Hibiscus Room – Opening Soon
If you dined in Brisbane in the 70s or 80s, you likely visited or heard of Hibiscus Room. Located on levels 25-26 of Lennons Hotel (now known as Hyatt Regency Brisbane), the restaurant and bar hosted famous guests including Alexander Graham Bell, Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith, Dame Nellie Melba, President Lyndon B. Johnson and The Beatles. Several decades on and this seminal piece of Brisbane’s hospitality history is getting a modern revival. Hibiscus Room will open on level four (just near the infinity pool deck) of Hyatt Regency Brisbane on Wednesday December 8, showing off a nostalgia-inducing, Cameron & Co-designed retro-tinged interior that boasts a colourful aesthetic of corals, greens and laid-back patterns, as well as custom and sustainable Australian-made furnishings from Tait. Head chef Ricky Cheung (whose resume includes stints at Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong and Nobu Melbourne) will craft a menu that takes cues from the classic cuisine that made Hibiscus Room a leading restaurant in its heyday. Dishes such as chilled Moreton Bay bug cocktail, free-range pork, cage-free Scotch egg, Rockhampton beef rump cap, Southern Queensland lamb loin chops and a seasonally shifting casserole du jour will be wrought from sustainably sourced seafood, beef and tropical produce. This invigorated take on an institution will likely be a popular haunt throughout the summer months – we’ll have look inside for you soon!