the elephant hotel

fortitude valley

The Valley’s historic Elephant Hotel has shed its wheelbarrow and backpackers to become a stampede-worthy gastro pub with funky graffiti-art beer garden out back.

Cocktail and food platter on bar in the Elephant Hotel in Fortitude Valley

The main food action at The Elephant, which started life in 1888 as the Prince Consort Hotel, revolves around the beer garden emblazoned by stunning artwork (including words and a wall by infamous artist Sofles) and featuring a central bar and outdoor kitchen with wood fire oven and spit roast.

Stencil of a ganesh elephant holding spray paint on brick wall in the Elephant Hotel's courtyard

Here punters can tuck into wood-fired pizza and spit roasted goat, pig or lamb sliders, accompanied by boutique beers, Oz and Spanish wines or house cocktails like a refreshing summer Pimms Cup or Pineapple Margerita until the wee hours.

Potato skins on plate served in the Elephant Hotel in Brisbane

Otherwise there's a delicious a la carte menu for lunch and dinner – choose from ‘smalls’ like buttermilk fried chicken wings or szechuan pepper calamari, or salads such as roast pumpkin and chickpea or roast kipfler potato and baby beet.

Hamburger and chips on plate

Otherwise there are burgers or sandwiches  or charcoal grill dishes such as wood fire oven baked salmon, char grilled vege stack or 12 hour slow cooked rib fillet.

Elephant Hotel's courtyard seen from the first floor

In the evenings The Elephant  hosts live music acts, with soloists Thu-Fri in the beer garden and DJ's on Saturday night.

Elephant Hotel's bar area in the beer garden

Nice to know: The Elephant has also retained its casual English pub style bar – The Main Bar - at street level downstairs.

Need to know: Opening hours for dining and drinking vary.

The Elephant Hotel

230 Wickham St

Fortitude Valley

Opening hours

3252 4136

Map

230 Wickham St Fortitude Valley

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