Iconic Sky Deck showpiece emerges from the clouds

Sky Deck at Queens Wharf Brisbane. | Newsreel
Sky high - Brisbane's new Sky Deck dining experience opens in 2024. | The Star - Supplied

Brisbane’s highly anticipated Sky Deck 24/7 dining and meeting venue is scheduled to open in 2024 as one of the jewels in the crown of the city’s mega Queens Wharf development.

The raised deck, perched more than 100m above the Brisbane River, will provide a 360-degree vista and focal point for the city, as well as three distinct new dining experiences.

The new restaurants are:

This restaurant has been described as “European elegance and ease meets Australian charm”. It has an open kitchen with “a seasonal menu focused around time-honoured woodfire and grill techniques”, coupled with fresh, local produce. The menu will heavily focus on seafood and dry-aged beef.

The Aloria drinks offering is described as a “cellar in the sky”, showcasing an extensive wine menu and a dedicated Martini menu “that celebrates the cocktail in its simplest and truest form to the Marguerite, Martine, Martigny, Martina, Martineau and the Bradford à la Martini”.

Babblers is an all-day dining venue that seeks to become “a bustling institution for its warm and welcoming vibe”. The menu will include “perfectly imperfect handcrafted flatbreads topped with seasonal produce, and Australian craft beer and wines”. The restaurant is named after the Babbler bird family.

Cicada Blu
Completing the set is Cicada Blue, “an open-air bar buzzing with the spirit and energy of the city”. Cicada Blu is a day-to-night destination that seeks to capitalise on its views over the city and the changing sky as a backdrop to catch-ups and entertainment.

It promises “exotic elixirs and bold botanical infusions – perfect for pre-dinner aperitifs, post-dinner rendezvous or to simply toast the high life”.

The Star Brisbane General Manager Food & Beverage, Dustin Osuch, said the dining offering at Sky Deck was designed to establish the venue as one of the city’s top tourist attractions.

“We have gone above and beyond to consider every detail of each venue and how the trio seamlessly integrate to serve up unforgettable moments in the sky,” he said.

“Aloria is destination dining redefined; Babblers brings a sense of familiarity through its warmth and charm; and Cicada Blu is the magnetic centre that brings the three together.”

Star Brisbane Sky Deck was designed by QUT Alumni and specialist hospitality design director Paul Kelly.

For more information, visit thestarbrisbane.com.au