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5 September 2019

The Local Tongue

Exceptional Cooking, Spectacular Value

A more unusual restaurant that really blew me away recently is Restaurant Dan Arnold. It’s high-quality, amazing French-influenced cooking using local ingredients.


1st September 2019

Discover Brisbane

Discover Brisbane's must-try dinner date venues to spark some romance

Truly a gem, with exceptional service, and a culinary journey for the senses; Restaurant Dan Arnold is a world class Restaurant that Brisbane should be proud of.


30 August 2019

Gourmet Traveller

Brisbane's best restaurants right now

Brisbane boasts a clutch of great French eateries, but none are quite like Restaurant Dan Arnold. There's no steak frites or Édith Piaf. Rather, Arnold applies French techniques to local ingredients, capturing a precise style of fine dining that was meant to be long gone by now.

Fine dining is alive, and better value than ever apparently.


13 August 2019

Courier Mail

Sweetness and Light

Light French food - It may seem like an oxymoron to many Australians, but this paradox is just what you’ll find at Restaurant Dan Arnold in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley.

After years of working at Michelin-starred restaurants in France, Brissie boy Arnold returned home last year to open his own fine diner.

by Anooska Tucker-Evan


5 July 2019

Hey Gents

For something special, spend an evening dining at Restaurant Dan Arnold. After seven years spent working in Michelin-starred restaurants throughout France, the Brisbane-born chef has returned home to open his first signature restaurant. Focused on celebrating Australian flavours and techniques while respecting the traditions he learnt in France, Dan’s dishes are as much a feast for the eyes as the taste buds.

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12 June 2019

Discover Brisbane

Up Close with Dan Arnold

When people usually ask us where's the next place they should dine at in Brisbane, our response is nearly always Restaurant Dan Arnold. Headed up by local lad Dan who spent years in France in Michelin starred restaurants; a visit at Restaurant Dan Arnold is a true feast for the senses, and surely impresses. Here, Dan Arnold shares his journey.

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1st June 2019

Qantas Magazine

Restaurant Dan Arnold

Brisbane-born chef Dan Arnold trained in Michelin-starred restaurants in France so it comes as no great surprise that set menus are the raison d’être at his first eponymous foray.

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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.