James St, Fortitude Valley

Brisbane's Best Eat Streets

One of Brisbane's best and most elegant eat streets, James Street, Fortitude Valley is home to some of Brisbane's finest and most renowned restaurants (including Greek, Thai, Middle Eastern, Italian, steak and seafood) and bars, as well as top notch casual eats. Here's the pick of where to drink and dine:

An exquisite 2-storey restaurant and bar by iconic retailer Rodd & Gunn, occupying a stunning heritage-listed Queenslander
Hellenika is a glamorous Greek taverna sitting poolside on the first level of James St’s boutique Fortitude Valley hotel The Calile
sAme sAme is a stunning contemporary 2-level Thai restaurant and bar in the Valley's chic Ada Lane
Mad Men meets James Bond at Ada Lane's stunning world class restaurant and bar
This slick contemporary Italian dining oasis brings delectable Italian cuisine to a prominent Valley corner
Gerard's Bistro is a splendid fusion of 1960's décor with up to the minute Euro and Mid East inspired cuisine.
Sunshine is a unique vegetarian Mediterranean eatery with the option to dine in or take away
A chic Italian apperitivo bar which sits alongside its sibling Gemelli James Street in the fashionable Fortitude Valley precinct
Since the day it first drew open its sheer curtains, Cru Bar and Cellar has been a magnet for drinkers of all ages
At Sixes and Sevens is a gorgeous public house come gastro pub inhabiting one of the area's oldest surviving buildings
A Middle Eastern inspired urban oasis serving breakfast and lunch daily from its leafy plant-filled home
This smart upmarket bistro in a cool summerhouse style setting has become something of a James St institution
A world of understated sophistication, with its al fresco deck under the Poinciana tree and workhouse chic interior
Australia's first gnoccheria, Gnocchi Gnocchi Brothers, brings a traditional slice of Italy to James Street
ESSA has opened its doors to a luxe new level of bespoke dining

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