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Back 15 May '24

The Star Brisbane Welcomes Gambaro Group

The Gambaro Group has announced it is serving up a new-look signature dining venue at The Star Brisbane, welcoming Black Hide Steak & Seafood by Gambaro to its growing list of restaurants and bars at the multi-billion-dollar Queen’s Wharf Brisbane tourism precinct.

With indoor-outdoor seating for 240 diners, Black Hide Steak & Seafood will be the largest restaurant on The Terrace – the same level as the Neville Bonner Bridge Pedestrian Bridge resort landing, with views across the Brisbane River. This follows the recent unveiling of Mediterranean restaurant Pipi’s and the more casual Awaken Café on the southern Gold Coast adding to the Gambaro Group’s portfolio of South-East Queensland dining institutions, including the iconic Gambaro Seafood Restaurant on Caxton Street.

The Gambaro Group Director John Gambaro said he is thrilled to be establishing a fresh look dining presence at The Star Brisbane, while paying homage to familiar favourites.

“One of the most exciting aspects of our new venue is that we’re bringing along the exceptional team from our existing venue Treasury Brisbane, ensuring a continuing level of guest service excellence.”

“We’re also proud to continue the tradition of our beloved Black Hide VIP knife program, which has long been a hallmark of the unique VIP experience at Black Hide and an integral part of the Gambaro culture.”

“We will be expanding our team, our trading times and our menu to reflect the scale and calibre of our newest location within The Star Brisbane entertainment hub,” Mr Gambaro said.

“We have made significant enhancements to our menu with the addition of a variety of delicious seafood dishes, featuring fresh Queensland catches to perfectly complement our renowned steak offerings, as well introducing a stylish cocktail lounge bar, where guests can indulge in small plates from our menu while enjoying panoramic views of the river.”

“At the heart of our restaurant will be an open kitchen, inviting guests to witness firsthand the meticulous preparation and cooking of our dishes.”

“Our innovative cooking systems, include wood-fired charcoal burners, which will infuse each dish with delightful flavour and our time-tested Montague Broiler, which we have been using at our other Black Hide venues for 10 years.”

“The Star Brisbane and Queen’s Wharf precinct promises to be a top-tier offering, seamlessly blending entertainment, culinary delights, and fashion and we are confident it will emerge as the ultimate destination in Brisbane.”

The Star Brisbane Chief Operating Officer Hospitality Kelvin Dodt said he was delighted to continue the successful six-year relationship with the Gambaro Group.

“Black Hide is not only a destinational dining experience for locals and visitors to Brisbane, but John and his exceptional team have become part of our culinary family.”

“The Star is committed to supporting local suppliers and presenting the best of Queensland and that includes the high-class calibre of restauranteurs such as The Gambaro Group, that will soon call The Star Brisbane home.”

“Our city is building a well-deserved reputation as a world class city and we are proud to be reenergising a previously underutilised riverside precinct through dining, entertainment, art and unique experiences for everyone to enjoy.”

Black Hide Steak & Seafood by Gambaro is a further glimpse of the dozens of unique experiences that will make up The Star Brisbane when it commences a multi-staged opening from August 2024, including Sokyo Brisbane, Celebrity ChefLuke Nguyen’s dynamic Asian street food favourite (Fat Noodle), authentic Italian fit for a queen (Cucina Regina, also located on The Terrace), Sky Deck’s Aloria, Babblers and Cicada Blu, live entertainment venue LiveWire and a sprawling Sports Bar.

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  • Crowned Australia’s Best Steak Restaurant, Restaurant of the Year, and Queensland’s Best Steak Restaurant,Black Hide is renowned for its world-class Australian Wagyu and Angus steak cuts, wonderful service and premiumwine selection.
  • Treasury Brisbane’s existing Black Hide by Gambaro was the group’s first restaurant beyond Caxton Street as partof a landmark partnership with The Star in 2018, paving the way for the group’s expansion into the Gold Coast.
  • Black Hide by Gambaro will remain open at Treasury Brisbane until its transition to The Star Brisbane.
  • Bookings for the new Black Hide Steak & Seafood by Gambaro venue are expected to launch closer to The Star’s staged opening from August 2024.

The Star Brisbane

Positioned at the heart of the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane precinct, The Star Brisbane will deliver four future world-class hotels, a myriad of new restaurants, bars and entertainment experiences, luxury retail, and a thrilling new era in events to Brisbane’s CBD. Not to mention The Star Brisbane’s striking showpiece Sky Deck, a 250m rooftop runway of restaurants and bars floating 100m above the Brisbane River and the resort’s Leisure Deck, a 12,000sqm open-air oasis which delivers two football fields of public space. From a selection of Brisbane’s grandest hotels to delectable dining, spectacular sky-high views and unique experiences for locals and tourists alike, The Star Brisbane promises to celebrate the best of our river city.

Queen’s Wharf Brisbane

Set to commence a staged opening from August 2024, the $3.6 billion Queen’s Wharf Brisbane development blends stunning contemporary architecture with thoughtfully restored heritage buildings and beautifully curated landscaped riverside parklands across more than 12 hectares on Brisbane’s river edge. It is expected to attract an estimated 1.4 million additional visitors each year once open and will provide a pedestrian link between two of Brisbane’s largest cultural and lifestyle precincts, linking South Bank to The Star Brisbane and Queen’s Wharf via the Neville Bonner Bridge.

Queen’s Wharf Brisbane is being delivered by Destination Brisbane Consortium – a joint venture led by The Star Entertainment Group alongside its Hong Kong-based partners, Chow Tai Fook Enterprises and Far East Consortium.