Regatta Hotel’s Annual Big Beef Off 2014

Regatta Hotel will celebrate its second annual Big Beef Off in the Boatshed restaurant on August 4, bringing together five of Queensland’s best beef producers (JBS, AACo, Stanbroke, Nolan and John Dee) for the tastiest competition of the year. Each producer has put forward their finest OP rib cuts, which are currently dry ageing on display in the Regatta’s Boatshed. Guests will be invited to blind-taste samples from each producer before voting for their favourite. The winning producer will be named ‘Best Beef’ for 2014 and $20 from each ticket sold will go to ...

PA Research Foundation Initiative Breakfast at the Regatta Hotel

Celebrity chef George Colambaris, Channel 10's Josh Holt and former Queensland Red's players were among the guests who attended the PA Research Foundation's Men's Health breakfast at the Boatshed restaurant last Thursday. George spoke about the importance of healthy eating and shared his experiences since his audition to the international success of MasterChef. The Regatta Hotel will continue to fundraise for the PA Research Foundation with $2 from all Street Cafe rib fillets sold being donated. Collection tins will also be distributed on weekends for guests to donate ...

New cosy winter decor at the Regatta Hotel

Whoever decided the winter months were for staying in obviously hasn’t had a cosy winter night at the Regatta Hotel! We are welcoming the cooler months with our beautiful new décor, cosy blankets, heaters and even some new winter cocktails coming soon!

What goes in a new menu?

Regatta Hotel recently released new menus for our Street Café and Boatshed, specially designed to suit the cooler weather, while still keeping the old favourites. The new menus were created by the Regatta’s Executive Chef, Daniel Fleming, and Sprit Hotel’s National Food Manager, Gary Johnson. To create the new menus the pair had to consider the availability of seasonal produce, loyalty to Queensland based suppliers and, of course, taste. Daniel recommends the Hervey Bay Scallops entrée as an absolute must on the Boatshed’s new menu, and the Regatta burger on the ...

Regatta Hotel ‘mans up’ for men’s health

International Men’s Health week is just around the corner, but when it comes to the topic of men’s health, most Aussie blokes would rather walk the plank than discuss the issue of what’s not working and what’s stopped working. The PA Research Foundation’s annual Men’s Health Campaign wants to change the way men think about health problems by raising awareness and crucial funds for men’s health. The foundation has teamed up with Regatta Hotel to send a wakeup call to all men, get them to make a date with their doctor and seek medical attention for any ...

140 years of the Regatta marked by a week of celebrations

Regatta Hotel turned 140 years old last week and celebrated with a week of activities, which included historical tours, official naming of “Merle’s Bar”, a Whisk(e)y appreciation night, ANZAC Day two-up and breakfast and a VIP birthday party to cap it all off! Merle Thornton, a lady dear to Regatta Hotel, cut the ribbon to “Merle’s Bar”, in honour of her and Rosalie Bognor’s protest at the Regatta in 1965. Famously recognised as a defining moment in Australia’s feminist movement, Merle and Rosalie chained their ankles to the foot rest of the ‘public ...

Regatta Hotel supporting the arts with new cultural wall

Love is on display at Regatta Hotel, with the recent installation of a new cultural wall featuring artwork by renowned photographer Justine Walpole as part of the hotel’s new autumn look. Justine, who specialises in contemporary portraiture and live performance, has worked with a wide variety of famous faces, including Geoffrey Rush, Cameron Diaz and the late Heath Ledger. Justine’s most recent project has been working with legendary music icon, Prince. Regatta Hotel manager, Zoran Stojcevski, said Justine’s work was the perfect blend of edgy and vibrant for the ...

Regatta Hotel celebrates 140 years

Regatta Hotel will celebrate its 140th birthday with a week of celebrations from Easter Sunday until Saturday 26 April. The week will include a special unveiling in “Merle’s Bar” from guest of honour Merle Thornton, who led a defiant women’s liberation protest at Regatta Hotel in 1965, a moment that became ingrained in the nation’s history as one of the first feminist insurgency movements. Since first trading as a licensed hotel in 1874, Regatta Hotel has witnessed some of Australia’s most memorable moments in time, and is today proud to call herself ...

Famed restaurateur to join new executive chef at Regatta Boatshed

Regatta Hotel today announced famed Brisbane restaurateur Michael Platsis, of Michael’s Riverside, and celebrated executive chef Daniel Fleming would be leading the Regatta Boatshed restaurant, marking an exciting new era for Queensland’s Hotel of the Year. Mr Platsis has been a well-known fixture in Brisbane’s dining scene since opening Michael’s Riverside in 1996, a fine dining restaurant in the Brisbane Riverside precinct that catered for celebrities like Mick Jagger, Rod Stewart and Bono until 2007. In 2001, Mr Platsis was awarded a prestigious Centenary ...

Bocuse d’Or Dinner

Acclaimed French chef and Bocuse d’Or champion Serge Vieira recently joined Australia’s 2015 Bocuse d’Or candidate Shannon Kellam and former Regatta Hotel Executive Chef Shane Keighley to present a six-course feast at Regatta Boatshed. Hosted by celebrity chef Miguel Maestre, the dinner marked a rare opportunity for Brisbane to experience the work of a Michelin star chef, and was the only opportunity for the general public to gain access to a Bocuse d’Or event of this kind on Australian soil. Bocuse d’Or is a biennial world cooking contest that, since its ...