In what's shaping up to be a booming year for long-awaited Brisbane sites finally coming to fruition, James Street's The Calile is set to open its doors in September. When it does, New Farm won't just gain a shiny new seven-storey 178-room hotel complete with a huge pool and adjacent cabanas — it'll also welcome a slate of fresh food and beverage options, including on-site eateries and a boutique dining precinct.
With The Calile complex itself, Brisbane will become home to its first Hellenika Greek restaurant, with the Gold Coast favourite finally expanding up north. Set to launch in tandem with the hotel, it'll nestle into a 600-square-metre space on the pool deck level, offering access both internally and through James Street. As well as serving up an array of huge banquets, seafood and overflowing spanakopita, among other dishes, patrons can expect a greenery-filled patio and cabana dining after hours.
Next door — well, in the area between The Calile and the existing Pottery Barn on Wandoo Street — Ada Lane will become New Farm's new bar and eatery-filled micro-precinct. Five yet-to-be-revealed establishments will fill the laneway from late 2018, with the site decked out in white brick, natural stone and plenty of greenery.
Ada Lane will lead into the hotel's street-level retail zone, which will feature 12 fashion and design outfits such as Dion Lee, Bassike, Venroy, Bec & Bridge and Dutch Love Stories.
The Calile, Hellenika and Ada Lane are set to open on James, Doggett and Wandoo streets, Fortitude Valley from September 2018. For more information, keep an eye on the hotel's website.