Joy. Restaurant

Bakery Lane scored a brand-new culinary hideaway in March 2019, one that delivered a dining style largely unseen in Brisbane. Joy. Restaurant was founded by Sarah Baldwin and Tim Scott, two adventurous hospitality veterans who spent a considerable amount of time working in top-notch venues across Australia before returning to Brisbane to write their own culinary chapter. Tim left Joy in 2020, with Sarah taking over the reins and pushing the restaurant’s offering (and its reputation amongst foodies) to greater heights. As soon as customers enter Joy, they will be in the middle of the action, almost as if they’ve wandered into the kitchen by accident. At Joy, the key word is intimacy – only ten diners are served at a time, with Sarah handling the cooking duties while top-flight bartender Oliver handles the drinks and front-of-house duties. The food on offer boasts distinct Japanese and Nordic influences, made with local Australian ingredients and Scandinavian techniques. The menu is designed to be an experience, with only a lavish and ever-changing set menu available to diners.


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