Late night eats in Brisbane City and Fortitude Valley

Gone are the days when chicken nuggets and kebabs were the only options if you were craving dinner after dark. With Brisbane’s blossoming food scene and Student One’s city location, your options are plentiful. From fast food to fresh food and even vegetarian options, these are your best choices for a late night feed.

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Open until 9pm

For authentic Yiros


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For a late dinner, the Yiros shop on James Street in Fortitude Valley is open until 9pm on weekdays and midnight on weekends. Our favourite? The halloumi chips and pork belly yiros. If you’re sharing, get a plate of calamari or fish and chips.

Check out the menu here.

For gyoza


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Japanese-inspired Harajuku Gyoza is a student-friendly spot for casual dining and group dinners. If you’re still hungry after plates of grilled or poached gyoza, try their dessert gyoza – we recommend the Nutella. 😉

Preview the delicious options. 


Open until 10pm

For burritos and nachos


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Guzman Y Gomez on Albert Street is the perfect spot for an authentic feast of nachos, burritos or tacos on a budget. Open until 10pm on weekdays and midnight on weekends, it’s just around the corner from Student One Elizabeth Street.

GYG menu.

For fresh burgers


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If burger cravings come your way, there’s a healthy and fresh option just down the block from Student One. Grill’d in Wintergarden is open until 10pm on weekdays and 11pm on weekends, and the West End restaurant is open until midnight Friday and Saturday nights. Grill’d also has great vegetarian options and are famous for their thick-cut, seasoned fries.

Feast your eyes on their menu.

For an icy treat


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Messina in South Bank took the number one spot in our countdown of Brisbane’s best ice-cream and gelato stores and it is well deserving with its delicious gelato and rotating weekly specials. It’s open until 10pm on weekdays and 11.30pm on Friday and Saturday.

See the flavours here.


Open until 11pm

For Italian


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Vapiano on Albert Lane is the perfect spot for groups or couples with their easy split payment system. This restaurant is famous for its antipasti and pasta dishes that the chefs will cook up right in front of you.

Browse the menu.


Open until midnight

For yakitori (Japanese skewers)


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Yakitori translates to ‘grilled bird’ so you’ll find many options for skewers, wings and side dishes. Try the Torikawa skewer, which has crispy chicken skin, and the Pirikawa spicy fries. Birds Nest has two locations nearby in West End and Fortitude Valley, both open until midnight for anyone seeking delicious yakitori and nibbles.

Dinner menu here.

For Korean BBQ

Fried rice, noodles and barbecued dishes are popular at Maru Korean BBQ. This place is open until midnight on Elizabeth Street so you can grab a teriyaki chicken cup with rice to enjoy before the end of your night. They have takeaway boxes too.

Sneak peek of your dining options.


Open until 1am

For Thai street food


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Pochana is open until 1am on Elizabeth Street, serving up live music, drinks and bite-size Thai food. Try the Massaman beef curry and grilled corn. You can also order from here on Deliveroo and Menu Log.

For cheap Korean eats

Funny Funny Korean in Burnett Lane has a large menu of tapas, fried rice, meats and noodles. Best known for their hot pots, you can choose from a range of spicy options that are a great shared meal. They are open until 1am but closed on Sundays.

See the menu.


Open until 2am

For dumplings and ramen

For Asian Fusion street food, Heya Bar is open from 5pm on Wednesday through Sunday and keeps cooking until 2am on weekends. Nestled under the ground level of Brunswick Street, Heya is a cozy, Japanese-inspired bar with dimly lit booths and pool tables. Duck and pork bone broth ramen is their signature dish. Pair that with some chicken and chive dumplings and you’ve got yourself a pretty satisfying late night meal!

Check out the Heya menu.


Open until 3am

For fried chicken burgers


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Greaser Bar on Brunswick Street has a sweet selection of American-style snacks and if you’re lucky you’ll catch the end of a live music set. We recommend the buttermilk-fried chicken, chilli dogs and crinkle cut fries. They are closed Mondays and Tuesdays but open until 3am Wednesday to Saturday.

See the funky menu here.

For Korean fried chicken

Panda Brisbane has you sorted for your late night rice, noodle and fried chicken dishes. Try their Korean spicy chilli chicken for a kick. This restaurant is open on Elizabeth Street until 3.30am serving beer, wine and cocktails too.

For pizza by the slice


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New York Slice serves up delicious pizza slices until 3.30am on weekdays and 4.30am on weekends. Take your pick of pepperoni, Hawaiian, cheese and many other options including vegan-friendly choices! Find New York Slice on Brunswick Street on the lower valley mall.

Browse the slice menu.


Open 24/7

For eats any time of the day, literally


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Jimmy’s has been feeding the late night wanderers since 1982. They are open 24 hours and although their meals are on the pricier side, the lush fit-out and great service makes it worth it. There are different menus for the lower and upper deck of the restaurant, and there’s table service only on the lower level. Go here for burgers, salads and steaks.

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For coffee


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Death Before Decaf has hot coffee and a comfy couch ready for you 24/7. Just on the cusp between New Farm and Fortitude Valley, this little place is the perfect spot for a caffeine pick me up. This is especially useful for the all-nighter study sessions.

For pancakes and crepes


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Pancake Manor is a go-to student hangout for late night and early morning eats. You can choose any of their pancake or crepe dishes plus options from the grill all day, every day! Breakfast options are only between 5-11am. There are gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian dishes as well.

Check out their menu.

For traditional late night eats

Rock N’ Roll Kebabs and Pizza on George Street is open all day, every day. This place is good for a cheap, quick meal. Late night study snack anyone? Try a snack pack for meat, chips and sauce in a takeaway box.

Menu can be found here.

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