Beaux Rumble: the new James Street restaurant hot off the press | Gourmand and Gourmet

Beaux Rumble: the new James Street restaurant hot off the press

Meet the scorchingly hot Modern Australian woodfired concept coming in November to Ada Lane, tucked under the wing of the dreamy clean lines of the Calile Hotel.

It’s no secret that Brisbane’s dining scene has been rapidly hotting up, and the news of Beaux Rumble, a brand-new restaurant hitting James Street with a Michelin-starred chef at the helm has set it well and truly on fire!

Returning to Brisbane for the Executive Chef role and fresh from delighting diners at locations as far-flung as rural townships of Africa to exclusive restaurants on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, you can bet Alan Wise isn’t bringing any ordinary old menu to the table. He’s described dining at Beaux Rumble as a “taste adventure” – and we believe him. While the kitchen’s design features a huge custom grill and woodfire oven, the dishes will mostly be seafood and plant-based, with the smoke adding a delicious complexity to already-inventive ingredients, flavour combinations and plating techniques never seen (or eaten!) before in in Brisbane.

Dive into the meaning of the name Beaux Rumble and you’ll also find a mix of global and local: Beaux pays tribute to the iconic Beaux-Arts architecture in New York’s Grand Central Station (which the design of the restaurant is also inspired by), while the Rumble pays tribute to famed Queensland potters Gilson & Rumble, whose workshop was originally based in James Street.

Set to open from morning till late, an open kitchen, vibrant terrace looking out onto Ada Lane, and an oh-so-elegant main dining room will make up Beaux Rumble’s lower floor. Head upstairs and you’ll find two generous private dining rooms, plus “The Terrace” bringing all the New York rooftop style vibes to our balmy Brisbane evenings.

Both uber-cool and set to sizzle, news of Beaux Rumble has definitely ignited our imagination!

Words by Katie Stow
- the gourmet who likes it hot