Nestled in a valley at the foot of Mount Coot-tha, Paddington is a must-visit area in Brisbane. With great nightlife, shopping, outdoor activities and more, you can spend a day – or more – exploring all the options Paddington has to offer.
If you love shopping, you won’t want to miss the amazing boutique shopping experience of Paddington. Jewellery, clothes, accessories – you’ll find unique styles of everything along its boutique-lined streets, including one-of-a-kind silk pieces, stunning Australian designer wear, and sparkling accents that will get you noticed. If it’s housewares you need, you’ll find an amazing selection of unique fabrics, furnishings, ceramics, lighting, and more. Looking for a bargain? You’ll find it at Paddington’s premium second-hand shops. There’s even a guitar shop for the music lover in all of us!
Once you’ve shopped till you drop, it’s time for lunch, dinner – or a sweet and savoury snack. Paddington’s got you covered, with a huge variety of restaurants, bars, and snack shops full of exceptional cuisine. You’ll find a great selection of cafés and restaurants serving long, leisurely brunch menus with all the options. If you’re looking for international cuisine, you’ll find most any style – Japanese, Indian, Thai, Sichuan Chinese, Italian, and more. You can opt for a satisfying burger and fries, or check out the annual chilli cook-off in March, complete with craft beer and cider.
There are also whole food options, cafés that let you dine with your pets, and delicious treats like Italian gelato and elegant French creations. If you need a quick shot of energy, Paddington’s vibrant coffee culture will fill up your cup with a fresh roasted delight.
When the sun sets, there are plenty of nightclubs to visit for relaxing local drinks and dancing the night away. You’ll find plenty of entertainment in the comedy clubs and other venues with fun, unique shows.
Love the arts? The art culture is booming in Paddington, with several art galleries to visit, gatherings of musicians and artists a common sight.
Finally, if you’ve come for the outdoor life, you’ll find a swimming pool, skate park, tennis courts, playgrounds for the kids, and plenty of wide, open spaces in the local parks. The Suncorp Stadium hosts several exhilarating sporting events throughout the year.
There’s truly something for everyone, locals and visitors alike, in Paddington in Brisbane.
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