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FOOD & DRINK

West End's West Village Will Soon Be Home to a New Dining and Retail Precinct

Its first eatery, Beirut Bazaar, will start serving Middle Eastern cuisine in late March.
By Sarah Ward
March 03, 2021
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By Sarah Ward
March 03, 2021
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Since opening in October 2018, West Village has provided West End with grassy spaces, lively festivals and multiple places to eat. But, the expanding development isn't done yet. Over the coming months, it'll add a new dining and retail precinct, starting in late March with Middle Eastern eatery Beirut Bazaar.

When it throws open its doors at a yet-to-be-confirmed date this month, Beirut Bazaar will take up residence on the ground level of the Peters Ice Cream Factory building. That's where the 75-seat restaurant will serve up its traditional-style feasts, which will feature cumin, sumac and coriander heavily — all in dishes that'll span specialty dips and breads, Lebanese mezze, savoury pastries and sweet treats.

The main attraction is the shawarma, which will be Beirut Bazaar's signature dish. Patrons can expect to tuck into a fillet of lamb, beef or chicken that has been marinated in traditional spices for 48 hours, and is then served on pita with parsley, tomato and legumes.

A vegan and vegetarian selection will also be on the menu and, drinks-wise, Beirut Bazaar's cocktail list will be curated by the bar team from Nineteen at The Star.

Featuring both indoor and outdoor seating, Beirut Bazaar will be joined in mid-May by a larger range of stores. Locals will be able to head by to go to a new Woolworths supermarket, check out Harris Farm Markets' second Brisbane location, hit the gym, and shop at specialty and lifestyle retailers. Just which other restaurants will also make the precinct home is yet to be revealed.

Beirut Bazaar opens at West Village, 97 Boundary Street, West End in late March — with the rest of West Village's new dining and retail precinct to follow from mid-May.

Published on March 03, 2021 by Sarah Ward

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