Celebrity Chef Ben O’Donoghue to Open Italian Steakhouse ‘Establishment 203’ in Fortitude Valley

Establishment 203
Photo credit: Ben O'Donoghue/Facebook

Get ready for an epic experience, Brisbane as celebrity chef Ben O’Donoghue brings his formidable talents to Fortitude Valley this November with the opening of Establishment 203, an Italian-inspired steakhouse set to shake up the local dining scene.


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Located on Ann Street, the restaurant’s rustic and inviting interiors will provide the perfect backdrop for O’Donoghue’s farm-to-table fare. 

Diners can expect the finest steaks in the country, hand-selected by O’Donoghue and cooked over wood to enhance the natural flavours of the meat. Signature cuts like bistecca alla Fiorentina, bone-in tomahawks and sirloins will take centre stage.

Chef Ben O’Donoghue (Photo credit: @thebenodonoghue/Instagram)

According to O’Donoghue, Establishment 203 will combine classical and modern techniques to create an exceptional steak dining experience. The restaurant will source ingredients locally and employ wood-fire grilling methods to allow the flavours of the fresh produce to shine through.

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Whilst steaks are the highlight, the menu will also feature a range of pastas, seafood and poultry dishes. Drinks will include a wine list focused on Italian varietals, with some rare finds, along with Brisbane craft beers and signature cocktails.

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The open kitchen allows guests to watch the culinary action as chefs prepare dishes from scratch using fresh, seasonal ingredients. 

Establishment 203 promises to bring a fine dining steakhouse experience with the warmth of Italian hospitality. O’Donoghue’s talent for blending cooking techniques and global flavours is on full display.


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Although Establishment 203’s doors don’t officially open until November, the hotly anticipated steakhouse will start accepting reservations starting in October. Brisbane foodies eager for a fresh take on premium steaks, pastas and more only need to book a table at Ann Street’s newest culinary destination.

Establishment 203 is located at 621 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley. Stay tuned on their Instagram page for updates. 

Published 5-September-2023