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.
An old pizzeria reborn as a beautiful coffee and breakfast spot.
The Brisbane flagship for Byron Bay's enormously popular minimalist luxury brand.
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.
Local produce reigns supreme at this sustainable, semi-suburban cafe.
Enter for arcade games, DJs and cheesburger spring rolls.
A war-era warehouse transforms into a beautiful 60-seat Italian restaurant.
You’ll wind up staying for a long time at this late night Thai diner.
The Moubment Group’s best-regarded restaurant delivers innovative Middle Eastern cuisine in a texture-rich dining room.
Modern Chinese food and a killer wine list from brothers Cameron and Jordan Votan.
The sharp follow-up to Cobbler.
A handsome sixth-floor boozer in a rapidly developing corner of the Valley.
Widely regarded as one of the country’s best Greek restaurants.
The 150-seat, eight-hectolitre brewpub is the brand’s first taproom outside Byron Bay.
A historic pub, where you can get change from $20 at lunch, cocktails, and beers from 92 taps.
A wood-fired Valley beauty in James Street's Ada Lane.
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.
Restaurant quality food in a sophisticated cafe setting: that’s the concept behind Halo Ground Coffee and Food.
A Palm Springs-inspired restaurant and bar in the space which formerly housed Woolly Mammoth.
Burgers and beers with personality.
Find your Sunday best at this tiny trove of vintage and rare treasures.
Timeless trans-seasonal basics in the thriving James Street retail precinct.
A sophisticated restaurant and bar with a contemporary-Asian influence at The Calile.
A low-key, small bar with a focus on gin, natural wines and beers on tap.
An adults-only arcade bar combining old-world glamour, ultra-modern neon and ’90s nostalgia.
A small-batch roastery that smells every bit the part.
Simple burgers, done well.
Go 11 storeys up and gaze across the city while you drink an expertly made cocktail.
You may well be uttering these words pretty soon.
A hidden gin den inside Fortitude Valley's 155-year-old pub, The Osbourne.
A lynchpin venue in a more quiet part of the Valley.
Barbara's getting a little bit more crowded with Mexican pop-up Trash Taco finding a permanent home in this Fortitude Valley favourite.
Bold lines and vintage frames leap from the walls of this Brisbane eyewear boutique.
Some of Australia’s favourite basics.
A craft-beer bar with a “local where possible” ethos, Single O coffee and Chicago-style food.
Affordable local labels, hidden in plain sight.
A Valley bolthole pivots towards spirits.
A specialty coffee joint turning back time.
Arcade games and craft beer? Yes please.
Coffee appreciation goes street.
Venue two for some of Brisbane’s best yakitori.
Good coffee in an office block? Believe it.
This pint-sized superfood cafe dishes up a sweet fix without the regret.
So much more than your average neighbourhood Italian joint.
Start a hangover at Laruche, then come to Kiosk for the next-day cure.
A modern take on the traditional beer garden.