Dexus will welcome Rico Bar & Dining to Brisbane’s premier destination for riverside dining, Eagle Street Pier. Rico Bar & Dining will be a new first to market offering, showcasing a fusion of Australian, Spanish and Latin flavours.
Taking over the iconic Aria space, new owner Michael Tassis will draw upon his 25 years’ experience, which includes the popular Georges Paragon Restaurant, to present Brisbane with a new modern, vibrant and affordable dining experience in an iconic location.
Rico Bar & Dining’s extensive menu will appeal to CBD workers, residents and tourists offering freshly shucked oysters, delicious chargrilled meats and seafood and a live ‘Maron’ tank presenting the freshest catch daily.
Michael Tassis, owner of Rico Bar & Dining said: “We are excited to be part of the iconic Eagle Street Pier dining precinct and look forward to providing our guests with traditional a la carte service a range of banquet and tapas menus all designed to share at affordable prices.
“‘Rico’ means delicious and tasty in Spanish and anything Spanish delivers passion and theatre, something we plan to bring to this new dining experience for Brisbane to enjoy.”
Clui Design has been engaged to design the dining venue, the same design team behind Massimo Restaurant & Bar. Rico Bar & Dining at Eagle Street Pier is set to open by October.
Eagle Street Pier has been part of the Brisbane landscape for over 20 years and maintains a long- established position in the Brisbane market as the premier destination for riverside dining in the city. With the city’s best views of the illuminated Story Bridge and strong connectivity to tourist and river ferry services, the Pier is well known for award-winning restaurants, casual dining and entertainment hotspots.
Eagle Street Pier is managed by Dexus and owned by Dexus and Dexus Wholesale Property Fund.E
ddie Giraldo, Head of Retail Leasing at Dexus said: “Eagle Street Pier continues to evolve to meet the needs of the marketplace, and Rico Bar & Dining will be a great addition to the quality range of dining venues on offer.
”Rico Bar & Dining joins a leading mix of dining venues from Cha Cha Char, II Centro Restaurant & Bar, and Pony Dining to Jade Buddha, Sake, Grilld and The Bavarian.