From 2 Michelin star kitchen to Brisbane…

Restaurant Dan Arnold is the first restaurant of Dan and Amelie Arnold, a place where nature meets creativity…

Guests are invited on a culinary journey of Australian flavours and techniques, respecting the traditions Dan learnt while perfecting his craft in France. Dishes are prepared from an open kitchen, creating a connection between chef and diner.

Here, dishes are often created in the moment and the menu is ever changing. Influences range from the terroir, to the current season, with the ingredient dictating the technique to be used to prepare it.



07 3189 2735


959 Ann Street

Fortitude Valley, QLD


Thursday-Saturday - Lunch

Tuesday-Saturday - Dinner

Sunday-Monday - Closed

Photo: Kara Rosenlund

Photo: Kara Rosenlund

Dan Arnold


After spending 7 years in France, Dan Arnold, who was born in Brisbane, has returned home to open his first restaurant.

Photo: Pierre Soissons

Photo: Pierre Soissons

Dan arrived in France in 2010, worked at 3 Michelin star restaurant l'Espérance for a year, and for six years was sous-chef of Serge Vieira, Bocuse d'Or 2005 and two Michelin star. 

Dan is Bocuse de Bronze Asia-Pacific 2016, and finished 8th in the Bocuse d'Or World final in 2017, best ever result for Australia.

If you want to learn more about the competition Bocuse d'Or, click here.

Dan and Amelie

They met in Paris eight years ago, and left the capital together to work in a small country town: Chaudes-Aigues in France, where the 2 Michelin star Restaurant Serge Vieira is situated.

Since, Amelie and Dan went on holiday to Brisbane every year and finally decided in 2018 to open their first restaurant in Dan’s hometown.



 For reservations, please use the booking form. If your preferred time or date is not available, please call us at 07 3189 2735.

  • Dietary requirements, allergies and dislikes can be catered for but notice in advance (at least 24 hours) is required to ensure the best possible dining experience.

  • For reservation of 12 people or more, please contact us directly at or call 07 3189 2735. 

  • If you make a booking to seat at the bar, only the set menus will be offered as we do not take any reservation for our small a la carte selection of servings.

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Lopez x Arnold

Josh Lopez x Dan Arnold are combining together for a 6 course dinner with wine at Restaurant Dan Arnold to help celebrate Good Food Month and Queensland best dining. 

These two creative chefs with classical training will bring finesse to Queensland produce. Both having experience in Michelin star restaurants, this is arguably two of Brisbane’s finest chefs in one special evening.

Good Food Month Dinner 

Arnold x Lopez

25 July 6.30pm

at Restaurant Dan Arnold

Tickets $195

6 course with Wine

Dietaries accommodated with prior notice (at least 24h)


CHATEAUNEUF-du-pape dinner

On Wednesday 26th June 2019, Dan will match wines from Château la Nerthe with his degustation menu Experience #5.
Dinner will feature the flagship wine the Cuvée des Cadettes Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 2015. This will be the first time this vintage has been presented to Australia.

Come join us and Christophe Bristiel from Château La Nerthe! 5 course menu with matched wine $160 pp.
Book your ticket on our reservation system or call us on 3189 2735.

Limited seats available.

Restaurant Dan Arnold
26th of June
6:30 for 7pm sit down ***UPDATE: Fully booked***

2nd dinner on Thursday 27th of June

6:30 for 7pm sit down


Photo: Kara Rosenlund

Photo: Kara Rosenlund

Take over the entire venue!

Celebrate your next occasion with a contemporary European inspired menu, French and Australian wine list and personalised service.

We provide a secure wifi connection, the music of your choice, and can adapt our offer to your specific requests.

Contact us for more information: 07 3189 2735 or


We can cater all types of events and help you create a memorable event!

Whether it’s an intimate family dinner, a boardroom lunch, a wedding or a cocktail party.

To give you an idea, you can download a sample of what we can offer for a stand up cocktail here.

Dan Arnold cooking for you and your guests at home

Call us for more information at 07 3189 2735


07 3189 2735

959 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley, QLD

(Parking available for lunch time only, in the Alex Perry Hotel and Apartments on Croft Lane. Call us in order to open the gate. On street parking only at dinner time.)


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22 March 2019

The Australian

River City Rollers: Dan Arnold

His eponymous eatery in bustling Fortitude Valley opened to rave reviews in the middle of last year and continues to build a dedicated following for its set-menu dining.

With eight years’ experience working at the Michelin Guide three-star restaurant Marc Meneau L’Esperance in Burgundy and as sous-chef at two-star Serge Vieira within a medieval castle in central France, Arnold is creating a fresh dining experience in the Queensland capital.


