Like many travellers who pass through the historic streets of London, local lad Jesse Jones was blown away with the city’s abundance of, well, everything. From bolthole bars to lavish cafes, the avenues of Soho and the green haven of Soho Square proved to a particularly fertile source of stimulus for Jesse’s own hospitality aspirations. As the owner of Kangaroo Point’s Summer House and The Florist Kitchen and Wine Bar in Brisbane City, Jesse is well versed in what makes a venue tick, but his recent journey to London helped fuel the fires for his latest venture, Soho Gardens. Jesse and his business partner Nathan Rice were approached to bring a new dining concept to Fairfield Gardens as part of its ongoing overhaul – an all-day venue that could capitalise on the suburb’s desire for quality local hub that was able to cater to all needs. Boasting interior and exterior dining (plus plenty of greenery), the 186-seater space is dissected by a central bar, splitting Soho Gardens into sit-down dining and more casual areas with high bars and television screen. Both areas spill onto a spacious outdoor patio and exterior dining space. Soho Gardens is shaping up to be a boon for the local community, offering all-day eats every day of the week. The kitchen has imbued its breakfast, lunch and dinner menu with some slight British touches, starting with the Soho Full Breaky in the morning and ale-battered cod with mushy peas.