Brisbane City's Must-See Alfrescos and Arcades - Visit Brisbane


Alfresco and arcades

Enjoy the sunshine and treat yourself to the endless possibilities that The City offers. Start your day discovering The City’s best alfresco dining and finish by strolling through its one-of-a-kind arcades. Whether you’re after something traditional or modern, we have the perfect itinerary to suit you.

Room with Roses, Brisbane Arcade and Waterfront dining

Start your morning with a high tea at Room with Roses, located upstairs in the heritage-listed Brisbane Arcade. Room with Roses is one of the most unique dining experiences in Brisbane, with regulars traveling a long way to savour the ribbon sandwiches and raspberry scones.

Room With Roses

When you’ve finished spoiling yourself with high tea, wander through Brisbane Arcade for some shopping. Built in 1923, Brisbane Arcade is one of The City's oldest shopping destinations. The arcade offers a range of shopping destinations from award-winning fashion designers to antiques and gift stores. 

After shopping up a storm, treat yourself to a long lunch at Will & Flow. Located overwater on Gardens Point Road, this venue offers up stunning riverfront views, tasty eats and refreshing drinks.

Dello Mano, Tattersall's Arcade and Persone

Indulge in Dello Mano delights for morning tea. Treat yourself to a coffee and (of course) a brownie to start your day off right. Dello Mano’s luxury brownies are crafted from a special family recipe, and are deliciously decadent. If you want to spoil yourself even more, we recommend the high tea at Dello Mano, which is offered every day (with one day’s notice). Choose from the Arcadian or the Chocolate Queen High Tea (hint: there is no wrong choice).

Dello Mano

Have some one-on-one time with you and Brisbane’s most prestigious shopping precinct, Tattersall’s Arcade, including Lannah Dunn Fine Jewellery, LongchampHunt Leather and Optiko eyewear. The arcade is the ideal shopping destination to find something unique.

For lunch, sit out and bask in the Brisbane sunshine at Persone's outdoor terrace, overlooking the river. Enjoy traditional Italian cuisine, with menu highlights including the crumbed veal cutlet and pork and beef ragu.

Marchetti and Gaming Arcades

Marchetti is a small Italian cafe and wine bar tucked in Tattersall’s Arcade. Think Italian espresso, Italian sweets, wine and delicious food. Our favourites for breakfast are the Tuscan baked eggs that feature florentine borlotti beans in tomato sugo with crisp prosciutto, asiago cheese and crusty pugliese bread. Or if you want to sleep in, you can treat yourself to an equally delicious lunch at Marchetti instead.

Not really into shopping arcades? No worries, venture to the Wintergardens Gaming Arcade, FunHouse. Be the big kid you are and entertain yourselves with games galore. Whether you're a diehard Tekken 7 competitor or a pro at Dance Dance Revolution you’re sure to bring out your competitive streak.

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