have some quality time together. If a business trip combined with a romantic gateway is on your cards anytime soon, then consider visiting Brisbane. Get all swept up in each other at some of the best places in Brisbane.
The Westin Brisbane
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Reserve a luxury break at the Westin Brisbane that is perfect for leisure travelers and businessmen. The spacious suites and club-level rooms offer many amenities, including a complimentary breakfast and evening drinks. All the rooms here feature a balcony, a flat-screen TV, air-conditioning and coffee machine. The private bathrooms include free toiletries and other necessary amenities. The Charles’ bar and café at the Westin Brisbane offer delicious international cuisine and a variety of cocktails, wines and craft beers. Eden’s Table, on the other hand, provides locally produced and curated wine list on the menu. After a busy day, relax in the spa with your companion or work out in the 24-hour fitness centre or take a dip in the rooftop pool. In the evening, enjoy dinner in the signature restaurant or sip a drink in the swim-up pool bar.
Heavenly Spa by the Westin is a must-do experience that offers a wide range of treatments such as massages, facials and therapy baths. Sink blissfully into the spa before or after an intimate private dinner. Explore the rest of me behind closed doors.
Adina Apartment Hotel
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You can explore all the city has to offer and return to the comfort of Adina Apartment Hotel which features a fitness centre, restaurant, a swimming pool and a bar. There is no better place to fuel the fire of romance than an overnight stay at Adina Apartment Hotel. The grand historical building of Adina Apartment Hotel is restored with a contemporary design. The ground floor of the hotel features the Art Deco origins. Initially built for the Government Savings Bank of Queensland in 1922, the ground floor showcases ornate ceilings, marble finishes, extravagant columns and cornices.
The rooms of Adina Apartment Hotel are equally stunning with one or two-bedroom apartments boasting a high level of comfort with spectacular views from the window. Spice up your stay by cooking together at fully equipped kitchens in the apartments. There is a lot more to do here, such as dining at Donna Chang – a modern Chinese restaurant nestled on the ground floor. The restaurant serves delicious food such as prawn and scallop wontons and the most famous roast duck with Davidson plum sauce. Enjoy an intimate dinner here and appreciate the heritage of the hotel’s features that will definitely have you coming back for more. After dinner, head off to the casino in walking distance for a night out.
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When it comes to romance in Australia, Brisbane has it in spades. The Stamford Plaza was explicitly designed with intimacy in mind. Each room here is designed to perfection with panoramic views of the river, spacious living area and much more. The suites at Stamford Plaza evoked a sense of intimacy and luxury. Enjoy evening cocktails and the sweeping views if Botanic Gardens, Kangaroo Point Cliffs and the Brisbane River. My favourite among all their rooms and suite is the Stamford Suite that is located on the highest floor of the plaza. This suite is undoubtedly the peak of luxury where the classy designed interior complements the most stunning backdrop.
There are many eatery options near Stamford Plaza in Brisbane. A few of the best restaurants are:
– Brisbane High Tea at Stamford Plaza
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Home to the best high tea in Brisbane, this morning or afternoon indulgence is perfect for two after a long business day of back to back business meetings. Enjoy good company and share champagne over Brisbane high tea prepared by award-winning chefs. Whether you want to sit in the lobby lounge or the marquee overlooking the stunning river views, the Brisbane High Tea is a remarkable experience that should be on your bucket list when you visit Brisbane.
– The Pav Bar
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Take a break from your work and enjoy the great menu together in the open-air courtyard of the Pav Bar. Located in the heart of Brisbane, the Pav Bar is an ideal place to enjoy ourselves There is a wide range of food and beverages to choose from including Australian beef burgers, schnitzel and sandwiches, steaks, desserts and much more. Another speciality is their Singaporean dishes, including spring rolls, beef curry, curry puffs and Singapore laksa.
– The Brasserie on the River
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Another great option to enjoy food along with gorgeous views of Brisbane is the Brasserie that has indoor dining facility as well as on the river terrace that is set amid the tropical gardens of the hotel. The Brasserie has earned its name for the fresh local seafood offered on the weekend buffet and also available on the mid-week a la carte menu. Another main highlight of this café is a chocolate high tea buffet showcasing a variety of delicious sweet and savoury items, all prepared fresh on-site by the team of international pastry chefs.
Moo Moo – The Wine Bar and Grill
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If you want to try the best and rarest beef breeds in Brisbane, then a visit to the Moo Moo Wine Bar and Grill is a must. The restaurant has earned its reputation for the fresh local produce they use to bring their international and Australian beef menu to life to excite your taste buds. The steak dishes at the Moo Moo are finger-licking good. The restaurant offers impeccable service from the moment you enter. It features private booths – ideal for couples, private dining rooms and six balconies along with a walk in the wine cellar. When you’re here, you must try their exquisite seafood, vegetable and poultry dishes as well as mouthwatering desserts.
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The Peak Restaurant in Brisbane is Australia’s best produce on a plate. That’s what the restaurant claims. With such a unique setting, the Peak Restaurant is an exceptional dining experience using the fresh local produce with an array of options available to you. The restaurant had also achieved a chef-hat for the best food in 2019. There is a range of options available including breakfast menu, A la Carte 3 course lunch, Chefs 4 course degustation lunch, Chefs tasting dinner menu 5 course and much more.