Get Ready as The Elephant Hotel Reverts to The Prince Consort with 8 Dining Venues

The Elephant Hotel, a 132-year-old heritage-listed site in Fortitude Valley, is changing back to its original name as The Prince Consort. Under the new management of the owners of Tilley & Wills Hotels, this old site is also getting a massive makeover.

New spaces for drinking and dining, apart from the hotel’s own kitchen, will soon make up the refurbished site as The Prince Consort enlivens Wickham Street with some “friends.” 

Once completed before the end of October, the bar and dining spot will feature 400 Rabbits Tequila & Taco Cantina, The Garden Bar (open-air oasis with stadium screen) and Parlour Bar (with state-of-the-art TAB facilities) on the ground floor.  

These venues will carry 89 beer taps ranging from international and Aussie brands, contemporary and modern brews, and a creative cocktail selection that packs the punch. 

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An ornate staircase to the second floor will lead to the La La Land luxe supper nightclub, whilst the antler-suspended hallway will direct visitors to The Bowie Rooms — inspired by icon David Bowie — for functions and events.

These event spaces are prepared to deal with COVID-19 restrictions using 2020 technology to a century-old hotel. For instance, La La Land has a livestream facility, where it may beam the parties to other parts of the world.

The third level will have The Yorke Suite, a music district rental space for Brisbane creatives. The hotel will also have its Naughty Corner — you’ll need to visit to find out what it has to offer!

Head Chef Jack Powlay will debut the new menus when the gastro-pub site opens and he’ll take charge of at least three kitchens — the main hotel, 400 Rabbits and La La Land.

Whilst The Prince Consort spruces up, the music bar, Greaser, will keep trading and feature its popular Comedy and Karaoke Night every Thursday and live music night every Friday and Saturday. The gaming lounge, Footy Tipping, is still up and running, as well as the Valley Wine Shop. 

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“We are delighted to announce that we’ll be returning as The Prince Consort! That’s right, our stunning 132-year-old heritage-listed site will be reclaiming its original name in all its former glory,” the hotel management posted on Facebook. “We’ll be taking a little downtime to spruce up the old gal, and returning as an entertainment destination with something for everyone including live music, DJs, pub trivia and everything in-between.”

“Now, a new era beckons under the ownership of Tilley & Wills, and we are so excited to see the next chapter for this beautiful hotel!”