This is the most exciting place in town to eat in – here are our picks of the bunch.
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Longtime's successor Same Same is one of the restaurant openings of the year.
Prawn, bug and lobster cocktails, oysters served with champagne mignonette, caviar, and platters of up to six different types of shellfish. Plus award-winning Kiwami Wagyu.
A gorgeous restaurant and bar at the centre of Brisbane's Middle Eastern moment.
A couple of young guns cooking (and doing the dishes) in a tiny, 10-seat omakase-style fine diner down a pokey laneway.
Refined share plates and mezcal on a classy corner of Brunswick Street.
A war-era warehouse transforms into a beautiful 60-seat Italian restaurant.
Widely regarded as one of the country’s best Greek restaurants.
Brisbane’s first pasta laboratory, which aims for complete authenticity in its pasta and sauces.
Prawn doughnuts with yuzu curd are the kind of creative fare you can expect at this moody, communal Japanese restaurant from the owners of Longtime.
The Moubment Group’s best-regarded restaurant delivers innovative Middle Eastern cuisine in a texture-rich dining room.
A wood-fired Valley beauty in James Street's Ada Lane.
You’ll wind up staying for a long time at this late night Thai diner.
Modern Chinese food and a killer wine list from brothers Cameron and Jordan Votan.
So much more than your average neighbourhood Italian joint.
A 220-seat, 24/7 gastropub inside an old drapery, which has a dedicated katsu sando menu.
Burgers and beers with personality.
A single-dish menu makes this restaurant distinct (and then there’s the bathhouse downstairs).
A lynchpin venue in a more quiet part of the Valley.
Venue two for some of Brisbane’s best yakitori.
A diner serving burgers, fried chicken, soda and beer.
Vietnamese street food with a modern twist.
This urban winery boasts a cellar door, a 70-seat restaurant and beautiful 20-seat private dining room.
Barbara's getting a little bit more crowded with Mexican pop-up Trash Taco finding a permanent home in this Fortitude Valley favourite.
Accessible luxury in Chinatown.
Simple burgers, done well.
Big and juicy home-style Northern Chinese dumplings