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What's new in Brisbane in 2021?

Thursday January 21, 2021 ● By Emily Russ // Place Estate Agents


It can be hard to keep up with all the new openings in Brisbane. From restaurants, hubs, developments and bars, there's something new to enjoy almost every week! 

2021 has arrived and with it, a multitude of sensational new offerings across Brisbane city and beyond. Ready to get out and explore the city? Add these new openings to your diary… 


Cielo Rooftop Bar 

Fortitude Valley is no stranger to a rooftop bar, but we’ll happily accept another drinks-with-a-view option! Looking out to Brisbane’s iconic skyline from the top of the heritage-listed Foresters’ Hall, the recently opened Cielo Rooftop is straight out of Positano.    

Part of the new FV Peppers precinct, the Italian-inspired oasis is the latest venture from the geniuses at Salts Meats Cheese and Sydney’s Maybe Sammy. Needless to say, it’s a new go-to for delicious share plates, refreshing cocktails and picture-perfect sunsets.  


West Village’s latest retail spaces 

One of Brisbane’s most impressive new precincts, West Village in the heart of West End is set to open its new retail spaces this year. Well, there goes the budget.   

Expect 35 food and specialty retailers and a full-line Woolworths, as well as another publicly accessible park. Joining the precinct’s popular ‘Common’ outdoor area, ‘Mollison Green’ will provide another beautiful setting for relaxing and soaking up the sunshine. History buffs will also love the soon-to-be-completed revamp of West Village’s Peters Lane, which will fill the original Peters ice-cream factory with new attractions. 


Hazelwood Estate 

Okay, so it’s not technically in Brisbane, but this extraordinary spot will be worth the 80-minute road trip.  

Situated in scenic Beechmont, the delightfully luxurious Hazelwood Estate will open its stately gates later this year. A 75-acre working polo and wagyu farm neighbouring the World Heritage-listed Lamington National Park, this magnificent hideaway will invite guests to enjoy its sophisticated homestead and lavish guest houses. There will also be horse riding, farm tours, bushwalks, hang gliding, paragliding, yoga retreats and workshops available. Want more? The estate’s Wagyu Cellar Door will offer unbelievable paddock-to-plate dining experiences.  


Southside Restaurant

Brought to you by the minds behind Rick Shores, Southside is the newest addition to South Brisbane's Fish Lane. Spread over a three storey space, the restaurant serves east Asian cuisine alongside wines from the great regions of the world. 


Lune Croissanterie Brisbane 

Famed for their almost-too-pretty-to-eat pastries, Melbourne’s Lune Croissanterie will open its first Brisbane store in 2021. We simply cannot wait.  

Calling South Brisbane’s Fish Lane home later this yearthe cult favourite is expected to serve up much of the same butter-based creations and innovative treats that foodies fell in love with in Victoria’s capital. Also, the New York Times said Lune provided ‘Australia’s best croissants’ in 2016, just saying. 


The refreshed Valley Metro 

Currently in the process of receiving one seriously major makeover, Fortitude Valley’s Valley Metro is on track to unveil its new look in the next 12 months.  

A hub for Fortitude Valley station commuters, the revived precinct will also host a variety of refurbished convenience and specialty stores. You will also find a slew of new dining options, including Jackpot Dining and Guzman Y Gomez. Traditionalists, don’t stress – your favourite late-night KFC venue will still be there.  


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