Get ready food lovers – The Valley is set to welcome a host of new and upcoming restaurants and we’re a little excited. From old faves reimagined and pop-up eateries to much-anticipated fine diners and more brand-new restaurant openings on the horizon, we are ready to book in and tuck into all the deliciousness.
One of 2020’s most-anticipated restaurants is finally open after a successful pop-up pivot. Agnes, a woodfire restaurant from the team behind Honto and sAme sAme, is located on its namesake Agnes Street. The restaurant’s seasonal menu is based on woodfired cooking and smoky cocktails with the best local products available. Bookings via the website.
New Indian bistro Curry n Cask brings its winning combo of traditional curries and snacks from Corinda to Brunswick Street. From biryanis and dosas to street food and vegetarian dishes sourced from all over India, you can also sample Indian-style pizzas such as Tandoori Chicken, Peri-Yummy Lamb and Paneer Tikka. Dine-in or takeaway options available.
Building on their Italian cred, the Salt Meats Cheese crew has opened Eterna Dining on Ann Street. The moody late-night venue marries the street food staples of the famed Testaccio Market in Rome with the stripped-back sensibility of New York’s trendiest eateries. Think share plates, pastas and plenty of flowing Italian wine. That’s amoré!
Gung Ho! Dumpling
Tucked into Bakery Lane, the newly opened Gung Ho! Dumpling is a dumpling den with a delish array of handmade morsels on offer. From pan-fried gyozas to dumplings in soup, it’s a bite-size bonanza! Try the lamb coriander dumplings for a fresh take on dim sum, or chow down on plump vegan versions. Yum!
Tiny fine diner Joy Restaurant in Bakery Lane has announced it will reopen as a four-seat restaurant from late October. Reservations are now available online for the last week of October and November, so get in quick to sample the acclaimed multi-course menu and wine experience from chef-owner Sarah Scott.
Hungarian street food gets its moment in the spotlight at the new Langos Brothers eatery on the Brunswick Street Mall. Langos aka Hungarian snap-fried bread has a doughy pizza base made with mashed potatoes and flour and topped with savoury or sweet toppings. There’s even an all-vegan version to try!
Ling Ling Bar & Late Night Restaurant
Ling Lings takes inspiration from the busyness and street food of Southeast Asia’s megacities to dish up Pan-Asian meals for the late-night set. We love the soup bowl cocktails, yum cha eats and buzzy evening atmosphere just as much as the two-hour Dim Sum Disco bottomless brunch on Sundays i.e. a lot!
With easy, breezy coastal style and fresh regional Mexican, MAYA rooftop pop-up bar and restaurant is a welcome ray of year-round summer vibes. Come for the Riviera Maya-inspired menu of street food, tacos, bar snacks and extensive drinks list (including four styles of margarita) and stay for the stunning views and ambience.
Shishou Sake Bar & Eats
Originally established as a Japanese fine-dining degustation restaurant, Shishou has reimagined itself as a sassy izakaya and craft noodle bar for a more relaxed eating experience. The street food menu spans Pan-Asian faves such as sushi, ramen, udon noodles, donburi bowls, baos and burgers with cool cocktails and Japanese beer.
Uh Oh Spaghettio
Carb lovers, meet your Mecca. Late-night pasta bar Uh Oh Spaghettio is now open in Bakery Lane. From the owners of Cakes and Sh*t and The Black Lab Coffee Co, this latest venture is a fast, fun casual take on saucy Italian staples where you can watch your pasta being made. Tip: Uh Oh Bottle-O is opening right across from the restaurant.
– October 2020