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Address: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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The most culturally diverse neighborhood of Brisbane

Probably the most 'ethnic' neighborhood of Brisbane, West End became home to the first waves of immigrants to Australia when the 'White Australia' policy was dropped in the 1960's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Redland Bay Qld

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Redland Bay Qld
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Probably the most 'ethnic' neighborhood of Brisbane, West End became home to the first waves of immigrants to Australia when the 'White Australia' policy was dropped in the 1960's onwards. Greeks came in large number, followed by Italians, Vietnamese and a host of others. West End became a cultural melting pot and this is still reflected in the eateries.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

I love the vibe here, the restaurants are more ethnically varied than other parts of town. Has some great bars esp. Archive beer boutique with its bar made from books & on weekends boundary street market. Could easily live here.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Such an eclectic little place. Craft beer and cocktail bars (the end bar, lychee lounge, bosc) the best breakfast hideaways ( gunship cafe)and amazing restaurants (Lefkas is the best Greek)Just be aware it's easier to public transport in than deal with parking. Unpretentious but a little unruly once the boundary hotel starts spilling out young people late at night filled... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

West End has a good atmosphere, some nice shops and some obscure but cool places to eat. It should come as no surprise that free parking lots are limited, so street parking it is. West End is close to Southbank and the CBD. It's a good place to catch up with friends.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is a nice area of Brisbane city, a little more relaxed with heaps of restuarants and bars to visit, there are many different types to suit all tastes. It is easy to access via train, bus or river cat, there is parking available on street but it can get pretty busy!

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Bribie Island, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We have visited West End many times in the past but this was our first visit in a long time. We took a friend along who had never been there before and we had a great afternoon exploring the shops and numerous interesting cafes, restaurants and the boundary street market. Can't wait to go back. Its a real buzz.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

If you know Sydney, West End is Brisbane's equivalent to Newtown. So it's a bit hip and quirky, with lots of local character ...and characters (though probably not as many as in Newtown). And it is well worth an excursion: there is no shortage of cafes, restaurants, bars, record stores, bookshops and lots of other interesting and eclectic retail options... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Not far from the CBD and the relaxed vibe of west end makes you feel you're miles away. Lots of reasonably priced little shops and some really good eateries. On a weekend there are food markets next to the gunshop cafe and they are not to be missed- Friday nights are really busy but Saturday, I found more enjoyable cos... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Great little cafe district of brisbane with eclectic shopping, dining and drinking options. Awesome vibe with a mix of new refreshed establishments, contrasted with the industrial culture of decades past. definitely worth a look any day of the week!

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Many restaurants offering a variety of international cuisine..Lots of live entertainment to enjoy. . . Suggest, if visiting West End alone , probably best to visit during the day

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