Restaurateurs Erica and George Gregan will this week open their restaurant on Brisbane’s newest retail high street, King Street.

The Gregans will operate both a bar and all day dining bistro, The George, and a separate espresso bar, GG Espresso under the new Kingsgate commercial building. The venues will be joined by David Wang’s Fat Dumpling concept, as well as Italian restaurant, Il Verde, later this year.

Project director for the Brisbane Showgrounds, Andrew Hay said the opening of the first restaurants would see King Street come to life as a walkable urban community.

“This is just the start of a number of amazing initiatives for King Street, which we look forward to sharing with Brisbane over the coming months.

“Being able to deliver quality amenity through the new, vibrant King Street is one of the most exciting elements of the showgrounds’ transformation – creating a great place to live both by day and by night.

“The George and Fat Dumpling are both excellent offerings and provide residents living at the Brisbane Showgrounds and surrounds and also local workers with some great dining options,” said Hay.

The George on King Street is George and Erica Gregan’s second Brisbane restaurant, with a menu designed by chef Paul Cvetko.

It will open daily Monday through Friday for breakfast and lunch, with drinks and share plates available on Thursday and Friday nights.

Fat Dumpling will open Monday to Friday, 11:30am to 2:30pm and Thursday to Saturday from 5:30pm to 9:30pm.


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