The Valley’s always had a reputation for solid dining, but things have really gone into overdrive the last few years. That’s thanks in large part to the opening of the Calile hotel and its Ada Lane dining precinct, which has seemingly galvanised the whole area into upping its game.

Whether you’re after classic Italian fare, the best Thai in town or fun and fast share plates, there’s a place in Fortitude Valley for you.

Gerard’s Bistro

The Moubment Group’s best-regarded restaurant delivers innovative Middle Eastern cuisine in a texture-rich dining room.

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

Hellenika

Widely regarded as one of the country’s best Greek restaurants.

Level 1 48 James Street, Fortitude Valley
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Joy

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

7 694 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley
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Same Same

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

Shop AM3 Ada Lane 46 James Street, Fortitude Valley

Za Za Ta

A gorgeous restaurant and bar at the centre of Brisbane's Middle Eastern moment.

1000 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley
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Tartufo

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

1000 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley

Baja

Refined share plates and mezcal on a classy corner of Brunswick Street.

211 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

Happy Boy Fortitude Valley

Modern Chinese food and a killer wine list from brothers Cameron and Jordan Votan.

826 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley

Bucci

So much more than your average neighbourhood Italian joint.

15 James Street, Fortitude Valley

Ze Pickle Fortitude Valley

Burgers and beers with personality.

1 Prospect Street, Fortitude Valley

SK Steak & Oyster

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.

Ada Lane James Street, Fortitude Valley
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Lucky Egg

A diner serving burgers, fried chicken, soda and beer.

322 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

Beaux Rumble

A wood-fired Valley beauty in James Street's Ada Lane.

AM5 46 James Street, Fortitude Valley

Honto

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.

23 Alden Street, Fortitude Valley

Ripiena

Brisbane’s first pasta laboratory, which aims for complete authenticity in its pasta and sauces.

1 826 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley

Mosconi

A war-era warehouse transforms into a beautiful 60-seat Italian restaurant.

B 164 Arthur Street, Fortitude Valley
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The Matriarch

A fancy French-inspired eatery and boozer in a converted warehouse.

22 Masters Street, Newstead
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Les Bubbles

A single-dish menu makes this restaurant distinct (and then there’s the bathhouse downstairs).

144 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley
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Salt Meats Cheese

Eat like you’re in the Italian Riviera: pizza, pasta and gnocco fritto with Parma prosciutto and stracchino cheese.

3b 63 Skyring Terrace, Newstead

Mrs Brown's

Relaxed, generous dining in one of Brisbane's busiest suburbs.

32 Commercial Road, Newstead

Florentine Italian Grill and Wine Room

An authentic steakhouse and wine room with Tuscan-style steak designed to be shared.

5 Kyabra Street, Newstead
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City Winery

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

11 Wandoo Street, Fortitude Valley
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