New look, New menu: Wickham Hotel | Fortitude Valley
It seems odd that I've lived in Brisbane for about 2 years now and had never visited The Wickham...
For those not in the know...The Wickham is an iconic Brisbane pub and restaurant, established in 1885. Earlier this year The Wickham underwent an extensive renovation and emerged from the dust with a sparkly, new look.
The dance floor was transformed into a beautiful new corner bar, and a vibrant outdoor oasis now stands where the car park use to be. There is also an upstairs nightclub and newly refurb'd gaming room!
Even though the heritage listed building has undergone some major changes and the pride flag no longer flies on the outside façade, the Wickham are still staying true to their LGBTI heritage.
In 1996 The Wickham became a dedicated LGBTI- friendly Brisbane venue. Since then the Wickham has played a major role in the LGBTI community like hosting Queensland's largest LGBTI party - Big Gay Day.
|Oriental Duck Sliders|
“When the Wickham turned gay in 1996, it rode the crest of the wave of social progression by becoming a gay bar, and the hotel continues to be a trailblazer with the most recent changes,” Wickham spokesperson Patrick Macdonald said in an interview with.
The Wickham are hoping the new renovation will make the hotel appealing to people of all backgrounds (straight, gay, foodies, etc).
|Chilli Prawn Pizza|
They definitely have grabbed these two foodie's attention. We stopped in for lunch to sample some of the delightful dishes you can find at The Wickham.
|Wild Mushroom Arancini with Parmesan Truffle Aioli|
Word to the wise...The Chilli Prawn Pizza is NOT for the faint hearted. It packs a real punch! Soooo delicious but if you can't handle the heat...then well... stay away.
The staff at The Wickham were so welcoming and friendly. The AmeriAus team had a pleasant experience. We will definitely be back. Check it out for yo'self!
Wild Mushroom Arancini - MUST TRY!
*AmeriAus was the guest of The Wickham Hotel.
New look, New menu: Wickham Hotel | Fortitude Valley Reviewed by C. Hawkins on 17:17 Rating: