Restaurants

Joy

Restaurant

A couple of young guns cooking (and doing the dishes) in a tiny, 10-seat omakase-style fine diner down a pokey laneway.

Same Same

Restaurant

Longtime's successor Same Same is one of the restaurant openings of the year.

City Winery

Restaurant

This urban winery boasts a cellar door, a 70-seat restaurant and beautiful 20-seat private dining room.

SK Steak & Oyster

Restaurant

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.

Tartufo

Restaurant

One of the best places in town for true Neapolitan pizza.

Honto

Restaurant

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.

Cafes

Reverends Fine Coffee

Cafe

A trinity of good beans, chilled vibes and gluten-free donuts.

Halo Ground

Cafe

Restaurant quality food in a sophisticated cafe setting: that’s the concept behind Halo Ground Coffee and Food.

Milk Box Coffee and Tuckshop

Cafe

A specialty coffee joint turning back time.

King Arthur

Cafe

Local produce reigns supreme at this sustainable, semi-suburban cafe.

Bellissimo Coffee

Cafe

A small-batch roastery that smells every bit the part.

Street Lab Specialty Coffee

Cafe

Coffee appreciation goes street.

Bars

Ivory Tusk

Bar

A Palm Springs-inspired restaurant and bar in the space which formerly housed Woolly Mammoth.

Stone & Wood

Bar

Byron Bay’s iconic brewery is moving to the big smoke.

Bloodhound Corner Bar and Kitchen

Bar

The place to soak up The Valley’s history over a few modern beers.

Shhh!

Bar

A hidden gin den inside Fortitude Valley's 155-year-old pub, The Osbourne.

Soapbox Brewing Co

Bar

A 100-seat brewpub with eight beers on tap, including three rotationals, and a menu of share plates and mains – many of which feature beer.

Altitude

Bar

A handsome sixth-floor boozer in a rapidly developing corner of the Valley.

Shops

Optiko

Shop

Bold lines and vintage frames leap from the walls of this Brisbane eyewear boutique.

St Agni

Shop

The Brisbane flagship for Byron Bay's enormously popular minimalist luxury brand.

Bassike

Shop

Some of Australia’s favourite basics.

The Valley Wine Bar

Shop

A bar-slash-bottleshop hosts a boutique-wine library specialising in natural drops, alongside charcuterie or even BYO food.

I Heart Brownies

Shop

You may well be uttering these words pretty soon.

Gail Sorronda

Shop

A showcase of monochrome silhouettes.