Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk announced a new seafood event for the river city that will take over Eagle Street’s dining precinct on Sunday 7 October. Sea to the City will unite 15 restaurants to create a series of special menus, market stalls, live music and pop-up bars from Eagle Street Pier to Customs House. The event will be free to attend and celebrates two marine favourites – oysters and Moreton Bay bugs.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said he was thrilled to bring a new event to the city. “Sea to the City will see Brisbane residents tasting their way through a trail of the region’s fresh seafood under our famous sunshine and against the backdrop of the beautiful river,” he said. “This is a fantastic event for Brisbane because it builds on our reputation as a food destination and contributes to the city’s long-term goal of activating Brisbane’s most iconic feature. I encourage everyone to mark it down on the calendar and join the seafood extravaganza.”

Restauranteur John Kilroy (Jellyfish, Cha Cha Char, Il Centro) said the whole precinct had fully embraced the event. “We’re absolutely pumped to welcome seafood lovers and wow them with some truly inspired seafood dishes,” he said. “Whether you’re looking to throw back $1 oysters and cold champagne, or gorge yourself on bacon-wrapped sweet ‘n’ sour bug, we’re promising an unforgettable festival-style experience.”

The 15 restaurants include Customs House, Aria Restaurant, Cha Cha Char Wine Bar & Grill, Il Centro Restaurant, Pony Dining, Sake Restaurant & Bar, Kingsley’s Brisbane, Madame Wu, Riverbar & Kitchen, Riverland Brisbane, Blackbird Bar & Grill, Fridays Riverside, Jellyfish Restaurant, Navala Churrascaria and Pig ‘n’ Whistle Riverside.

Sea to the City is part of a free calendar of events produced by Brisbane City Council.

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