Fire-powered Pan-Asian Restaurant Flaming & Co To Open At Racecourse Road

Attention, Asian food lovers! A new pan-Asian, fire-powered restaurant called Flaming & Co will soon open along Racecourse Road.

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Flaming & Co is a new concept from the Phoenix Group, the same Chinese restaurant group that has been operating in Australia since 1999. Originally from New South Wales, they entered the Brisbane market in 2019 with a location at George Street, serving their famous yum cha and dim sum.

Although the menu at their new restaurant is still being finalised, diners can expect modern Australian dishes, with influences from various Asian cuisines, including Sichuan, Korean, Cantonese, and Japanese.

Flaming & Co
Photo credit: Leonhard Niederwimmer/Pixabay 

As with traditional pan-Asian cuisine, food will come from a fusion of flavours and ingredients from throughout Asia. Sichuan cuisine, for instance, is known for its bold flavours from the abundant use of spices.

To be located next to Kos Cafe and Krazy Dessert Restaurant and Bar, the place will undergo a major transformation, with the addition of a hidden bar area and laneway dining. Guests can also choose to sit and watch the staff prepare the dishes live from the open kitchen.

Flaming & Co
Photo credit: Mikhail Nilov/Pexels

Inside the open kitchen, chefs will cook almost everything on the menu over open flames, such as the flamed oysters and fish with chilli marinade. Whilst fire is the theme here, there will also be deep-fried dishes from the new restaurant. 

On the drinks front, the owners have curated an impressive list of brews and wines both from local and international makers. There will also be cocktails and mixed drinks to pair with their pan-Asian fare.

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Flaming & Co is anticipated to open by March 2023. We will keep you posted with further information once they open. 

New Childcare Centre on Racecourse Road Proposed

Hamilton may get a new childcare centre if the proposed three-storey facility on Racecourse Road gets Council approval.

The proposal seeks to develop a childcare centre on a 618.8sqm site at 50 Racecourse Road in Hamilton. If approved, the dwelling that currently occupies the site will be demolished to facilitate the construction of the Red Door Architecture-designed proposed development.

 Proposed site
Proposed site | Photo Credit: Brisbane City Council / 
Basement floor plan
Basement floor plan | Photo Credit: Brisbane City Council / 
 Ground floor plan
Ground floor plan | Photo Credit: Brisbane City Council / 

The three-storey childcare centre will feature elements that will assist with maintaining privacy and amenity of the site’s rear adjoining property, including acoustic screen and landscaping. 

“The development has been designed with consideration of established development along Racecourse Road and what is typical of a modern ‘high street’, noting that this portion of Racecourse Road is varied in character and yet to reach its development potential.” – Urban Strategies

Level 1 floor plan
Level 1 floor plan | Photo Credit: Brisbane City Council / 
Level 2 floor plan
Level 2 floor plan | Photo Credit: Brisbane City Council / 
Roof floor plan
Roof floor plan | Photo Credit: Brisbane City Council / 

The front facade will have extensive glazing and there will be a balcony for casual surveillance of the street and a pedestrian awning for weather protection.

The proposal which is anticipated to provide day-long care for 98 children includes ten (10) car parking spaces –three (3) for staff and seven (7) for drop off – to be located within a basement car park area. There will also be four (4) bicycle parking and end-trip facilities.

Summary of the development proposal
Total site area: 618.8sqm
Site cover: 535sqm / 86.46 per cent of the site
Total GFA: 624sqm
Ground floor GFA: 178sqm
Level 1 GFA: 239sqm
Level 2 GFA: 207sqm
Activity rooms: 6
Deep planting: 61sqm / 10.14 per cent of the site
Car Parking: 10 (6 – drop off + 1 PWD, Van 1, Staff 3

It is proposed that the childcare centre will operate from 6.30 am to 6.30 pm, Monday to Friday.

50 Racecourse Rd, Hamilton QLD 4007, Australia

Vibrant Racecourse Road Awaits Locals With Street Tree Bud Lighting Project

Take an evening stroll down Racecourse Road Precinct in Hamilton and enjoy the magical view of trees illuminated by fairy lights.

The street tree bud lighting has been installed to increase night-time amenity and identity for the local shopping precinct and create a vibrant neighbourhood for the local community and visitors.

According to Racecourse Road Precinct Business Group president Kate Peereboom, five different contractors and traffic management crews worked together to install thousands of metres of lights on 40 trees in one month.

Businesses and landlords were supportive of the project so the installation was done smoothly, with little disruption to businesses located in the street. Most of the works were completed at night and the installation of lights were completed ahead of their target completion date.

The lights were first lit in time for the commencement of the Brisbane Racing Club’s winter carnival last month, where thousands of spectators visited the precinct.

To celebrate the success of this project, the “Up in Lights” community event was held at St Augustine’s Anglican Church on 10 May 2019 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Locals got to enjoy an evening of live music, street food, pop-up bars, face painting, and kids lantern-making.

Photo Credit: Racecourse Rd/Facebook

The lighting project is sponsored by Bernborough-Lendlease, St. Joseph’s Nudgee College and Brisbane Racing Club.

This is part of the Village Precinct Projects grant funded program, wherein Council will design and deliver public realm improvements, breathing new life into local shopping precincts with the aim of contributing to the commercial vitality of the precinct by creating:

  • a beautiful precinct – high-quality, attractive public spaces that are accessible, safe and comfortable to walk through; spaces that encourage the local community to meet, linger and enjoy
  • a precinct for people – streets that are inclusive and inviting places for everyone to shop, socialise and relax
  • a sense of place – reinforcing the local character and pride, and creating distinctive subtropical spaces for local residents, businesses and visitors to connect with and belong to.

For more information about the Racecourse Road street tree bud lighting project, visit the Brisbane City Council website.