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Fortitude Valley Restaurants: The Best Foodie Hotspots to Wine & Dine

Can’t decide where to go for dinner? Here is our hitlist of the best restaurants in Fortitude Valley to treat yourself to a culinary adventure.

Baja
Baja

Queensland’s hive of entertainment and dining experiences never fails to disappoint, no matter the occasion. When it comes to a delicious dining experience, look no further than Fortitude Valley. From casual mid-week meals to one-of-a-kind foodie experiences, treat yourself to a culinary adventure by enjoying the best of the Fortitude Valley restaurant scene.

The Matriarch
The Matriarch
The Matriarch

For the most Instagram-worthy location you’ve ever experienced, meet The Matriarch. This opulent cocktail bar is inspired by the nineteenth century Parisian countryside, but don’t for a moment think that they’re trapped in the past! Opt for high tea, small bites or plates to share for a day time or evening escape from reality. 

22 Masters Street, Newstead 

Gerards Bistro
Gerards Bistro
Gerard’s Bistro

Perfect for an anniversary or a special occasion, Gerard’s Bistro is an award winning restaurant tucked away from the hustle & bustle of fashionable James Street. Serving up Middle Eastern dishes that pair immaculately with a carefully curated wine list, make Gerard’s the spot for your next indulgent outing! 

Gerard’s Lane, 14 / 15 James Street, Fortitude Valley

Happy Boy
Happy Boy
Happy Boy

Modern Chinese food in a minimalistic setting, with craft beer and an extensive wine list? Sign us up! Relocated from Spring Hill to bring their immensely popular meals to the Fortitude Valley restaurant district, this is one of the best restaurants in the ‘burb. Plus there’s plenty of options for your vegan and vegetarian friends too!

826 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley


Baja
Baja
Baja

Brand new to the Fortitude Valley restaurant scene, is Baja Modern Mexican. Desert chic vibes await you, whilst the tantalising scent of chargrill and spices hovers in the air. If you’re looking for a fun, fresh dining fiesta, Baja is your new best friend. Count us in for the make-your-own tacos! 

211 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

Il Verde
Il Verde
Il Verde

If you have Italian on your mind, it’s time to visit Il Verde. Rustic pizzas, perfectly balanced pasta and incredible cocktails, this is one of the best restaurants that Fortitude Valley has to offer to the people of Brisbane. Still undecided? We have three words for you: cheese wheel pasta. We'll see you there.  

2 King St, Bowen Hills

Mrs Browns
Mrs Browns
Mrs Brown’s

Generating a buzz since opening, Mrs Brown’s offers casual and cosy dining and drinks for couples or large groups alike! Whether you’re looking for a first date location or want to take your parents out to dinner, Mrs Brown’s has you covered. Flavourful, ingenious yet simple dishes will ensure you leave with a full belly and a happy palate.

32 Commercial Road, Newstead

Vietnam House
Vietnam House
Vietnam House

A long standing favourite among Brisbanites, this warm and welcoming restaurant offers a vibrant and authentic menu that easily caters to allergies and dietary preferences. Bring your gluten free pals here to enjoy a wide range of dishes that don’t skimp on flavour or presentation.

146 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley

Wagaya
Wagaya
Wagaya

Enter Wagaya and instantly be transported to a traditional izakaya (Japanese bar and small shareplate dining experience, not unlike a pub or tapas bar). With the entrance facing into Chinatown, it’s easy to walk right by the front door, but this restaurant is not to be missed! Our top tip: try not to get too carried away with the self-service tablet for your food and drinks orders. 

TCB Centre, 1, 315 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley


Have you explored all the best restaurants in Fortitude Valley and looking for more things to do? From exploring Brisbane's Inner North to taking a road trip up to Cairns, make the most of your weekends by experiencing the best your backyard has to offer.