Back 31 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 by Gambaro to its growing list of restaurants and bars at the multi-billion-dollar Queen’s Wharf Brisbane entertainment precinct.

With indoor-outdoor seating for 240 diners, Black Hide by Gambaro 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.

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 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 Chef Luke 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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