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Top chefs unite for new restaurant at Adina Apartment Hotel Brisbane


A new restaurant and bar have opened at the 220-room Adina Apartment Hotel Brisbane, which is housed in the historic site of the former Queensland Government Savings Bank.

Donna Chang and The Boom Boom Room is led by Ghanem Group, the team behind the Blackbird Bar & Grill Brisbane, Byblos Bar & Restaurant Melbourne and Lord of the Wings.

Donna Chang brings together a line-up of industry leaders, spearheaded by executive chef Jake Nicolson (formerly of The Lakehouse in Victoria, Spain's El Bulli and The Ledbury in London), head chef Jason Margaritis (formerly Spice Temple, Melbourne) and 2014 Good Food Guide Sommelier of the Year, Penny Grant.

The 120-seat restaurant sits on the ground floor of the hotel offering three private dining rooms on a mezzanine level overlooking the lobby. Below the restaurant, in the space where the bank's vaults once were, is a bar called The Boom Boom Room. It has capacity for 250 people and private rooms inside the former vaults.    

TFE Hotels chairman Allan Vidor said the venues added sophisticated and novel dining and bar offerings to the city's rapidly growing hospitality scene.

“This will be an international talking point for visitors to Brisbane and offers a real point of difference for the local dining space,” he said. “Guests and visitors to the hotel will love the combination of history and exciting contemporary cuisine, brought to us by Australia's top chefs and sommelier.”

Nehme Ghanem said he was thrilled to expand the group's offering with these two new venues.

“Donna Chang and The Boom Boom Room offer dining and bar experiences unlike anything Brisbane has seen before, from the high end food and beverage offering, through to the extravagant exteriors, the venues will bring food to life in ways we have previously only imagined,” Ghanem said.

“Queensland's climate lends itself perfectly to the vibrant, aromatic flavours of various Chinese cuisines. Coupling traditional Chinese cooking techniques with native Australian ingredient, and a nod to Cantonese and Sichuan flavours, Donna Chang will be the new way to enjoy Chinese cuisine in Brisbane.”



Sheridan Randall, 14th September 2018