The Lodge Bar & Dining
New Zealand-born clothing company Rodd & Gunn brought its acclaimed noshery concept The Lodge Bar & Dining to James Street in 2022. This concept, which blends food and fashion, houses refined retail and elevated-yet-approachable hospitality under one roof. This is the fourth location for Rodd & Gunn’s The Lodge Bar Group across New Zealand and Australia, with the James Street locale following hot on the heels of the November 2021 opening of The Lodge Bar & Dining at Melbourne’s Myer Chadstone. The Lodge Bar & Dining boast 730-sqm of interior space divided amongst a downstairs dining room, corner bar with banquet seating, retail space, upper-level bar, private-dining room and wrap-around balcony. The venue’s interior features plenty of bespoke touches, from the American oak wood flooring and wool rugs to tan leather upholstery and brass accents. When it comes to food, The Lodge Bar & Dining looks to offer a modern take on timeless classics, with executive chef Matt Lambert harnessing a bounty of southeast Queensland produce to create dishes like Berkshire pork chops, heritage pork terrine, sea trout tartare, and blue crab spaghetti with sea urchin butter. Master sommelier Cameron Douglas is overseeing the venue’s beverage program, which features a wine list filled with New Zealand’s vino alongside a curated selection of Australian and international varieties.