Mann up at Beaux Rumble. While Brisbane city has farewelled Pony Dining from Eagle Street Pier, in great dining news, the flavours and service that was so loved by so many will now call Beaux Rumble in Ada Lane off James Street, home. Sister to Pony Dining, Beaux Rumble welcomed Head Chef Brisbane’s own Chris Mann on 8 January with the focus on casual lunch and evening dining. Pony Dining was widely regarded as one of the pioneers of the wood fire grill, and under Chef Mann’s direction, Beaux Rumble will offer an honest, flavour-driven menu showcasing Australian produce prepared over the wood fire grill and inside the wood fired oven.
The fiercely local Mann brings a passion for local and seasonal produce to the kitchen – he is all about delicate, natural flavours without overhandling. “The majority of my signature dishes feature just three or four components executed well,” he said of his personal style. “Take care of your produce, make it local, and it will sing on the taste buds.”
Calling Brisbane’s hottest food destination in Ada Lane home, Beaux Rumble opened in November 2019. Chef Alan Wise who opened Beaux Rumble has departed for other projects. On ground level, Beaux Rumble features a vibrant terrace which looks out onto Ada Lane, while the main dining room, which is hidden from initial view, features a softer palette. Upstairs, there are two private dining rooms with generous spaces that overlook the entry and beautiful staircase as well as The Dining Terrace.
The Beaux in Beaux Rumble pays tribute to the Beaux-Arts architecture in New York’s Grand Central Station, for which the restaurant is now famed. And the Rumble connection comes from much closer to home. Gilson & Rumble were well known Queensland pottery makers who based their workshop in the James Street area from 1895 through to 1921, with many of their ceramic pieces now taking pride of place in galleries across Australia and internationally.
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