Foresters Restaurant and Bar Coming to Fortitude Valley Soon

Foresters Restaurant and Bar

Fortitude Valley has welcomed a lot of new restaurants and bars in 2019, but it looks like there’s more to come as the suburb welcomes the Foresters Restaurant and Bar on Brunswick Street.

It’s taking over the old Forester’s Hall, which should give you a good idea of the size of the place — it’s over 1,000 square metres and will fit 300 in the bar and restaurant.

With its mid-year opening, the restaurant will feature modern Australian dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with ingredients to be sourced from local farmers and producers.



Spearheading the kitchen is chef Peter Popow, who has more than a decade of experience and worked across Australia and the UK. The executive chef promises to bring in pub staples like pizzas, burgers, and steaks.

The Forester Hall’s iconic facade will remain intact but many internal features will be changed, like the decorative pressed metal ceiling that will be relocated from the former cinema to the ground level. 

Occupying the sixth level will be a swish rooftop bar dubbed Altitude, where locals can head over for an after-work drink whilst enjoying the views of the CBD. The 250-sqm bar will feature a hefty list of beverages, bar snacks, and DJs on the dance floor.

Both the Altitude and the Foresters Restaurant and Bar will be the first occupants of the $600 million FV Precinct. In charge of turning the heritage-listed site into a food and beverage precinct are FV’s developer and Signature Hospitality Group, the people behind The Sporting Globe and TGI Fridays.