Eat and drink

From cocktails with dinner to BYO restaurants and cheap bites in Chinatown right through to the finest of dining – Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley has the full spectrum when it comes to eating out day or night. Whatever the mood, we know just the place.

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Fortitude Valley may be known as Brisbane's late-night entertainment precinct, but when those doors close, plenty of cafes are serving the bustling morning crowd brunch and caffeine. Stop into The New Black and Bellissimo for great coffee, King Arthur for boundary-pushing breakfast options, L'Americano for a trip to the Italian Riviera and Harveys for a spot of brunch and shopping. 


Drop by for drinks, dinner or – even better – both! Join the crowds clinking cocktails at Maya MexicanZa Za Ta and The Lodge Bar & Dining or sinking craft pints at Brewdog Fortitude ValleyStone and Wood Brewery or Valley Hops

Fine dining 

Fortitude Valley is brimming with exquisite restaurants for those seeking a more refined dining experience. Take a taste of the Mediterranean at Hellenika with their famous Greek-style fare, then continue the European vibes at nearby Mosconi and Bianca. Enjoy flavourful middle eastern at award-winning Gerard’s Bistro, or feast on steak and seafood at SK Steak & Oyster. Lovers of Asian flavours will be in heaven at sAme sAme, with an interior as beautiful as their food, or experience sister restaurant Honto or Sushi Room. 

BYO restaurants  

Fortitude Valley’s Chinatown Mall and intersecting Wickham Street are known as a bit of a hub for BYO restaurants. In the pedestrian mall WagayaEnjoy InnNonbei Sake Bar & BBQ and Golden Palace Chinese let you BYO wine. Along Wickham Street bring your own wine to long-standing favourites The Vietnamese, Vietnam House and Super Bowl

The closest bottle shop for picking up a drop before dinner is The Prince Cellars on the corner of Brunswick and Wickham Streets. 

Casual dining

Fortitude Valley is a hub of casual dining venues to enjoy an easy dinner with wine or a quick bite to eat.  

For Italian food, you’re spoilt for choice with Gemelli’s, RosmarinoEtna, Ripiena or Uh Oh Spaghettio. Happy Boy is a local favourite for modern Chinese and wine, while Kid Curry next door offers flavour-packed Southern Asian delicacies. Be transported to Japan at Bird’s Nest Yakitori and indulge in a taste of the Mediterranean at The Green.  

For something quick and easy try Ben’s Burgers or grab fresh Middle Eastern-inspired vegetarian charged by weight at Sunshine.


Bars with bites 

Each of these is more a bar than a restaurant, but that doesn't stop them doing great things in the kitchen. The tacos at craft beer bar Bloodhound are too good to pass up. Down the road, Sixes and Sevens is a popular weekend venue with a wide range of gastropub nosh and Finney Isles will have you chock-full of charcuterie quicker than you can say “another cocktail please”.

Pub culture 

Pub culture is alive and well in Fortitude Valley. The art-deco Waterloo Hotel and Wickham Hotel have had appropriate glow ups while The Osbourne and Pig 'N' Whistle are go-tos for epic beer garden vibes. Whether it's Friday night, or a Sunday afternoon sesh, you can trust Finn McCoolsThe Prince Consort and Empire Hotel, proudly standing at the top of Brunswick Street Mall, to be pumping. 

Sweet treats

Whilst Fortitude Valley is known for its dining and night life, it’s the sweet treats that keep us coming back during the daylight hours. Pick up all your goodies from Agnes Bakery, Brooki Bakehouse, Sprout Bakery and Jocelyns Provisions. You can also stop into 13 Bee’s Gelato & Dessert Bar to get your late-night sugar fix. 

An image of some European dishes with hands holding the food and glass of wine.