With years of Michelin-star restaurant experience under his belt, Brisbane-born chef Dan Arnold has left France and brought his culinary skills and sharp eye back to his hometown, offering fine dining in the heart of Fortitude Valley. Restaurant Dan Arnold is situated within the Alex Perry Hotel and Apartments, and the high-ceilinged, open-kitchen dining space mirrors the same refined elegance as the finessed fare.
Diners can choose between a three- or five-course menu ($72/$98), along with optional wine pairing and cheese. Or, if pre-decided tasting journeys aren't your thing, enjoy smaller a la carte options at the bar. Expect modern Australian flavours with a French twist, like charcoal duck breast, confit leg, pumpkin, young leek and black garlic ($24) or citrus crème brûlée with chocolate dacquoise and mandarin Aperol sorbet.
The menu is seasonal and responsive to what fresh produce available, as well as the requests of diners and the creative flourishes of the chef — which means there's always something new and exciting to discover. Restaurant Dan Arnold is open Tuesday to Saturday for lunch and dinner, for your next special occasion or upscale drinking session.
Images: Dane Beesley.