Fortitude Valley, known to locals simply as "the Valley", is a special place on the Brisbane map. It's like someone many years ago took a few handfuls of Sydney's Kings Cross and Chinatown, mixed them together then deposited them beside Brisbane's famous Story Bridge.
Right next to the city centre of Brisbane, Australia, you'll find a colourful urban centre that has developed its own character, heritage and mix of cultures.
Comparing Sydney with Brisbane sometimes creates tensions, so we'll end this argument with our trump card: Just think of that subtropical Brisbane weather and it makes sense that dining options as well as plants grow better up here!
Now, the Fortitude Valley restaurant scene's recipe for success…
Just as Brisbane restaurants generally reflect the great range of cultures in Australia, you can take your pick of international styles in Fortitude Valley. On the directories and guides, the Fortitude Valley restaurants stand out with more than 100 eateries.
Asian styles of many backgrounds are still prominent among the Brisbane Fortitude Valley restaurants, and their authenticity stands out from many other restaurants in Brisbane.
The Valley does not come to life only at night. During the day it's a thriving hub, always with tantalising spicy aromas pervading the street space and grabs of excited chatter in foreign tongues. One of Fortitude Valley's attractions is the availability of exotic shopping outlets where you can find hard to get imported grocery lines for a do it yourself meal.
Once you have your first taste of the Valley in Brisbane you'll want to return for another bite.