A party for the palate is ready to have your name on the guest list – Naga is open and roaring!
Brisbane couple and hospitality extraordinaire, Andrew and Jaimee Baturo (Libertine ring a bell?), are spinning a contemporary take on Thai, bringing authentic spice to Eagle Street Pier in quite the colourful splash. Designed by Anna Spiro – aka the genius behind many of the places on your Instagram – the 60s and 70s are reimagined in retro fabrics, a bookcase packed with Thai cookbooks and a ceiling lit by more than 150 glowing lanterns.
As for the menu, an adventure awaits on your plate. Order up with an eclectic roster of modern Thai dishes, such as flower dim sims with winter melon, Moreton Bay bug pad thai, and DIY smashed green papaya salad. Street food stars include chargrilled pork neck salad and massaman beef milk buns, as well as crying tiger beef or pork and prawn eggnets. Trust us, head chef Suwisa Phoonsang knows how to be the life of the party by channelling her Bangkok roots into modern flavours, with the help of the freshest Australian produce and her extensive experience serving iconic gastronomy.
Is all the excitement making you parched? The psychedelic cocktails will quench your thirst in signatures such as the ‘Plum Nagaroni’ and ‘Violent Femme’. There’s also a wine list filled to the brim with spice-friendly favourites, low and non-alcoholic choices and plenty on tap.
Wine and dine at the 10m long bar with its exclusive snack menu, or cheers to the Brisbane River and Story Bridge on the terrace. Wherever you are in the 150-seat venue, the party is sure to follow.
Naga will be open Wednesday to Sunday for lunch and dinner. Book here.
Imagery: Darcy Starr