Spring is essentially just three months of getting emotionally prepared for summer, and this November Brisbane will welcome some sterling additions to refresh our summer agenda. Expect a luxury food retail emporium, a local roaster going real, and a multi-dimensional dining/accommodation precinct all landing in Brisbane this November.
Add ‘em to the list, here are the best new places opening in Brisbane this November.
Mark November 16 in your iCal, COS is finally opening its first QLD inside the Wintergarden next week. The famous London-made high street label has dallied in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth already, but now, it's our turn. Get down to the store from 10am for your first look (and dibs) on their SS18 releases.
Construction has been chugging along at 111 Mary Street, and they’re closing in on finally unveiling the brand-new Westin Brisbane. The 5-star hotel will feature a Grand Ballroom and function space, heated pool with swim up bar, and Heavenly Spa where you can indulge your inner Antoinette with a pamper session. As for dining, the Westin’s resident a la carte, Eden’s Table, will showcase locally sourced produce in abundance, while the Charles is the aviation-inspired jazz bar that covers everything from your morning skim cap to your evening nightcap.
Howard Smith Wharves
Howard Smith Wharves
This recently development brings architectural splendour, first rate accommodation, and some of Brisbane’s finest eateries to one central, riverfront location. First up is the hotel at Howard Smith Wharves, providing luxury accommodation in five glittering stars. Next is Greca, a Greek restaurant brought to us by the same forces behind The Apollo in Sydney. Finally there’s Felons Brewing Co., a microbrewery tucked in under the bridge with a menu of homestyle nosh and an unbeatable view of the river. This locale has event capacity so expect some big things coming to HSW in the coming months.
Following the closure of this chapter of Italian Food Restaurant, owners and brains behind Brisbane’s Happy Boy and Greenglass are hard at it cooking up something new in Snack Man. Moving into the space next to Happy Boy, Snack Man is a 20-strong smorgasbord of all the tastiest bites in China, with stuff like buns and dumplings slated for the menu, and the perfect place to have a drink and a snack pre-dinner at Happy Boy.
These local roasters have been delivering roasts via their retail and wholesale website for a few months already, and now Salt Coffee they’re gearing up to go tangible with a store and café set to open in Newstead this November. Details are hushed at the moment, but in the meantime, we recommend developing a taste for their Julie blend, hallmarked by rich caramel and dark chocolate notes.
Pledging to be open from dawn to dusk, Mercado is an undercover food market centralising seafood, meats, cheeses, breads, pastries, chocolate, fresh fruit and veg, and all the pantry pleasures you could feasibly want. Their mission is to create the ultimate destination in food shopping, injecting some much-missed luxe and excitement into the weekly shop and showing off what the best and freshest local ingredients can do. To that end, Mercado is topping off their operation with The Duck Room. Inspired by cuisine in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan, this new restaurant will showcase the highest quality duck, and the wonders of the Mercado marketplace.
King Tiki Bar
About to up the social ante down California Lane is King Tiki, your soon-to-be summer watering hole. We're fairly fond of tiki bars in Brisbane and King Tiki isn't about to let us down; think (very) late nights clutching a tiki-themed cocktail, banging beats and head-to-to wiker/bamboo/mural everything. It's wild, it's whacky and exactly what we need this summer.
Image credit: provided COS; The Westin