Culinary Scene in Hamilton Heats Up with Three New Openings at Portside Wharf

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Three exciting new restaurants are set to make their debut at Portside Wharf, adding to the already vibrant culinary scene in Hamilton. Food enthusiasts can look forward to a sizzling experience as these new establishments bring their unique flavours and dining concepts to the waterfront precinct.




Hamilton is set to emerge as a vibrant destination for those who appreciate fine dining and exciting entertainment options in Brisbane. In September, Portside Wharf’s waterfront precinct will be buzzing with the arrival of three new venues: Dumbo, The Ballpark, and Sbagliata. Renowned figures in the world of hospitality curate a one-of-a-kind experience at every establishment.

Dumbo: A New York-inspired Burger Haven

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Food enthusiasts will be delighted to know that Dumbo has recently opened its doors. Bonnie Shearston and Tom Sanceau, the renowned duo behind Happy Fat Group, have launched their newest venture: a 90s New York-inspired eatery. Renowned for their previous achievements with Red Hook and Ruby, My Dear, Shearston, and Sanceau are now applying their expertise to Hamilton. 

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Brooklyn cheeseburgers, Philly cheesesteaks, duck tacos, and burrito bowls are among the delectable menu items at Dumbo, a restaurant with a vibrant Brooklyn neighbourhood as its inspiration. All of this can be enjoyed in a stylish waterfront setting. Featuring a wide range of beverages to perfectly accompany their delectable cuisine, Dumbo is poised to become a beloved destination for both residents and tourists. Make sure to mark your calendars for the highly anticipated official opening in September.

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The Ballpark: Swing into Fun

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The Ballpark is poised to be a smashing success for individuals looking to combine their love of sports with socialising. A baseball-themed bar and entertainment venue provides a one-of-a-kind experience with functional batting cages, allowing customers to hone their swings with authentic equipment. Step into the immersive experience and prepare to be amazed. Virtual field simulations await, where you’ll encounter tracking, fielders, and even home runs. 

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Whether or not baseball is your thing, the Ballpark has a variety of options to keep you entertained. From pool tables and dart boards to large-screen TVs broadcasting major sporting events, there’s something for everyone. Offering a wide range of delectable dishes and refreshing beverages, this establishment provides an ideal setting for relaxation and enjoyment. Mark your calendars for an unforgettable experience coming this September.


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Sbagliata: Coastal Italian Charm

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Food lovers who appreciate Italian cuisine will be delighted to hear about the highly anticipated launch of Sbagliata. Ashley-Maree Kent, a well-known chef and the owner of Ramona Trattoria in Coorparoo, is expanding her culinary expertise to Portside Wharf. With a stunning $2.2 million fit-out courtesy of Alkot Studios, Sbagliata offers a captivating coastal Italian dining experience.

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The menu will feature a delectable array of housemade pasta and delectable dishes prepared on a wood and coal grill. These culinary delights will be expertly paired with a carefully curated selection of Australian and Italian wines, ensuring a truly unforgettable dining experience. With its authentic Italian flavours, this new addition is bound to attract crowds of eager food enthusiasts looking for a taste of Italy without the need to travel long distances. Stay tuned for the anticipated opening date later this year.



Hamilton is quickly emerging as the go-to spot in Brisbane for top-notch dining and entertainment, thanks to the upcoming openings of Dumbo, The Ballpark, and Sbagliata at Portside Wharf. With their unique charm and appeal, these venues are set to make waves in the local scene, drawing in food enthusiasts and those in search of a good time from all corners of the city.

Published Date 27-June-2024