Have you heard that the city of Brisbane has created a new street! It’s a rare thing to happen in a well-established metropolis, yet Fortitude Valley’s King Street has very much happened. This fabulous and much anticipated development has squeezed it’s self in between Brisbane Showgrounds and the entertainment precinct, connecting St Pauls Terrace and Gregory Terrace and looks as if it has always meant to be there.
The transformation of this sleepy hollow has provided an exciting new stretch of great places to eat, shop, explore and live. King Street has maintained its strong connections and affiliations with the Royal National Agricultural and Industrial Association at Brisbane Showgrounds. To reflect the former use of the grounds King Street has made paddock-to-plate a distinct theme with planter boxes filled with herbs and vegetables giving a charming and colourful touch to the street.
Former Wallaby George Gregan and The Gregan Group have jumped right on board with the new venture opening The George Bar and Bistro and coffee dispensary GG Espresso following the success of sister venues by the same name’s on Eagle Street Brisbane and a host of venues in Sydney. Patrons will be delighted with the relaxed vibe at the King Street venues with comfortable and casual al fresco dining yet maintaining The George’s high quality service you love.
The Bistro offers a modern Australian menu including breakfast, lunch and takeaways, bar snacks and a full dinner menu. Hit GG Espresso for your early morning coffee and the bar for lunch or after work drinks.
Fat Dumpling is another irresistible food venue now at King Street, featuring a spacious indoor and outdoor seating area and offering fat, juicing and very tasty poached, steamed and pan fried dumplings. The expanded menu also has other small plates, mains and desserts to feast your eyes on and fill your belly.
The Royal International Convention Centre is part of the King Street development providing Brisbane’s newest convention centre to compliment the entertainment precinct’s range of venues, for upcoming events see Whats On.
King Street offers lots of green space to play and relax and the retail spaces will soon to be coming alive with flashy new shop fronts and interiors filled with products to delight the senses. Head on down to King Street, the showgrounds have been a place for people to gather since the 1800’s and will continue to thrive as innovative retailers and hospitality hot spots continue to pop up and put down roots.
For an all new Brisbane experience, head to King Street and delight in the marvel that has been created.
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