Mamak – Opening Soon
Things are looking good for Brisbane City’s resurgent dining scene with news that Sydney-born Malaysian-inspired eatery Mamak is opening its first Brisbane outpost early next year. The award-winning eatery began life as a humble market stall before opening its first bricks-and-mortar location in Sydney’s Chinatown in 2007. The restaurant became a cult favourite amongst Sydney diners, with lines of patrons (all hungry for a taste of Mamak’s street-food-inspired fare) commonly seen snaking its way from the flagship locale’s entrance. Mamak has grown over the past decade, opening similarly popular sites in Chatswood and Melbourne. Now, it’s Brisbane’s turn. After receiving an overwhelmingly positive response from Brisbane eaters following an appearance at the Night Noodle Markets a few years back, the Mamak team (helmed by friends Alan, Clement and Julian) has had Brisbane high on its list of expansion sites. After an intensive location-scouting process, the crew has secured a site near the intersection of Charlotte Street and Albert Street at the base of Festival Towers for the expansion. Faculty Design and Lowry Group have been engaged to design and construct the 80-seater eatery, which draws aesthetic inspiration from the brand’s market-style influences. Once open, Brisbane locals will be able to indulge in Mamak’s iconic menu, which is headlined by crowd favourites such as its roti canai, spicy satay chicken skewers and cups of frothy teh tarik (Malaysian sweetened tea). Mamak is targeting March for its grand opening – check in soon for more details.