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King Street Is Fortitude Valley's New Go-To Dining Destination with Four New Eateries

Including second venues from Fat Dumpling, The George and GG Espresso, and a new one from the Gino's bloodline.
By Sarah Ward
August 08, 2016
By Sarah Ward
August 08, 2016

If you're looking for a bite to eat in Fortitude Valley, then odds are you're making a beeline to Brunswick Street and its surrounding nooks and crannies. But soon the inner-city suburb will have a new dining destination: King Street.

If the name doesn't sound all that familiar, that's because it's a bit further away from the central hangout spot that is the Valley mall (but not that far away, don't worry). Expect to mosey on over to the RNA Showgrounds — that is, the area that's been under construction for quite a while now — for a plethora of new restaurants in the brand new King Street precinct.

The double-header that is The George Bar and Bistro and GG Espresso have duplicated their city stores for the new development, as has everyone's favourite Valley dumpling house, Fat Dumpling. Joining them is Italian restaurant Il Verde — and though it isn't an offshoot of an existing tried and tested, it does come with plenty of history. If you're among the Brisbanites that've enjoyed a meal at Gino's on Kingsford Smith Drive in Hamilton at some point over the past forty years (which is pretty much everyone), you'll be pleased to know that Il Verde springs from the same family.

While the first three eateries are already up and running in time for the Ekka, which kicked off last week, the 90-seat pizza and pasta joint is due to start stoking its wood-fired oven in September. Either way, expect a whole heap of new eating options when you're next in that part of the Valley.

Find The George Bar and Bistro, GG Espresso, Fat Dumpling and Il Verde on King Street, Fortitude Valley. For more information, check out

Image: Fat Dumpling.

Published on August 08, 2016 by Sarah Ward


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