Set of the sunny banks of the Brisbane River, Mr Percival’s is the latest venue to open in the Howard Smith Wharves precinct. An impressive over the water bar and dining venue is set to become Brisbane’s food and drink hot spot. As breath-taking as this place is, seeing as there are homes for sale in Brisbane, it wouldn’t come as a surprise if anyone started taking up these offers just to be closer to restaurants like these and to be able to experience the beautiful country of Australia overall.
Drawing inspiration from Europe’s most iconic, unpretentious beach clubs, the characteristics at Mr Percival’s has been designed to savour a year-long summer, making it the perfect destination to spend an afternoon enjoying delicious food, great cocktails and the surrounds.
Taking charge of the design was Brisbane’s own Anna Spiro. “When designing commercial spaces,” she explains, “our approach is always to create environments full of interest, comfort and difference that people want to linger in. Mr Percival’s will be Brisbane’s own folly—a fun place that nobody will ever want to leave.”
The food menu is just as impressive at the drinks list, with head chef Damien Styles, formally from The Fish House who has held a hat for two consecutive years under his watch, curating nothing short of an exceptional menu.
You’ll find, fried zucchini fritters or a succulent lobster roll, or anchovies done simply, with olive oil, lemon and garlic, and whipped cod roe served up with a warm baguette. The style is upscale, approachable and light, all very fitting in the summery European vibe of the venue.
“This is a milestone moment for us,” says Adam Flaskas, Director of Howard Smith Wharves. “To see this venue open is extremely close to my heart, as it has been my vision in the making for some time—and to have so many respected locals involved —from Anna Spiro to Damien Styles—makes it all the more thrilling. Mr Percival’s is a world-class venue, one that will be part of Brisbane redefining itself as a global food and wine centre. I can’t wait to welcome locals and visitors into it later this year.”
Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said Howard Smith Wharves was the missing link along the Brisbane River and, when complete, would become Brisbane’s newest world-class entertainment and lifestyle destination. “Mr Percival’s will offer some of the best seats in Brisbane to take in views of the Story Bridge, the Brisbane River and the Riverside precinct, while surrounded by the history of the restored heritage wharf buildings, new public parklands and Riverwalk,” Cr Quirk said.