New And Upcoming Restaurants In Fortitude Valley

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The latter half of 2022 is an exciting time for Fortitude Valley, with new restaurant openings, well-known chefs, and revamped hospitality venues. Here’s some of the latest foodie news dropping in the Valley.

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Supernormal to Land on Queen Street

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Melbourne-based chef and restaurateur Andrew McConnell will bring his Asian-inspired cuisine to Brisbane next year, delighting fans of his signature lobster roll, chicken dumplings, and slow-cooked lamb.  

The restaurant, which will be able to accommodate up to 120 guests, will feature an alfresco and private dining, designed by Vince Alafaci and Caroline Choker of Sydney’s ACME.

Supernormal will open at Cbu Property’s residential tower at 443 Queen St in Fortitude Valley in the summer of 2023. It will operate seven days a week for all-day dining, lunch and dinner.

Alfred & Constance New Mexican Bar And Eatery

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Alfred & Constance is now under new management and undergoing minor renovations. Diners can look forward to the addition of Lime Mexican, a casual dining spot for all classic Mexican snacks, such as tacos, quesadillas, and nachos.

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Aside from ordering a snack, you can pop in for a drink or settle in with their menu, designed for sharing among friends. They have delicious Mexican cervezas, aside from spicy margaritas, red, white, and sparkling wines, and a selection of tequilas. 

Komeyui — A Taste of Japan in Fortitude Valley

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Melbourne’s Japanese restaurant Komeyui, best known for its sushi, is coming to Spring Hill before Christmas. 

Owned by Chef Motomu Kumano, the restaurant will use rice imported from Japan and fish sourced from Victoria and Tasmania for their high-grade sushi.

Other menu items to look forward to include white-fish-stuffed zucchini flower with tapioca pearl and ankake and for dessert, red bean sticky rice with matcha jelly and azuki cream.

Works are already underway at the site, located on the ground floor of the former Federal Police building on Wharf St, with interiors to be designed by Sue Coles of Melbourne design firm Baenziger Coles.

The GPO Hotel Returns to Fortitude Valley

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After closing in 2020 because of the pandemic, popular nightlife spot GPO Hotel is getting a new lease on life, with a $7-million renovation currently underway.

Works for GPO Hotel, located at 740 Ann St, include high-end bars, kitchens, toilets, and dining areas.

Gold Coast hospitality group Artesian Hospitality, the team behind the Cali Beach Club in Surfers Paradise, signed a 25-year lease on the historic building and the two adjoining buildings on site.

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Artesian Hospitality announced plans to put multiple venues within the building to establish it as a precinct. The group, however, has remained tight-lipped when asked if it would reopen as a late-night club.

The hospitality group is aiming for a late 2022 or early 2023 reopening.