We've done it before, right here. And we're doing it again, right now. After a couple of drinks, we all know what happens. You get a hankering for something seriously delicious. Unfortunately, the dining horizon becomes a little barren once the clock strikes 10pm in Brisbane.
Well, it's your lucky day because we're solving the late night dining conundrum (again!). And no, your stomach (or reputation's) saving grace doesn't have to be wrapped in waxed plastic. There is some dining middle ground before you surrender yourself to the Macca's drive through. So, here you go hungry hordes. You can thank us later!
For some serious Asian fare, try Luke Nguyen's new digs at the Treasury Casino. We suggest his signature dish, Fat Pho Noodles. Think 20-hour beef broth with thinly slice Angus sirloin and brisket, bean sprouts, fresh Thai basil and chilli.
An old faithful… This Fortitude Valley hotspot is a bit of an institution amongst Valley-goers looking for a pre-party feed. With reasonable prices, some spout they do the best laksa in Brisbane. Better yet, it's BYO.
It's not KFC, it's KFD. That's right, they do Kentucky Fried Duck. And it's infinitely better than the Colonel's bucket of wings. With the kitchen open until 11pm, they serve up a plethora of delectable share plates - the Texas brisket with flour tortillas and housemade chilli sauce is top-notch.
Right on the river, this is the perfect spot to while away a Friday afternoon with a cocktail in tow. And, when you're well on your way to tipsy town, they have a delightful little bar menu that is sure to satisfy. Think goats curd and hazelnut croquettes, pork belly with red chilli nahm jim and nashi pear, and some serious cheese, charcuterie and ploughman's boards.
Don't shake your head. Embassy is back and better than ever. With half the menu dedicated to sliders, you know they're going to be winners. Think pulled pork, popcorn prawn, Byron Bay beef, chickpea and herb, and southern fried chicken.
Pizza, pizza, and more pizza. But seriously, who doesn't feel like crispy, cheesey deliciousness after a few drinks? With over 20 pizzas to choose from, we suggest dodging good ol' New York Slice (despite how conveniently delicious it may be) and making tracks to The Burrow in West End. Nothing beats a wood-fired base smeared with rich, oily tomato and layered with melted mozzarella.
This tiny Spanish tapas bar seems to slip under the radar... Until now. Mixing some serious margaritas, you might be in need of a tapas plate or two. Come the 10pm mark, you'll be all to happy to be filling your belly with shredded duck tortillas, braised beef cheek turnovers and Kingfish croutons.
Have we left any off the list? Let us know!