Restaurant Guide

Restaurant Dan Arnold: Restaurant review

Come for the tasting menu, stay for the snacks.


Whether you opt for a three- or five-course tasting – or push the carte blanche button and leave it to the chef – expect a battalion of stellar snacks to start. Each one will be an intricate display of prowess – perhaps seaweed sago crackers laden with lightly soused kingfish, or pitch-black spheres with centres of molten foie gras. RDA is the sort of place where you'll score three breads, two butters (citrus and bone marrow) and service savvy enough to nominate the tastiest combinations. For main, plump duck breast could arrive with a buttery leg-meat kromesky and a geometrically faultless round of celeriac remoulade alongside, sweet black garlic reining in its mustard punch. There's elegance too, in the flatteringly lit room; settings created with comfort as well as aesthetics in mind. The France-favouring drinks list copes adroitly with culinary fireworks, and a showstopping yuzu jelly and mandarin cream dessert in its white chocolate dome is a tour de force finish.


Restaurant Dan Arnold
10/959 Ann St, Fortitude Valley, Qld
(07) 3189 2735
Chef Dan Arnold
Price guide $$$
Bookings Recommended
Wheelchair access Yes
This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.