Eagle Street Pier is set to land a new Thai restaurant. In early October, The Gresham and Libertine’s Andrew and Jaimee Baturo will open Naga, serving regionally inspired Thai dishes washed down with a vibrant drinks list.
Heading up the kitchen will be Suwisa Phoonsang, previously head chef of Libertine. Phoonsang’s menu will pay homage to both Bangkok and the northern villages of Thailand while focusing on Australian produce and fresh, local seafood in particular. The menu will include Moreton Bay bug pad Thai, a seafood dumpling green curry, and Thai street-food-inspired dishes such as a grilled pork neck salad and massaman beef milk buns.
The drinks menu will keep it concise with an accessible wine list, cocktails, house beers, and house specials such as lychee wine.
Celebrated Brisbane designer Anna Spiro is taking the old Pony Dining space and giving it an injection of ’60s and ’70s style, with eye-popping colours and fabrics, retro objects, voluminous lamps and a ceiling adorned with more than 150 glowing lanterns. There’ll also be plenty of curved accents, a reference to both the Brisbane River and the phaya naga serpents from which the restaurant takes its name.
Naga has been envisioned by the Baturos as a longterm pop-up given the planned redevelopment of Eagle Street Pier.
Naga will open in early October.