Taking over the space where Pony Dining used to reside, Naga Thai comes to us from Andrew Baturo and partner Jaimee Baturo, who you might recognise from one of their other legendary Brisbane venues, Libertine—so you know it's got to be good. The new restaurant’s design has been crafted by none other than iconic Brisbane designer Anna Spiro, who has created a 60s and 70s inspired interior. The whole space smacks of fun and frivolity—it's the kind of spot you want to hang out in with your crew all night long.
Heading up the kitchen is Head Chef Suwisa Phoonsang, ex-Libertine, who's paying homage to Bangkok and the northern village of her upbringing in Thailand with a seafood-heavy menu that's far more playful than your standard Thai menu. Here you can start with the likes of massaman beef milk buns, flower dim sims and spicy pork and jasmine rice balls, then move on to hearty mains like fish dumpling green curry, chilli pork belly stir fry, marinated pork loin drunken noodles with a dash of Thai whiskey and blue swimmer crab fried rice.
Do we even need to mention that there's also a smashable list of cocktails, like the #dontbekoi, a blend of strawberries and cream tea-infused gin,Crème de Fraise Des Bois, lemon, rhubarb bitters and strawberry coconut mousse, as well as boozy iced teas, wines, beers, seltzers and anything else you could possible want to drink?
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Image credit: Darcy Starr