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New dining venues set to open at Eagle Street Pier for Christmas


lBrisbane’s iconic riverfront dining destination welcomes two new venues in time for Christmas. COPPA and Cha Cha Char Steak and Lobster will open at Eagle Street Pier in December.


To make way for the two new dining venues one of Brisbane’s most respected restaurateurs will depart the Pier after two decades of proudly serving Brisbane. John Kilroy from Cha Cha Char and II Centro will retire after making an outstanding contribution to the Brisbane hospitality industry.


Head of Retail Leasing for Dexus, Eddie Giraldo shared, “We thank John for his wonderful contribution to the Brisbane dining scene over many years. Eagle Street Pier continues to evolve to deliver a compelling array of dining venues, we look forward to welcoming COPPA and Cha Cha Char Steak and Lobster to the mix.”


Cha Cha Char Steak and Lobster will open doors in early December and will serve a quality menu and dining experience. Notable restaurateur Michael Tassis (of George’s Paragon, Rico Bar & Dining and Massimo) will execute the new concept, along with business partner Ciao Rossetto.


Michael Tassis, of the Tassis Family, have been running successful & award-winning restaurants for over 30 years. Both Tassiss and Rossetto guarantee a beautiful alfresco dining experience serving up institutional favourites such as quality cut meats, plus the opportunity to indulge in Australia’s finest and freshest lobster sourced from Tasmania and Western Australia. Following a meal, guests can lounge in the Whisky and Wine Bar where they can taste from over 150 whiskeys and exceptional wines.


Michel Tassis said, “We’re looking forward to what is to come with Cha Cha Char Steak and Lobster and particularly excited for what this new concept will bring, and we’re sure Brisbane will love it.”

COPPA will replace the previous Il Centro site and will offer casual indoor and alfresco dining. COPPA's seasonal food menu combines the rich tradition of coastal Italian cuisine with bountiful Australian ingredients.


COPPA restaurateur, Tom Sanceau is one half of The Happy Fat Group who serve up a wealth of experience as he has cemented his reputation in Australia, Los Angeles and London with a range of diverse, award-winning venues ranging from small bars, to restaurants and pubs.


Tom Sanceau said, “Myself and The Happy Fat Group could not be more excited to relocate COPPA to such an iconic dining destination and offer the COPPA experience with river views at Eagle Street Pier.”

In addition to the new dining fare, across summer The Pier will come alive with live music and family entertainment.


For further information on new venues and upcoming entertainment please visit: eaglestreetpier.com.au

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