Best Restaurants in Fortitude valley

Fortitude Valley may be known for its bars, clubs and as a late night entertainment precinct but it is also home to some of Brisbane's best restaurants. While James Street has the lion's share of upmarket restaurants by leading Brisbane chefs, so has the refurbished historic Hemnant Building and if you venture off the beaten ttacks into the laneways and side streets of the Valley and you'll find hidden gems that are a culinary delight.

From Japanese to Greek,Italian, Thai, Chinese, Korean, Mexican and Middle Eastern, as well as bespoke mod Oz dining, here are 30+ fab restaurants that should be on every Brisbane foodie's list to visit:

An exquisite Thai-flavoured diner by esteemed chef Martin Boetz (of Longrain fame), located in a heritage-listed building
A stunning fine dining restaurant located on the ground floor of the beautifully refurbished historic GPO Hotel
A stunning European brasserie-style steak and Italian fine dining restaurant and bar secreted away
The historic TC Beirne building is home to a secret 12-seater chef's table dining room, serving Michelin-worthy degustations
Mad Men meets James Bond at Ada Lane's stunning world class restaurant and bar
Za Za Ta is an exotic oasis within Fortitude Valley's Emporium - a Middle Eastern restaurant and bar
A stunning old world pizzeria and wine bar has made its home in the heritage-listed 1890's Hemmant Merchants building
An old war igloo in a Valley side street has been converted into a chic 2 level European wine bar and restaurant
Upscale Italian restaurant Tartufo is like a grand European brasserie that has been beamed into the palm tree lined streets of Emporium
Seoul Ssamm is a slick upmarket Korean BBQ restaurant off Fortitude Valley' M&A laneway precinct
This stunning split-level Italian bar and restaurant occupies the refurbished 1890's Hemmant Merchants building
A little slice of Baja California has come to the Valley with this cool subterranean Mexican bar eatery
Honto is a stunning dark moodily lit Japanese restaurant and bar hidden away in a Fortitude Valley back street
Brisbane's first fine dining Chinese degustation restaurant serves exquisite creative cuisine unlike anything else
A funky Korean fusion restaurant and bar occupying a heritage-listed apothecary by the entrance to Bakery Lane
Journey through South East Asia at Stone & Copper in the Valley, serving authentic, rustic cuisine from India, Thailand and Malaysia
An exquisite 2-storey restaurant and bar housed in a stunning heritage-listed Queenslander
This slick contemporary Italian dining oasis brings delectable Italian cuisine to a prominent Valley corner
ESSA has opened its doors to a luxe new level of bespoke dining
A chic resort-style Mexican restaurant and boutique tequila bar located on James Street
sAme sAme is a stunning contemporary 2-level Thai restaurant and bar in the Valley's chic Ada Lane
A glamorous Italian Riviera-inspired restaurant and bar behind the heritage facade of the Valley's first picture theatre
This bespoke Japanese fine dining room occupies an exquisite minimalist architectural space in the base of The Calile Hotel
Happy Boy is Fortitude Valley’s cool contemporary go-to for some of the best, most authentic Chinese food in Brisbane
This stunning contemporary Mediterranean brasserie and bar is found in the base of the glamorous X-Hotel
Hellenika is a glamorous Greek taverna sitting poolside on the first level of James St’s boutique Fortitude Valley hotel The Calile
The glamorous Japanese restaurant and bar in Fortitude Valley has a secret night club out back
This smart upmarket bistro in a cool summerhouse style setting has become something of a James St institution
This new noodle bar in the Valley dishes up the fattest and freshest, authentic Chinese biang biang noodles in town

Spread over three levels in a repuroposed historic warehouse, this stunning restaurant is totally fire-powered

This 10-seater restaurant tucked away in historic Bakery Lane is one of Brisbane's hottest dining destinations, with an ever-changing chef's menu

Still hungry for more suggestions on where to eat out in Brisbane, head to our comprehensive Eat & Drink section HERE! Happy grazing!

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Agnes - courtesy of Agnes Facebook page

Joy - courtesy of Joy restaurant website


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