Top choice Thai

in Fortitude Valley

Blink and you'll miss the alley leading to this dim, kicking hotspot. The menu is designed for sharing, with a repertoire of Thai-inspired dishes that include a must-try soft-shell-crab bao (steamed bun) with Asian slaw and one of the best papaya salads in town. Reservations are only accepted for 5.30pm, 6pm and 6.30pm sittings, after which it's walk-ins only.

Tip: Tuesday and Sunday are the easiest nights to score a table.