Mr Percival’s has thrown open its doors as the second venue to open to the public in the Howard Smith Wharves Precinct. At this elevated waterfront watering hole, the aesthetic elements were informed by Anna Spiro Design, from the architectural framework and the speakeasy-style Octagon shaped bar, to the Pelican logo.

The atmosphere at Mr Percival’s has been devised to spur a sense of year-long summer. “When designing commercial spaces,” Anna explains, “our approach is always to create environments full of interest, comfort and difference that people want to linger in. Mr Percival’s will be Brisbane’s own folly—a fun place that nobody will ever want to leave.”

For those in want of more than a tipple, the food on offer is nothing short of expert. Mr Percival’s Head Chef is Damien Styles, formerly of The Fish House—awarded one hat in two consecutive years under his watch. “This is a milestone moment for us,” says Director of Howard Smith Wharves, Adam Flaskas. “To see this venue open is extremely close to my heart, as it has been my vision in the making for some time—and to have so many respected locals involved —from Anna Spiro to Damien Styles—makes it all the more thrilling. Mr Percival’s is a world-class venue, one that will be part of Brisbane redefining itself as a global food and wine centre.”

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said Howard Smith Wharves was the missing link along the Brisbane River and, when complete, would become Brisbane’s newest world-class entertainment and lifestyle destination. “Mr Percival’s will offer some of the best seats in Brisbane to take in views of the Story Bridge, the Brisbane River and the Riverside precinct, while surrounded by the history of the restored heritage wharf buildings, new public parklands and Riverwalk,” Cr Quirk said.

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