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The 10 Best Restaurants In New Farm And Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

The 10 Best Restaurants In New Farm And Fortitude Valley, Brisbane
The oldest entertainment district in Brisbane, Fortitude Valley is now a trendy mix of grunge and sophistication. Nearby New Farm, however, is perhaps Brisbane’s most prestigious suburb. Both are bursting at the seams with award winning, delicious cuisine. Have a look at our pick of the best restaurants in Brisbane’s premier areas for eating out.

Bucci Restaurant

Restaurant, Italian, $$$
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Brunswick Street
Brunswick Street | © Andrew Sutherland/Flickr
Bucci Restaurantoffers the finest Italian cuisine in a modern setting. The restaurants still feels like a big Italian family owns it, and it’s warm and welcoming food keeps you coming back, as does the changing seasonal menu that keeps ingredients fresh. The impressive cocktail list is always tempting, but the wine offers an equally attractive selection to compliment the flavours of Italy.
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon:
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wed:
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu:
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri:
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat:
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

Cru Bar & Cellar

Bar, Australian, $$$
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Cru Bar & Cellar has stellar feng shui, with an open-air bar that flows into large tables. Most loved for it’s atmosphere and delectable modern Australian cuisine, the James Street icon is also a fantastic place to host a function. The extensive drinks menu may have you wanting to swing from the beautiful chandeliers that decorate the ceiling. Cru Bar & Cellar, 1/22 James St, Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006, +61 7 3252 2400
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon:
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tue:
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wed:
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu:
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri:
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat:
11:00 am - 12:00 am

Harvey's Bar & Bistro

Bar, Bistro, Australian, $$$
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Harvey’s Bar & Bistro‘s all-day dining screams understated elegance, with the menu offering very imaginative twists on classic real food. The warm atmosphere at Harvey’s is very welcoming and the portion sizes are perfect, although save room from the scrumptious dessert menu. If you’re feeling low on funds, breakfast here is the perfect option to treat yourself without breaking the bank. Harvey’s Bar & Bistro, 4/31 James St, Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006,+61 7 3852 3700
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Sun:
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon:
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue:
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed:
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu:
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri:
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat:
7:30 am - 10:00 pm

Gerard's Bistro

Bistro, Vegan, Vegetarian, $$$
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Gerard's Bistro
Gerard's Bistro | © Charles Haynes/Flickr
A new kid on the New Farm block has received an overwhelmingly positive response from Brisbane foodies. The sophisticated setting offers a little bit of everything, from succulent seafood to juicy steaks, and fresh vegetable dishes to wow the pants off everyone from vegans to carnivores. It’s the perfect place to gather a big group of friends and order tapas to share, but is also very appropriate for a romantic dinner for two. Gerard’s Bistro is the best of both worlds.
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sun:
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon:
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tue:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue:
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wed:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed:
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thu:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thu:
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri:
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sat:
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Gerard’s Bistro © Charles Haynes/Flickr

At Sixes And Seven

At Sixes & Sevens is another newcomer to the New Farm precinct, and you’ll find it in a little old Queenslander house that has been transformed into a funky bar and restaurant. On Saturday nights there are people bursting out all sides of the bar, making it look like an out of control house party, whilst on the inside tastebuds are being pleasured and great wine is being enjoyed. If you’re after a more casual option without sacrificing good food, Sixes & Sevens is your best bet.

The Balfour Kitchen

The Balfour Kitchen, housed in Spicer’s Balfour Hotel offers a stunning, spacious deck for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The licensed venue has a ‘bring your own’ night on Monday where you can save on the dosh and spend up on good food to compliment your wine. Beautiful food and a lovely setting makes for a dinner to be remembered.

The Balfour Kitchen, 37 Balfour Street, New Farm, 4005 QLD, +61 1300 597 540

Ponycat

Serving breakfast and lunch in a brilliantly bright setting, Ponycat won’t let you down in taste or ambience. Pick up a freshly brewed coffee to cure your caffeine cravings and a delicious lunch to power through the day. One of the few cafés in the city to provide an all-day brunch menu.

Ponycat, 693 Brunswick Street, New Farm, Brisbane, 4006 QLD, +61 7 3254 2883

Chinatown, Fortitude Valley © brewbooks/Flickr

Gertie's Bar & Lounge

Bar, Cocktail Bar, Restaurant, Australian, $$$
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A more relaxed dining option in an otherwise high-end dining precinct, Gertie’s is perfect for starting off a rowdy night with a couple of good drinks. Tuesday steak night is a definite crowd pleaser, and there’s always a good vibe at the popular jaunt.
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Sun:
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue:
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed:
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu:
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri:
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat:
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm