Queen Street Mall delivers more bang for your buck than any other shopping precinct in Queensland. Brisbane's best-known pedestrian mall has more than 500 retailers including home-grown talent, designer stores and international labels.
Queen Street Mall really is a shopper’s paradise from high street to high end. Big-name stores take up street frontage, while smaller retailers are tucked inside the seven shopping centres and heritage-listed arcades.
Head to QueensPlaza for a five-storey David Jones and three levels of luxury designer stores, Uptown (previously The Myer Centre) for specialty stores and the Coles supermarket, Wintergarden for fashion through to high-end stores, and MacArthur Centre for the Brisbane Central Business District's largest supermarket.
The mall’s two elegant and historic arcades are Brisbane Arcade and Tattersall’s Arcade. Both are a must-visit and treasure trove of jewellers, milliners and boutique tailors.
The mall’s international fashion stores include H&M, Uniqlo and Zara. For luxury stores, there’s Balenciaga, Burberry, Saint Laurent, Salvatore Ferragamo, Chanel, Dior and Louis Vuitton. Across Edward Street is the Apple flagship and international luxury brands like Cartier and Gucci. Australian labels include Lorna Jane, R.M. Williams, Cue and Seed. Looking for more men’s designer wares? Head to Edward Street for Mitchell Ogilvie, Ermenegildo Zegna, and Canali.
Additionally, dotted throughout the mall and nearby streets you’ll find fashion staples Cotton On, Dissh, Rebel Sport, Jo Mercer, Maiocchi, Valley Girl, Designer Archives and Peter Alexander - to name but a few.
There’s nothing better that works up an appetite than some good old retail therapy. For the best cafes and dining the city has to offer, look down laneways and up high for those perched on rooftops and balconies.
Just off the mall down Albert Lane is Vapiano and Harajuku Gyoza. Along Burnett Lane you’ll find Brew Café & Wine Bar, Pho City, Felix for Goodness and Alba Bar & Deli.
On the mall, there’s the iconic Jimmy's on the Mall and the Pig ’N’ Whistle.
Moving up a level at Hyatt Regency Brisbane there’s Lennon’s Restaurant and Bar – an air-conditioned eatery overlooking the mall currently open for breakfast. Similarly, well-positioned, at the Hilton Hotel above Wintergarden, is Vintaged Bar & Grill. One of the mall’s best-kept secrets is the rooftop bar and restaurant called Stanton. A fabulous way to refuel before your next round of shopping.
For a quick bite to eat and fuel up for hitting the shops, Queen Street Mall’s food courts are the place to go.
The Wintergarden, QueensPlaza, Uptown (previously The Myer Centre) and MacArthur Central all have extensive food courts; their wide selection of fare will suit even the fussiest eater.
The arcades are best for afternoon tea, try the Brisbane Arcade’s Room with Roses teahouse on the gallery level. Or imagine you're drinking espresso in Rome with a coffee at Marchetti in Tattersall's Arcade.
You can also pick up gourmet eats and treats at Queensland's first Coles Local at 89 Adelaide Street, just off the main mall.
Street parking in the Brisbane Central Business District is limited, however, Brisbane City Council operates two Council car parks, King George Square and Wickham Terrace. Both offer special rates for late-night shopping on Fridays. There are street parking meters in the city too.
Really, one of the easiest ways to get to Queen Street Mall is by bus or train. Brisbane City Council offers a free and frequent City Loop bus service. Plan your journey on public transport using the Translink journey planner.
If travelling to Queen Street Mall by train, Central is the closest station to the mall. If a bus is more your thing, most buses stop either on Adelaide Street or King George Square.
Brisbane is home to Australia’s longest braille trail, which runs down both sides of Queen Street Mall and beyond. Queen Street Mall is accessible to wheelchair users with accessible bathrooms available in Uptown (previously The Myer Centre), MacArthur Centre and The General Post Office. Parking suitable for people with mobility issues is available at Uptown (previously The Myer Centre) and Wintergarden.
There is a Brisbane Visitor Information and Booking Centre located in the mall’s heritage-listed Regent Theatre foyer. It’s great for tour and accommodation bookings, event and entertainment information, brochures and maps.
Several parent rooms are available along Queen Street Mall. QueensPlaza has a well-appointed parent room underneath the escalators off Adelaide Street and another in David Jones. There’s another room available on Level 2 in Uptown (previously The Myer Centre), near Daiso.
Public toilets are available in most of the shopping centres and arcades with directions clearly signed.
Queen Street Mall stores trade seven days a week. The trading hours below should be used as a general guide only.
Most shopping centres off Queen Street Mall trade from approximately 9am-5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am-9pm on Friday. Saturday open hours are typically 9am-5pm and Sunday from 10am-4pm.
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This article was updated in August 2023.
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