Phoenix is a Sydney-born restaurant concept that specialises in yum cha delicacies as well as a sizeable a la carte menu of contemporary Chinese dishes. Located in Brisbane Quarter’s podium-level dining precinct, the 180-seat venue is imbued with the brand’s signature aesthetic and moodily chic ambience. Phoenix’s yum cha menu has a phenomenal array of steamed and fried morsels, including some options that are exclusive to Brisbane. Order baskets of fresh crab-meat xiao long bao, king prawn and bamboo shoot dumplings, scallop and caviar shumai, steamed pork ribs in mild chilli sauce and pan-fried prawn and kimchi Shanghai dumplings, then pair it with Phoenix’s array of kitchen snacks (smaller portions of the a la carte menu) and roast meats, baked tarts and steamed rice-noodle rolls. The a la carte menu runs the gamut of Chinese cuisine, encompassing soups and live seafood to roast meats and rice dishes. A quick hit-list of must-try items include whole Peking duck prepped and served tableside, lobster tail with garlic butter, pan-fried wagyu beef in roasted-sesame sauce, jumbo king prawns in chilli bean sauce, and five spices beef shank. The drinks list includes an array of bubbles, Australian and Chinese wines, beers and cocktails. Tucked away on the fringes of the restaurant are Phoenix’s private dining rooms Diamond, Ruby and Emerald. Each room is equipped with televisions to double as a multi-functional space, while Ruby and Emerald can be merged into a single large room for sizeable group gatherings.