The Gambaro Group and Treasury Brisbane, owned and operated by The Star Entertainment Group, have announced new steakhouse Black Hide by Gambaro at Treasury Brisbane will open mid-year. The Gambaro Group, which operates long established successful restaurants on Caxton Street at Petrie Terrace, will open its first Brisbane CBD venue.

The new venue will emerge in the space previously occupied by Treasury’s The Kitty cocktail bar, which closed last month for a full refurbishment, and will now open as the new restaurant later this year. The Gambaro Group Director John Gambaro said he was delighted to work with Treasury Brisbane in expanding a highly-acclaimed, multi-generational empire. “Our business was built on family and community, and while good old-fashioned hospitality never goes out of style, we wanted the right partner to help us continue impressing our existing customers and attract new ones, while creating an unrivalled and unique dining experience in the CBD,” Mr Gambaro said.

“The Treasury building is one of the city’s grandest heritage buildings enabling us to blend intricate and cutting-edge design with worldly charm and sophistication.” Treasury Brisbane Chief Operating Officer Kelvin Dodt said the company was excited to raise the bar and partner with one of Queensland’s most respected restaurateurs.

“We wanted to leverage the Gambaro family’s strong reputation in steak cuisine by keeping the Black Hide name – it is one that is well known and has demonstrated multi award-winning success,” Mr Dodt said. “The Gambaro Group comes with decades of experience, exceptional guest service standards, passion for the culinary arts, and they use local Queensland produce. We are  thrilled to have them on board as these qualities have cemented their reputation as a beloved and celebrated Queensland icon recognised locally and nation wide.”

The new restaurant will seat more than 120 diners, provide a range of intimate spaces for smaller functions, plus offer a space for larger events and celebrations of up to 40 people. The internal corridor leading from the main Queen Street entry will showcase storytelling artwork, paying respect to the Gambaro family’s journey into food and hospitality.

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