9 January 2019

The Gourmet Traveller

The new Brisbane restaurants to try this year

Chef-owner Dan Arnold's first restaurant is a family affair, with his French-born wife, Amelie Arnold, managing the floor. It's the owner-operator couple's bid to share all they've learned during 15 years in hospitality. Both Arnolds worked at two-starred French restaurant Serge Vieira and while this background informs the kitchen's ambition, no one takes themselves too seriously here.

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17 November 2018

Concrete Playground

A French fine diner in the heart of Fortitude Valley

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.

17 Septembre 2018

Style Magazine

10 New Restaurants In Brisbane To Check Out This Week

Chef Dan Arnold spent seven years in France working in Michelin star restaurants before deciding to return home to open his own restaurant in Fortitude Valley. Arnold aims to ‘challenge and enrich guest’s senses’ and offers either a three or five-course menu for lunch and dinner. The restaurant serves dishes like amuse-bouches, Shark Bay scampi and charcoal duck breast, so if you consider yourself a foodie you’ll want to head to Restaurant Dan Arnold ASAP.


15 September 2018

Brisbane News

New Brisbane restaurant ‘spearheads revival of high-end dining’

Just when you think the fine-dining corpse has twitched for the last time, up pops Restaurant Dan Arnold with its degustation menus, David Ponson cutlery and detailed plates of food.

10 August 2018

The courier mail

From Michelin-starred kitchen to Brisbane’s Ann Street

Who is Dan Arnold and why has he opened a restaurant bearing his name in inner-Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley? We venture forth to the wooden-floored minimalist newcomer overlooking busy Ann St to find out.

8 August 2018

Gourmand & Gourmet

From France With Love - Restaurant Dan Arnold Opens!

Dan Arnold hasn’t travelled all the way back from France just to serve us #basic lunch and dinner, he’s bringing all that French class and making a beeline for Brisbane to serve up some seriously sexy fine dining at the new Restaurant Dan Arnold.


6 August 2018

The Australian

Restaurant Dan Arnold aims high

Local lad returns from abroad with a French wife and seven years of Michelin-esque experience cooking in France, finishing up sous chef at Restaurant Serge Vieira in the Auvergne-Rhone-Alps.

3 August 2018

Indulge Magazine

French flare

From the highlights of France comes Bocuse D’Or awarded Chef Dan Arnold, returning home to Brisbane to open his namesake ambition, Restaurant Dan Arnold.

17 July 2018


Restaurant Dan Arnold Opens in Fortitude Valley. A star chef returns from France.

Dan Arnold’s credentials are intimidating. During an extended stint in France the Brisbane native spent a year under renowned chef Marc Meneau at L’Espérance – a three-Michelin-star restaurant at the time – followed by six at two-Michelin-starred Serge Vieira. Arnold also won bronze at the 2016 Bocuse d’Or Asia-Pacific competition and came eighth at the Bocuse d’Or World Final in 2017.


12 July 2018

The Week End Edition

From Bocuse d’Or to Brisbane – Restaurant Dan Arnold opens in Fortitude Valley

The last eight years have been an incredible journey for Dan Arnold. The Brisbane-born chef arrived in France in 2010, where he worked at three Michelin-star restaurant l’Espérance, followed by seven years at two Michelin-star Serge Vieira. His experience lead him to earn bronze at the Bocuse d’Or Asia-Pacific Competition 2016, then placing eighth in the world with his team at the Bocuse d’Or World Final in 2017. Now, Dan has returned home to Brisbane to open his first restaurant, aptly named Restaurant Dan Arnold



30 July 2018

urban list

Hidden inside the Alex Perry Hotel and Apartments on Ann Street in Fortitude Valley is Dan Arnold Restaurant, a luxurious establishment with an open kitchen where nature meets creativity.


30 July 2018

Weekend notes

Enjoy set dining experiences at this boutique restaurant

Dan Arnold and his wonderful team have opened a restaurant in the Newstead end of Fortitude Valley that takes everything that they love about fine dining, that is, the fresh seasonal ingredients, creative flavours and quality food, and rejects all the emotionless stiff attitudes, ego and negativity of the kitchen culture. The result is a welcoming dining experience that wants you to feel like house guest, not a customer.


3 July 2018

A Michelin-star chef welcomes a Brisbane restaurant

There are few Brisbane chefs who can claim to have worked at a Michelin-star restaurant, let alone two of them. Brisbane native Dan Arnold is one such chef, having worked under Marc Meneau for a year at the three-Michelin-star L’Espérance before moving on to a second-ranked venue, the two-Michelin-star Serge Vieira for the next six years.