Discover what’s new in the Valley
The Valley is a vibrant and ever-changing urban oasis where there is always something – or somewhere – new to discover.
From revamped old favourites to fresh destinations for divine culinary experiences, we’ve compiled a list of the hottest venues to see and be seen at.
Read on to welcome the Valley’s newcomers!
The modern person’s pub-crawl is here. Infinitely more refined, it’s about discovering those hidden gems off the beaten track. Sip on a crisp white or cocktail then stroll on to uncover another diverse venue while experiencing the laneway vibes of Cali Lane, Bakery Lane and Winn Lane. There's no better way to spend a Summer afternoon with the crew.
Modern Chinese not as you know it. That’s the promise from this chic restaurant located on St Paul’s Terrace. Offering a degustation delight, the Southern Chinese chef has perfectly curated each dish as a work of art. Traditional techniques meet modern flavours - MS Wagyu Sirloin with seasonal vegetables and homemade oyster sauce, Line-Caught Coral Trout over chicken broth with chinese pickle and Ramon infused with bamboo shoot and shallots. Mouth watering.
Celebrity chef Ben O’Donohue has teamed up with family-owned beef producer Stanbroke to open a ‘paddock to plate’ style steak restaurant. Paying homage to the Italian heritage of the Stanbroke family, the menu features handmade pasta, gelato stuffed brioche and wood-fired vegetables alongside some incredible beef and seafood offerings, including Southern Rock Lobster with lemon and fresh garlic butter. The bar space offers a quick menu perfect for the pre and post-concert crew, with antipasti and crafted burgers.
Short Grain by Martin Boetz
Martin Boetz of Longrain (Sydney and Melbourne) fame, has established another delectable thai-inspired eatery with dishes such as the khao man gai (braised chicken and rice); steamed duck and winter melon soup; salt and pepper cuttlefish; and fried whole fish with green chilli nam jim. Located in a heritage-listed former clothing factory and one-time Asian food store in Fortitude Valley, it’s got all the character without the pretension. If you are keen for a night in but want the fine dining experience, there’s some pre-prepared curries that you just need to finish off by popping to the attached thai grocer for some fresh produce and imported products.
Mr Duncan's (coming soon)
This eatery is set to elevate Chinatown Mall with a collective concept that will combine 5 different kitchens delivering assorted cuisines (Japanese and Vietnamese confirmed at time of publication). The venue will transition from casual fare in the day (think sushi and banh mi), to a more substantial menu into the evening offering a premium dining experience including shareable Tomahawk steaks. Set to open February 2024.
If you are looking for a restaurant and bar that is great for groups - look no further than the Bhatti Lounge. Dancing during dinner is fully supported and helped along by the live music on offer Friday and Saturday nights. The food is authentically Newali with roots in Kathmandu and you can feast on favourites such as Momo (Nepali dumplings), Chow Mein and traditional curries. With a fun atmosphere and friendly staff, your next mates' catch-up is sorted.
A modern gastronomic experience in an old-world setting. Perspective Dining in heritage-listed TC Beirne & Co offers a closed-door 12-seat chef table dining experience with an exquisite tasting menu.
Created seasonally, enjoy five to nine courses from plant-based and protein-based menus made with produce from the offsite garden, local suppliers and farmers.
You heard it right – your favourite party spot has made a comeback bringing grandeur to the Valley, and we could not be more excited! The GPO has arrived with a fresh look with Tama Dining, The Gatsby and The Tax Office to sweep you off your feet with their stellar dining and entertainment indulgences.
From a cheeky speakeasy to a lavish bon appétit, this multi-venue precinct redefines the culture of the historic building it resides in. Join us this month as we welcome our old friend and be among the first to experience the culinary extravaganza.
If you’re in the mood to celebrate in Latin style – look no further! Brisbane’s newest Latin fusion restaurant has stepped into the Valley laneways to impress us with their spectacular tacos and treats! Come for the food and stay for the endless summer vibes – here's your chance to soak up in true Cali-style. Head to California Lane to experience what we’re talking about!
For the foodies who like to travel the world just for the local fare, here is your perfect dining experience at home! Flights Bar & Grill is the perfect blend of Australian and international culinary experiences with your choice of fire-grilled meats, fish and poultry. If you’re looking for something a little different, try their guided tour of cheeses paired with a boutique beverage.