Joy: the three-letter word that’s bringing a whole new meaning to Brisbane dining. Joy is the creation of two hospitality veterans, Tim and Sarah Scott, and is an intimate omakase-style restaurant that’s set to open in Fortitude Valley early this year.

This new venture was born after the pair’s trip to Japan, where the couple experienced omakase-style dining first-hand. ‘Omakase’ is the Japanese tradition of letting a chef choose your order, which is why Joy Restaurant only has the choice of two set menus.


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The number of menus is the only small-scale aspect of the venue, with only ten diners being served at a time. The couple’s dream is to remove the line between front and back of house, where diners are in the middle of the action as soon as they walk through the doors – focus on intimacy between both the patrons and the kitchen itself.

The Scotts are no newbies to the fine dining scene, with both halves of the duo having extensive experience at some of Sydney’s top spots – including Sepia and Sixpenny. Their culinary expertise means the pair are bringing food with a distinct Japanese influence, made with Australian ingredients and Scandinavian techniques.

The ten-seater eatery is set to open in March this year, in Bakery Lane of the Valley!

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