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A 340-Room Hotel, a Reimagined Fat Noodle and a Vibrant Cocktail Bar: Queen's Wharf Will Boast Them All

The Star Brisbane's part of the new CBD precinct will also include the city's largest hotel ballroom, three pools for guests and a huge sports bar.
By Sarah Ward
August 08, 2023
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By Sarah Ward
August 08, 2023
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UPDATE, February 22, 2024: The Queen's Wharf precinct is now due to start opening from August 2024.

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When Queen's Wharf starts welcoming in Brisbanites in April 2024 after almost a decade of talk, development and construction, it will drastically reshape the north-bank patch of the CBD. That's always been the plan. Creating a new $3.6-billion, 12-hectare space means going big. Indeed, even in The Star Brisbane's part of the precinct, everything from a new five-star 340-room hotel to 12,000 square metres of outdoor leisure space awaits.

A reimagined Fat Noodle, taking Luke Nguyen's southeast Asian cuisine to new digs; the city's largest hotel ballroom; a Brisbane version of the chain's signature cocktail bar; three pools for guests; a massive sports bar: they're all also on the way as well. And, as previously announced, so is the towering Sky Deck which'll soar 100 metres above the city, complete with a restaurant, bar and glass-floor viewing platform — plus 360-degree views peering as far as Moreton Bay.

While Sky Deck has understandably earned plenty of Queen's Wharf's attention of late, The Star Brisbane is now filling in the details about its hotel and other venues. If you're looking for a new staycation spot, you'll be headed to a pair of arc-shaped buildings by the river. Among their features: stunning vistas, obviously; four penthouse suites with oversized freestanding bathtubs; and access to that trio of spots to take a dip via the Leisure Deck, which will spread across the equivalent of two football fields.

If grabbing a bite or drink without checking in piques your interest, Fat Noodle will relocate from The Treasury into The Star Brisbane, but still serve up the dishes that Nguyen's eatery has become known for.

It'll also have ample company, with Queen's Wharf set to feature 50 new food and beverage venues — Cherry, a Brisbane version of The Star's Sydney and Gold Coast cocktail bars, also among them, and boasting its own 360-degree setup.

Sports fans can enjoy the 732-square-metre watering hole filled with massive LED screens and booming with stadium-like surround sound. For VIPs, it'll include three booths that are big enough to seat a whole sports team.

And, for bites in general, the new Food Quarter will be about fast but fresh meals service via a one-stop cafe — and serve up everything from casual lunches to late-night snacks.

As for that massive ballroom, it'll be able to fit in 2000 guests, and falls within The Star Brisbane's new Event Centre.

Also, get ready for more where all of the above came from — there are other Queen's Wharf hotels in the works, four in total. A casino, approximately 1500 apartments, a swathe of retailers in a huge new shopping precinct, repurposed heritage buildings, the Neville Bonner Bridge and Brissie's first riverside bikeway cafe: they're all set to feature as well.

Queen's Wharf is slated to start opening in the Brisbane CBD from April 2024. We'll update you when a specific date is announced — and you can find out further details in the interim via the development's website.

Renders: concept images for The Star Brisbane.

Published on August 08, 2023 by Sarah Ward
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