Revamped and Ready: Riverland Receives $3.5 Million Makeover

Riverland has reopened on Eagle Street in Brisbane, after undergoing a $3.5 million transformation to offer an enhanced drinking and dining experience.

Riverland’s revamp includes a remarkable 800-sqm deck extension, which has become its most impressive feature. The riverfront venue now offers a sprawling three-tiered deck, capable of accommodating up to 1,000 guests. 

The venue’s transformation shines with its impressive 800-square-metre deck extension, the centrepiece of the makeover. This riverfront haven now showcases a three-tiered deck, catering to a capacity of up to 1,000 guests. 

The top-tier sky deck treats visitors to breathtaking views of the renowned Story Bridge, complete with a brand-new container bar. On the promenade deck, guests can enjoy live music performances on a dedicated stage and catch sporting events on a large screen.

Revamped and Ready: Riverland Elevates Drinking and Dining Experience With Its $3.5 Million Makeover
Photo Credit: Facebook | Riverland Brisbane

The revitalised Riverland also introduces two new kitchen concepts. The Queenslander offers pub favourites including chicken wings in pineapple rum barbecue glaze, Mooloolaba prawn san choy bow, and cure tin can bay cuttlefish. 

Revamped and Ready: Riverland Elevates Drinking and Dining Experience With Its $3.5 Million Makeover
Photo Credit: Facebook | Riverland Brisbane

Check out The Traveller which takes inspiration from international street food, featuring Mexican delights like fried tortillas with guacamole, tomato salsa, and sour cream; cured red emperor tostadas with avocado, chilli jam and sesame; and roasted tortilla soup made with poached chicken, avocado, sour cream and crunch tortilla.

 Revamped and Ready: Riverland Elevates Drinking and Dining Experience With Its $3.5 Million Makeover
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The beverage menu has also been updated, bringing fresh and innovative alternatives that will please visitors. Think Burst My Bubble, a specialty cocktail, and hot watermelon margaritas.

There is something for everyone with an extended menu of cocktails heavy on spirits, 16 beers and ciders on tap, and a carefully chosen wine list.

With its extended deck areas and many menu options, the riverfront venue is the ideal location for all kinds of events. Riverland has the ideal function space to meet your demands, from small gatherings to a complete venue lease for up to 1,000 guests, whether it’s a corporate meeting or a social event.

Head to Riverland at 167 Eagle Street and experience the new waterfront oasis that awaits you. 

Published 24-May-2023 

Babylon Gardens: Eagle Street’s Newest Riverfront Spot

Babylon Gardens, a two-level waterfront bar, has opened on Eagle Street. The new venue offers Middle Eastern and Eastern Mediterranean fare and cocktails on two tiers of outdoor terraces that pair perfectly with its indoor venue, Babylon Brisbane.

The 645-sqm Hogg and Lamb-designed outdoor space accommodates about 500 customers in a space where they can enjoy scrumptious eats whilst sipping a refreshing beverage amid a backdrop of greenery and stunning river views.

The venue features pale brick walls, white timber furniture, green marble table tops, leather banquettes and a 10-metre brass bar with the rest of the space dotted with trees and plants.

Babylon Garden’s two tiers of terraces perfectly complements Babylon Brisbane’s indoor setup where 120 people can enjoy a sitdown meal with a magnificent river view.

Babylon Gardens: Eagle Street's  Newest Riverfront Spot
Photo credit:  Facebook / Babylon Gardens

Babylon Gardens is perfect to unwind after a long day. Enjoy a sip of their signature cocktails whilst admiring the views and feeling the soothing breeze enveloping the space. Cocktail options include Seramis Throne which is an exquisite mix of Tanqueray Sevilla, Mastic Tears, apricot, lemon, falernum and orange blossom); Rosey Lokum with Vanilla vodka, Bombay Citron Presse, rose, lemon and egg white; and Devine Levanthyme, a refreshing concoction of Limoncello, lemon gin, thyme, sugar and egg white.

You may also try their Babylon Twist options: Raki Sour (Lion’s Milk) a mix of lemon, honey, egg white and finger fennel; Babylon Margarita with Ilegal Joven Mezcal, agave, chilli green capsicum, coriander root, lime and Aleppo salt; and Turkish Espresso Martini mix of Turkish coffee and cardamon infused Metaxa 7, chocolate liqueur, orgeat and cold brew.

To complement your drink are savoury snacks dished out by Babylon Brisbane’s Head Chef Ferdinand Sariin and Babylon Sydney’s Head Chef Robert Taylor. Options include Spicy chicken wings with baharat spice, harissa and labneh; Lamb Kofte with iskender sauce and herb yoghurt; and Kadinbudu -spiced beef with kashar cheese and rice balls, and muhammara.

Gozleme is an ideal street snack in Turkey. Options are potato, lamb or spinach and feta dishes
Gozleme is an ideal street snack in Turkey. Options are potato, lamb or spinach and feta dishes | Photo credit:  Facebook / Babylon Gardens

Meanwhile, Bread options include Lamb gozleme with garlic labneh, iskender sauce and parsley and Beef rump shawarma with pickled chilli, sumac onions, iskender sauce, haloumi, toum and tomato.

Babylon Gardens is located at 145 Eagle Street. You can find the entrance next to 167 Eagle Street Secure Car Park.

For more information and updates, check out their website here.

Published 7 March 2023

Celebrate Spring at Riverbar and Kitchen’s ‘Bramble in Bloom’ Gin Garden

Take pleasure in the beauty of springtime and catch up with good friends, whilst enjoying bramble-inspired food and drinks, at the Bramble in Bloom gin garden. This pop-up at Riverbar and Kitchen on Eagle Street will only be around until 29 Nov 2020.

Bramble in Bloom is a collaboration between Riverbar and Kitchen and Bombay Sapphire‘s newest drink, Bombay Bramble, a 100% natural fruit infusion of blackberry, raspberry and gin.

Photo Credit: Bombay Sapphire/Facebook

Partake in a special seasonal menu featuring savory snacks like beef skewers marinated in herb seasoning, beetroot-cured salmon with cream cheese and blackberries, and buffalo curd paired with soft and warm flatbread. These bites will go well with exceptionally concocted Bombay Bramble cocktails. 

Photo Credit: Riverbar and Kitchen/Instagram

Photo Credit: Riverbar and Kitchen

Bookings aren’t necessary at Bramble in Bloom but you can secure seats in advance to avoid disappointment. 

Enjoy the sunshine and the riverside breeze with the best view of the city. For a glorious nightcap, Riverbar and Kitchen is also open until midnight every Friday and Saturday.