Gnocchi Gnocchi Brothers James Street
When Brisbane’s first dedicated gnoccheria Gnocchi Gnocchi Brothers was still in its infancy, it operated a grab-and-go outlet on James Street that was designed to help alleviate the load on its Paddington-based HQ. As the years progressed and the GGB portfolio grew, the pop-up closed, leaving a sizeable inner-city catchment deprived of the concept’s heart-warming and pillowy product range. Well, thanks to an outpouring of demand from inner-north locals, Gnocchi Gnocchi Brothers made its return to James Street in 2020, with a full-service venue landing across the road from Sage Hotel and Tippler’s Tap. The space – formerly home to Fogata Latin Fusion – has been divided in two, with GGB occupying one half. Guests can expect the same menu as GGB’s South Bank locale (think cloud-like gnocchi doused in wild mushroom and truffle, traditional bolognese and creamy lobster and barramundi sauce, plus Italian sweets and sides, beers, wines, and spritzes), as well relaxed ambience across the venue’s internal and al fresco spaces, the latter of which will be illuminated by festoon lighting.