Fun Dining Is Here: Say Hello To Brisbane’s Newest Hospitality Group, Alemré
Food made funBy Penelope Pelecas | 1st November 2023
For Alemré Hospitality Group, creating a food business that is both fun and authentic was important – after all, two of life’s simplest yet great pleasures include enjoying food in good company.
Dubbed as ‘the home of Brisbane fun dining’, Alemré Group, which is celebrating its first birthday this year, is behind some of our city’s most beloved restaurants, including Spanish favourite Olé Restaurant, Vici Italian, Mucho Mexicano, and Downtown Istanbul, with a new venue set to open in the new year (all we can say at this stage is the focus will be on Argentinian style dining and chargrilled meat – lots of it!).
“We thought it was time to showcase our dining group under the one brand,” General Manager Brandon Orr says. “We have been serving customers for over a decade through our fun and relaxed dining venues and have evolved as a group and we now want to share who we are and where we are going.”
For anyone who’s a Brissy local, chances are you’ve dined at their flagship venue Olé in South Bank. The Spanish restaurant and bar – which is headed up by Executive Group Chef Adam Starr – is known for its irresistible tapas (the paella is out of this world), delicious sangria, and relaxed atmosphere. Ps, did you know it was the first sangria bar in Brisbane?
Alemré Group is also home to Vici Italian, which serves up some of the best wood-fired pizza and Italian food around. Word on Little Stanley Street is, their breakfast menu is also top tier – their Panino alla Verdure, which is made up of grilled haloumi, avocado, zucchini fritter, fried egg, and cheese, is what breakfast dreams are made of.
‘Mucho’ food and ‘mucho’ drinks is the mantra for their Mexican restaurant, Mucho Mexicano, which has everything from tacos to quesadillas (yes, they have a dedicated margarita bar too – insider tip: we’d recommend popping in on a Monday for $15 margaritas all day long!), while Downton Istanbul in Hawthorne has earned a reputation for dishing up mouth-watering homemade Turkish-inspired bites.
The hospitality group, which has gone from strength to strength since forming, has plenty to look forward to in the coming months. All restaurants will be relaunching their brunch menus for the summer holidays – with prices starting from $79, expect a set menu with two hours of free-flowing drinks (keep an eye on their socials for more details).
They’re also gearing up to launch their annual New Year’s Eve Sip & Savour Trail. For those of you who don’t know, the four-and-a-half-hour event is a tour of their three South Bank restaurants, starting at Mucho Mexicano, then Vici Italian, and Olé (for $165 per person, prepare your taste buds for a flavour explosion like never before).
The Alemré Group team has also been busy expanding their expertise beyond their venues and recently did a kitchen collab with Kangaroo Point’s stunning new Mediterranean-inspired rooftop bar, Sunsets Rooftop.
“Alemré should be on everyone’s radar!” Brandon says. “After the launch of our new venue mid next year, we’ll be continuing the development of an exciting, never-before-seen dessert concept. We also have plans to franchise one of our existing South Bank powerhouses beyond Brisbane.”
Explore all the goods Alemré Hospitality Group has to offer here.