When is Aria opening in Brisbane?

Here's the latest from Matt Moran - Aria Brisbane opening Monday 17 August.

The restaurant will seat 150 people and there's a private dining room for up to 40 guests.

The menu has been designed by Matt with his sous chef of many years, Ben Russell overseeing the kitchen. Peter Sullivan, co-owner and maître d’ of ARIA Sydney will guide the front of house and service of the Brisbane restaurant with assistance from Madeline Nieuwenhuizen.

Matt says “The menu will feature some of the ARIA signature dishes including Kurobuta pork belly and Peking duck consommé but will also have a large emphasis on seasonal local produce from some of the great Queensland suppliers, as well high quality aged meat sourced from premium producers such as Blackmores and Rangers Valley.

"We are very excited about being able to open a restaurant in Australia’s fastest growing and very dynamic city. Brisbane seems to me to have a perfect balance between work and lifestyle with a great climate to match”

Brisbane Sommelier, Adi Schuetzeneder, who has worked at Gianni’s in Brisbane, will oversee the ARIA Brisbane wine list. The list will boast a range of over 400 wines showcasing many of the great Australian wine styles. The list will focus on iconic wineries such as Penfolds, Henschke, Wendouree and Torbreck. It will also carry some locally produced wines from the emerging wine district, the Granite Belt region of Queensland - good to see.

Alexander Tzannes , the architect who was responsible for the interior design of the Sydney restaurant, has designed the refurbishment of the old Pier Nine Restaurant site.

Bookings for ARIA Brisbane will be taken from Monday August 3 on 07 3233 2555

1 Eagle Street, Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane