A once obscure alleyway hidden amongst the noise of Fortitude Valley is now the entrance to Brisbane’s premier Southeast Asian dining and wining destination. LONgTIME Restaurant & Bar provides Brisbane with a food focused late night drinking house, where Thai style hospitality and flavours are celebrated well into the evening.
Collectively, the kitchen team has worked under 3 Michelin-starred chefs, cooked for both the British and Thai royal families and individually earned and maintained hats in two of Australia’s most highly regarded Thai restaurants.
After 5 years of running Yandina’s Spirit House, Ben Bertei has made the move down the Bruce Highway to head up the kitchen, bringing along his long term colleague Nathan Lastavec who began cooking with him when they were part of the start up team at Longrain Melbourne. Bringing a traditional flavour to the kitchen is young chef Sujitra Chubthaisong (May), whose mastery of specialty dishes from the Thai royal kitchens brings welcome added flavours to the team.
Alongside our chefs are our hardworking, goodlooking bar/floor team, who not only work tirelessly to make sure you’re well fed, well quenched and your wines well matched, their work for LONgTIME makes it truly the place you all know and love.
LONgTIME is open 6 nights a week, Tuesday through to Sunday with an emphasis on share plates, banquets and plenty of Thai inspired cocktails.
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Taking on the role of executive chef with infectious enthusiasm and sagacious knowledge of modern Asian cuisine has made him one of the most highly sought after chefs in Australia.
Before he graced the LONgTIME stoves, Ben was working in some of the highest intensity kitchens in Australia, from helping nurture the now famous Longrain in Melbourne, to head chef of Spirithouse on the Sunshine Coast. Now, Ben is one of our most valuable assets bringing his love of BBQ and great smile to form perfect cohesion to the LONgTIME team.
LONgTIME’s kitchen next welcomes Nathan, whose Asian persuasion was honed at Noosa’s Spirithouse, Melbourne’s Longrain and further diversified at Brisbane’s own Spanish figurehead, Ortiga. Not only has his experience in world class restaurants left him with an invaluable calm in the kitchen, his unwavering sweet tooth lends an hand to our ambrosial dessert menu, with each dish perfected by the man himself.
Your place is no place for a party. Our place is the place for a party. Our unique space at LONgTIME is the perfect spot for your next soiree. We can cater from one to one hundred and fifty guests, have a tireless kitchen team who will tailor your banquet specific to your needs, have friendly, talented bar-staff who will keep you with a cocktail in hand all night and to top it all off, a penchant for good music, good times and great people like you. So, if you’re looking for somewhere better than your parent’s basement to host your next birthday, anniversary or planetary alignment, call us on (07) 3160 3123 or email our fine team at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get to planning your perfect party night right away.
Old B. Franklin wasn’t spinning when he said that “beer is proof that god loves us, and wants us to be happy.”
So to make sure we don’t upset the founders of modern science and religion, we are in the midst of brewing our very own Horny Elephant beer, exclusive to the icy cold taps of our bar.
Not only will it taste good, it’ll make you feel good by knowing that every beer you finish will go towards helping elephant conservation and rehabilitation efforts in Southeast Asia. Now if that doesn’t make your trunk stand on end, we don’t know what will.
Our reservations team is available for phone bookings
10:00am – 5:00pm Monday – Saturday. We sometimes receive a large volume of phone enquiries, so please bear with us if your call rings out due to the line being busy.
Phone: (07) 3160 3123
Outside these times please email us to make a booking