HomeFood & DrinkIRIS: Experience New Heights at Brisbane’s Newest Rooftop Edition

IRIS: Experience New Heights at Brisbane’s Newest Rooftop Edition

IRIS: Experience New Heights at Brisbane’s Newest Rooftop Edition

If you thought you’d seen the best of Brisbane’s fabulous rooftop bars, you’re about to experience new heights at the Ghanem Group’s newest Mediterranean restaurant and bar – Iris. Making its debut opening on Friday the 30th of April, Brisbane will welcome an all inspiring new rooftop edition to its glamorous skyline, located in the Fortitude Valley’s bustling nightlife district.

If you’re familiar with the famous Blackbird bar, Donna Chang restaurant, or the recent success of French brasserie Biscou Biscou, then you’ll already be well aware of the Ghanem Group’s exquisite taste for style and quality.

BBQ Pork rib pinchos with macadamia honey glaze, red claw crayfish tails with guanciale & smoked chorizo butter

Iris, brought to you by the highly renowned Ghanem Group, invites you to sip on the rich tastes of golden hour as you bask in the breathtaking views of Brisbane city’s skyline, Fortitude Valley, and beyond. You’ll enjoy a decadent menu infused with the quintessential flavours of the Mediterranean coast, as you sip on the drink of your choice and immerse yourself in stunning views of Brisbane’s glistening nightlife. “In true Mediterranean style, our Head Chef Lloyd Evans and I crafted a menu that connects diners over delicious share-plates in a casual, yet high-quality dining experience, says Ghanem Group Executive Chef, Jake Nicholson, and describes his excitement to make the sky-high move to Iris.

You’ll travel from Beirut to Barcelona through the tastes of IRIS’s tantalising menu, with flavours likely to have you travelling back for more. And what’s better? Your journey will begin as you travel through Iris’s grand entrance of exposed stonework and crackling fire and takes you into plush interiors where the real indulgence is said to begin. Ghanem Group’s managing director Nehme Ghanem says, “We are incredibly excited to take Brisbane’s rooftop bar and restaurant experience to decadent new heights”. “Everything from IRIS’s views and design to cuisine and entertainment is elevating the rooftop experience as you once knew it”.

Red claw crayfish tails with guanciale and smoked chorizo butter

And if you thought IRIS was just another over-anticipated and underwhelming opening in a city exhausted with dining options, think again. This place not only boasts a gorgeous rooftop bar and cityscapes, but even offers a luxury restaurant and boutique private dining room depending on the kind of European experience you were searching for. “From Spanish-inspired plum and indigo shades, to rose and gold accents influenced by the Italian coast, Iris’ marble, stain-work and earthy features will transport guests to the Mediterranean”, describes Mr Ghanem. But wait – the surprises don’t stop there! Iris continues to entice us with its exclusive bungalows for intimate dining experiences and a gorgeous poolside escape for those feeling a little parched.

Open 7 days from 11am until late, Iris is located at 458 Brunswick Street right in the heart of Fortitude valley. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to revel in the tantalising tastes of Europe and the Mediterranean as you bask in the beauty that is Brisbane city and discover new heights of taste and experience. What do they say again? The sky’s the limit?

See you there!


Subscribe to our newsletter

To be updated with all the latest news, events and special announcements.


Subscribe to MyBrisbane for the latest Brisbane news