The eating-out culture of Fortitude Valley is booming.

Funky new restaurants are popping up in Brisbane’s latest dining precinct.

Teagan West reports.


The Valley focus is cultural fusion and quirky dining.

The music hotspot now provides a variety of eat-in options for a new brand of patron.

Danielle Lewis, Editor Brisbane Threads: “Brisbane consumers are becoming more savvy and they don’t want to spend so much but they still really want excellent quality food and a fantastic place to dine.”

The trend has brought in some smart entrepreneurs.

Natascha Mirosch, Editor The Good Food Guide: “They’re looking for an experience that is more adventurous, but still one that feels safe to them and is multicultural and is a lot more casual and fun.”

It’s a different environment to that of the city, with cheaper meals and more accessible parking.

Chad Rahme, Ribs & Burgers Brand Manager: “Easy, convenient, easy parking, easy to get around. We service young families. You don’t want to be taking your young kids into the city with all of the traffic. You can stop here and there is a great food offering all around. You can come and get coffee and dessert next door and it’s great for the community.”

American style dining is the Valley’s latest craze.

Restaurant owners say it’s the casual dining experience and fun international theme that sets the Valley apart.

Chad Rahme, Ribs & Burgers Brand Manager: “We are a fresh and wholesome business. We are for the community. And we do nothing fancy, it’s just hot, fresh and succulent food with great people, friendly environments coming into our home and having fun.”

Teagan West, QUT News.