The Stokehouse Brisbane

An iconic food lovers’ destination has arrived in Brisbane, planting itself in the relaxed confines of the Parklands, South Bank

13 Jan 2012

Though Melbourne’s Stokehouse restaurant is best known for its uninterrupted views of St. Kilda beach, Brisbane food lovers will find plenty to admire at Stokehouse Brisbane thanks to the slick interior created by award-winning firm Arkhefield and extensive rivers views.

Arkhefield’s Principal Andrew Gutteridge says the building’s interior is designed to capture the quintessential easiness of a Queenslander, with a breezy open-air layout and  wide decks that capture sunshine and river views.

Stokehouse Brisbane brings the best of Melbourne’s chic waterside dining to the buzzing arts precinct with Chef Tony Kelly heading the kitchen.

Opened in November 2011, the fêted restaurant will form an integral feature of the new riverside dining precinct, located at the former Boardwalk site – adjacent to the Goodwill Bridge – overlooking the River Bend Green development and the lawn amphitheatre at South Bank.

The open-air, pavilion-style development has a prime river frontage with its own small watercraft landing point.

Principale Architect on the project Andrew Gutteridge says the building was given a contemporary edge in keeping with the newly modernised South Bank.

“The architecture is a progression of abstracted vernacular roofs – they provide shelter over the Promenade which faces northeast for the ultimate postcard view of Brisbane,” says Gutteridge.

“The architecture is a progression of abstracted vernacular roofs – they provide shelter over the Promenade which faces northeast for the ultimate postcard view of Brisbane,” he says.

South Bank Corporation, the developers of River Bend, spent months searching the nation for the best new restaurant prospects to grace the riverfront dining precinct.

“Securing Stokehouse was a huge ‘win’, for not only South Bank but for Brisbane. We approached top restaurants across Australia, in particular, the Gourmet Traveller Top 100 – which is a national benchmark for excellence – to ensure the River Bend, says South Bank Corporations General Manager, (Commercial), Shane Beecroft.

Stokehouse

Stokehouse.com.au

(+617) 3013 0333

Sidon Street, South Bank QLD

4101(Under the Goodwill Bridge)

Arkhefield

(+617) 3831 8150

Arkhefield.com.au