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South Bank Dining and Shopping

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Dining at South Bank by the river

Dining at South Bank with city buildings across the Brisbane River

Courtesy South Bank Corporation

Dining at South Bank encompasses expansive views of Brisbane River and the Brisbane city skyline.

With more than 30 restaurants, cafes and bars, visitors to South Bank are assured of a wide choice not only of dining venues but of a variety of cosmopolitan cuisine influenced by Australia's multicultural society.

And South Bank bars and pubs are there to slake any kind of thirst.

A variety of shops

If you hanker for a spot of shopping, fashion followers will enjoy a visit to South Bank's newest retail strip, Little Stanley Street. Opened in late 2001, this stylish retail precinct is where you will find a range of boutique fashion including such labels as Marcs, Baby Doll, Bettina Liano, Indigo, Bijoux Bijoux and Princess Highway from Denim Co.

Homewares, gifts and accessories — and that all-important souvenir — are not hard to find.

Art and craft market

The South Bank Art and Craft Market is held at Stanley Street Plaza and along the Energex Arbour on Friday nights from 5pm to 10pm, Saturdays from 11am to 5pm and Sundays from 9am to 5pm, when market tents offer a fascinating array of goods to create an open-air market, much like Hobart's Salamanca Markets but with its own distinctive Queensland atmosphere.

If you haven't done so yet, take the photo tour for a sampling of South Bank activities and attractions.

Next page: South Bank: Take a Photo Tour

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