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Coming Soon: Former Eagle Street Pier Steakhouse Fatcow Will Reopen on James Street in 2024

After closing in the CBD in July 2022 due to the Eagle Street precinct being torn down, this steak-slinging favourite has finally locked in new digs.
By Sarah Ward
November 29, 2023
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By Sarah Ward
November 29, 2023
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Spotting the gap in Brisbane's CBD where Eagle Street Pier used to be still comes as a shock, with the riverside locale getting torn down to make way for a new $2.1-billion waterfront precinct. It isn't just the space that Brisbanites might be missing, however, but the eateries and bars that called it home. Thankfully, if it's Fatcow's steaks that you're hankering for, the restaurant has just announced some great news.

One of the many hospitality venues in restaurateur Michael Tassis' portfolio — see also: fellow steak-focused joint Rich & Rare, plus Yamas Greek + Drink, Massimo, Opa Bar + Mezze and Fosh — Fatcow is making the move from one famous Brissie street to another. It's goodbye Eagle Street, where it shut up shop in July 2022, and hello James Street from autumn 2024.

When Fatcow initially opened in December 2020, it did so in Cha Cha Char's former digs. When it reopens in Fortitude Valley, it'll nestle into the spot that Space Furniture and David Jones have previously called home, with the site getting a revamp as a hospitality establishment.

The restaurant will sport a new name to go with its new location, too, so you'll be heading to Fatcow on James St. It's also set to level up its dining experience, including with a design led by Allo Creative and Clui Design.

"We always knew the lifespan of Fatcow Steak & Lobster on Eagle Street Pier would be short and sweet — we saw the opportunity to take over the venue until 'd-day'. But the success of the restaurant and loyalty of our patrons blew us away," said Tassis.

"Nearly 18 months after closing, we are still fielding emails and calls daily asking if, when, and where the restaurant will reopen. We are so thrilled to now be able to give them an answer —Fatcow is coming back!"

"We are seizing the opportunity to completely reinvent the venue, which we're referring to as Fatcow's 'glow up'."

Also opening in 2024 for Tassis: overwater restaurant and bar Bombora, plus landing cafe Mulga Bill's, will be part of Kangaroo Point's new green bridge.

Find Fatcow on James St at 10 James Street, Fortitude Valley sometime in autumn 2024 — we'll update you with an exact opening date when one is announced.

Published on November 29, 2023 by Sarah Ward
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