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Spectacular New Openings Across Brisbane in 2024

Friday January 12, 2024 ● By Emily Russ // Place Estate Agents

Capturing the attention of both domestic and international visitors, Brisbane is delivering big this year on high-end accommodation venues, enticing dining options and grand infrastructure projects. Curious what 2024 brings? Read on to discover all the exceptional openings to look forward to…


Mr Duncan

Fortitude Valley’s vibrant dining scene is set to become all the more exciting in 2024 when new culinary destination Mr Duncan opens in the iconic Chinatown Mall. Brought to the public by the team behind renowned café Halo Ground, the venue will include five individually-operated kitchens that will each serve up their own distinct cuisine. What does that mean for diners? You can easily meet up with friends, choose dishes from an array of different eateries and enjoy them together in the 300-seat restaurant and bar.

Also opening in the Chinatown precinct this year, Ballers Clubhouse promises to be the ultimate playground for grown-ups. With two venues in Melbourne, the group is known for its neon-lit spaces, karaoke ball pits, shuffle board gaming facilities and signature cocktails. Game on!


Naldham House

A beautiful icon standing amongst towering skyscrapers in the city’s skyline, Naldham House will be reimagined this year to become a sophisticated new dining and entertainment venue. Built in 1864 and previously serving as the Brisbane Polo Club, the historic building just metres from Eagle Street Pier will be the place to celebrate special occasions or a hard-earned knock-off drink in 2024.

Recently acquiring the site, Dexus Property Group will be teaming up with acclaimed hospitality crew DAP & Co. (Walter’s Steakhouse, The Gresham and Popolo Italian Kitchen & Bar) to offer a ground-level restaurant, an expansive al fresco dining area, a basement bar and upper-level function spaces. We can’t wait to see it all…


Kangaroo Point Green Bridge

Exploring Brisbane City’s riverfront is about to become more accessible and thrilling, following the completion of the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge (expected to be this year). Spanning across the Brisbane River from the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens to Kangaroo Point, the new landmark will be open exclusively to pedestrians and bicycles. Prepare to lace up your walking shoes and take in breathtaking views of the CBD in a peaceful environment, sans noisy cars and traffic.

Perhaps one of the bridge’s most exhilarating features will be its incredible over-water dining options. Backed by its list of popular existing venues (Opa Bar + Mezze, Yamas Greek + Drink and Massimo Italian Restaurant and Bar), Tassis will open elegant restaurant Bombora and casual eatery Mulga Bill’s. Brisbanites, expect a new spot for sampling delicious fare, toasting the sunset and admiring the stunning vista.


Mt Coot-tha transformation

Another postcard-perfect location cherished by locals and visitors alike, Mt Coot-tha’s The Summit Restaurant will be elevating its offerings this year. Gin-lovers, watch this space.

Secured by Mantle Group Hospitality, the venue will soon welcome a dual-level pavilion where the existing café currently stands. On its ground level will be a dining space and a gin distillery, while a rooftop garden showcasing a viewing platform and First Nations’ ingredients will be upstairs. The heritage-listed restaurant will remain and receive a new al fresco deck – sunset cocktails, anyone?


The Star Brisbane

A major project for Brisbane, the multi-billion-dollar Queens Wharf precinct will make its mark this year when it throws open the doors to its new The Star Brisbane. Expected to take bookings from August, the premium accommodation offering will boast four luxury hotels right in the city’s heart.

Also comprised of a state-of-the-art event centre and a collection of sensational rooftop dining venues, The Star will include Australia’s only ultra-luxury Rosewood hotel. Guests can also choose to stay at The Star’s own five-star hotel (The Star Grand) and a 4.5-star Dorsett hotel. Additionally, a 12,000sqm open-air leisure deck positioned 37 metres above street level will invite guests and the public to enjoy a sprawling picnic-ready lawn and resort-style amenities. Oh yes, Brisbane has well and truly grown up…


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