From Ashes to Glory: Alfred & Constance Set for Stunning Revival

Fortitude Valley’s famed Alfred & Constance bar and eatery is set to make a grand comeback, with a renowned Queensland restaurant group breathing new life into the iconic heritage-listed site. 


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After its tumultuous past, the venue is poised to reclaim its former glory under the expert guidance of Justin Lane Group.

Originally opening its doors in 2012, Alfred & Constance quickly became a Valley hotspot, drawing in crowds with its vibrant atmosphere and innovative cuisine. However, its journey was not without challenges. 

Photo credit: Dmitry Stepanov/Google Maps

In 2018, the establishment found itself in receivership and was forced to close after its then-owner, businessman Damian Griffiths, faced financial troubles with his various ventures, including Limes Hotel and Doughnut Time.

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Photo credit: Alfred & Constance/Google Maps

A brief reprieve came in 2018 when RMS Group took over the bar from receivers, but their tenure was short-lived. By February 2022, the site was vacated, and renovations began under the landlord’s guidance.

Now, the historic venue on the corner of Alfred and Constance Streets is poised for a remarkable renaissance. Justin Lane Group, the masterminds behind the beloved Justin Lane Establishment in Burleigh Heads, has acquired the site and is embarking on an ambitious overhaul.

True to its roots, Alfred & Constance will once again become a culinary destination, offering the same beloved menus that have made Justin Lane Establishment a favourite on the Gold Coast. 

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Photo credit: Alfred & Constance/Google MapsĀ 

From mouthwatering antipasti like meatballs, bruschetta, and burrata to handmade pizzas, pasta, and their famous gelato, the flavours promise to transport diners to the sun-drenched shores of Burleigh Heads.

Photo credit: Justin Lane Establishment/Instagram

The cocktail menu, which has garnered a loyal following on the Gold Coast, will also make its way to Brisbane, with favourites like the passionfruit and chili tommy’s margarita, mango and coconut caprioska, and apple and elderflower daiquiri gracing the menu.

Photo credit: Justin Lane Establishment/InstagramĀ 

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With Justin Lane Group at the helm, the once-beloved Alfred & Constance is poised to reclaim its rightful place as a premier dining and entertainment destination in Fortitude Valley, promising a revival that will captivate both longtime patrons and newcomers alike.

Follow Justin Lane on Instagram for updates on Alfred & Constance’s reopening.

Published 6-March-2024