Fortitude Valley’s diverse dining scene scored a fiery new entrant in late-2021. Evita, located within the heritage-listed McDonald’s Bakery building on St. Paul’s Terrace specialises in scintillating Argentinian-inspired fare, with the bakery’s original oven restored and employed to carefully cook an assortment of woodfired morsels. The venue’s ground floor is home to a 128-seat restaurant, bar and lounge, which boasts a minimally chic black-and-white colour scheme contoured by textural and colourful pops courtesy of cast-iron elements (to match the cogs and fixtures of the oven), reclaimed railway sleepers and deep-blue tiles imported from Argentina. Come January, Evita will also unveil its top floor private-dining space, which will draw influence from the moody bar culture of Buenos Aires. Steaks are a core fixture of Evita’s menu, with hunks of premium black Angus beef lovingly cooked over wood, oak and ash via solid-fuel grill. The rest of the menu features small plates (think ceviches, oysters, olives and an assortment of sides) and a sizeable selection of vegan- and vegetarian-friendly options. Evita also offers drops from a 250-strong wine list and a curated selection of crafted cocktails, with pisco a specialty.


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