Little Valley has burst into the dining scene and our hearts (and stomachs, let’s be real). If you’ve managed to secure yourself a table count yourself lucky, this bustling neo-Chinese hotspot has captured more than just our attention: and from the team behind hatted Rick Shores we’d expect no less.

Here's why you’ll be loving Little Valley just as much as us.

  1. They believe sharing is caring

With a menu as gorgeous as Little Valley's, it would be rude not to try a little bit of everything – and thanks to the shared banquet you can have that, and more. Devour freshly shucked oysters, prawn and pork dumplings, cured scallops, roast pork neck and whole steamed baby snapper, all with a Chinese flavour twist.

  1. They mix a mean mojito

Little Valley's carefully curated signature cocktail list will knock your socks off. We can’t get enough of the royally delicious Imperial Haze with Beefeater Gin, Bee One Third smoked honey and lemon myrtle. Post-dinner digestive? The Bloodstone Emperor is the Morello cherry on top with Eagle Rare 10YO bourbon, coffee, Pedro Ximinez and walnut bitters.

  1. The ambience is on point

Bright and breezy, Little Valley is so cute WE want to date it – sorry significant others. From sipping drinks at the Mezzanine bar to relaxing in the Píjiǔ garden, the ornate space is just as enticing as the food itself.

  1. A wine list to write home about

Skip your standard chardonnay: Little Valley's 100 strong wine menu showcases unique drops from amber to textural whites. Whether it’s a Chenin Blanc from the Barossa or a Nebbiolo from Adelaide Hills – order by the glass and jump palate first into a wine tasting session of your own.

  1. They’re open late

Find yourself snacky at midnight after a night out in the Valley? Ditch the kebab and make a beeline for the bar, the Dim Sum menu is available until late and is bound to be your saving grace from hanger.

  1. The staff are actual heroes

Okay we lied – we have six reasons, because we can’t NOT mention the staff. The venue manager had a failed pop music career in Sweden and Germany and the Head Chef not only invented the Rick Shores bug roll but also broke his spine in two places AND LIVED. #heroes

Tummy grumbling? What are you waiting for? Little Valley is waiting.