Dine Poolside At The Valley’s New Mediterranean Rooftop Bar

Dine Poolside At The Valley’s New Mediterranean Rooftop Bar

Euro summers meet the BNE skyline

By Dinushka Gunasekara | 14th April 2021

Looking for a new vantage point to soak in that sweet Brisbane skyline? Your search has come to an end, because our booming rooftop dining scene has a new contender joining its ranks!

Sitting pretty on top of The Valley’s new Hotel X, luxurious Mediterranean-inspired rooftop bar and restaurant, Iris, is the place to be for golden hour and beyond. Inspired by the vibrant spices and 24/7 basking that lines the Mediterranean coast from Beirut to Barcelona, enter the grand entrance of exposed stonework and be swept away to an exotically groovy world.

Boasting blooming wisteria and a grove of olive trees beneath twinkling fairy lights, you’ll find exclusive poolside bungalows, as well as a menu that harks from the Greek Islands to Spain. Piggybacking off the recent success of French brasserie Bisou Bisou, Head Chef Lloyd Evans is delivering the goods in true Mediterranean style with share-plates and rich yet refreshing dishes. Think red claw crayfish tails with spiced chorizo butter, heritage tomatoes,  BBQ pork rib pinchos, and rose sangria on the side. Snap a pic with #eurosummer and no one will know the difference!

Iris is raising the roof when it comes to luxury Queensland rooftop venues – pun intended obvi. Wining and dining? They’ve got the digs. Down for a boogie night? The dancefloor is calling. Decked out in Spanish-inspired shades of plum and indigo, with rose and gold accents influenced by Italy, and marble and earth features to top it all off, get set and get keen!

Iris opens Wednesday 5 May for seven days from 11am until late. Book here.


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Article by Dinushka Gunasekara

Notorious for turning a random encounter into a three-hour conversation and running across streets to pat a dog, Dinu is a curious girl who loves a good story. Her extensive knowledge of Donald Glover is yet to come to good use and she would do basically anything for a hash brown. Catch her bombarding her friends with articles she thinks they should read or spending way too much time creating the perfect playlist.


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