Urbane reopens in mid-November + Brisbane's first laneway bar

Premier Brisbane city restaurant Urbane will reopen its doors in mid-November after five months of renovations.

But there are steak knives - co-owners Andrew Buchanan and Drew Patten have taken their winning formula and announced the addition of two new venues. The Euro and The Laneway will be unveiled in just over six weeks to coincide with the re-launch of Urbane. The Euro will be a contemporary cafĂ© style restaurant located next door to Urbane that will serve a range of European inspired food and the The Laneway will be Brisbane’s first laneway bar and will be accessible off Margaret Street, opposite the Stamford Plaza.  Whoo hoo! Way to go! Finally, a bit of intimate laneway culture in Bris city.

Chef Kym Machin will head up the impressive new imported European kitchen that will service both Urbane and The Euro with the assistance of 16 chefs.

Urbane was first opened in 2001 and was recently named one of the 50 best restaurants in Australia by The Weekend Australian. It is one of only two Queensland restaurants to receive three stars from The Courier-Mail’s 2008 Food and Wine Guide while Machin himself was awarded the 2008 Young Chef of The Year.

Brisbanetimes.com.au has also recently recognised Urbane’s success, awarding it 2009 Restaurant of The Year as well as a coveted two hats and Chef of the Year in 2008.