Locals can soon enjoy a piece of France at new high-end boulangerie and salon de thé, Rise Bakery, with its chic fit-out now underway at Portside Wharf, ahead of its anticipated opening in April (2023).
Curated by renowned French-born Chef Pâtissier Adrien Marcinowski and Chef Maxime Bournazel, Rise Bakery first launched in 2021 at the Gold Coast’s sophisticated Sanctuary Cove.
After successfully capturing the hearts of Gold Coast cafegoers with their buttery croissants, delicate pâtisseries and ambience, owner and Chef Maxime Bournazel said the pair were delighted to bring Rise Bakery to Brisbane.
“Rise Bakery was born out of our desire to recreate an authentic experience of visiting pâtisseries and boulangeries with loved ones, just like we did growing up in France, from design and atmosphere to taste,” said Mr Bournazel.
“We have been fortunate to be able to do this with Rise Bakery on the Gold Coast and look forward to offering the same experience to Brisbane customers at Portside Wharf.”
Mr Bournazel said his team were drawn to the tenancy, which includes 75sqm of indoor dining space and an additional 80sqm alfresco terrasse, at Portside Wharf due to the precinct’s vibrant community and prime riverfront location.
“We decided to open our first venue in Brisbane at Portside Wharf because we loved the community feel here. We also love being close to the water, as it reminds us of enjoying meals by the French Riviera,” he said.
“The luxurious fit-out has been designed by Brisbane based Clui Design, with builder the Lowry Group commencing work in January.
“When complete, Rise Bakery will feature an elegant and glamourous French-style interior with hues of dreamy whites, soft pinks and accents of gold throughout our indoor and outdoor dining spaces, along with a champagne bar.
“We are also delighted to be a part of Portside Wharf’s next chapter, with the planned redevelopment already underway making it an exciting time to call the precinct home.”
When it comes to the menu, Mr Bournazel said customers would get a taste of everyday French staples that foodies around the globe have come to know and love.
“Rise Bakery will have all your French classics made fresh daily, including flaky croissants, pain au chocolat, artisan bread and delicious pâtisseries,” he said.
“We will also have a selection of drinks to suit every occasion, including premium organic Tavalon tea, locally roasted coffee beans from Bear Bones Coffee and, true to French tradition, champagne from our French suppliers to pair with the meals.
“Enjoying a freshly made pâtisserie with champagne is something everyone should experience.”
Brookfield Residential Properties Managing Director Lee Butterworth said Rise Bakery was the perfect addition to Portside Wharf’s diverse dining offerings.
“We are delighted to welcome Chef Marcinowski, Chef Bournazel and the Rise Bakery team to Portside Wharf, bringing with them a touch of France to our riverside community,” he said.
“The unique dining experience Rise Bakery will offer our customers is sure to be widely enjoyed by locals and communities around Brisbane, and adds yet another cuisine to the array of high-quality venues on offer, including seafood, Italian, Japanese and Mediterranean.”
Mr Butterworth said Rise Bakery would be taking up a high-profile tenancy near Portside Wharf’s northern entrance, which is currently under redevelopment as part of the precinct’s extensive makeover.
“Rise Bakery plays a vital part in our vision to redefine the precinct and enhance our dining, retail and entertainment offerings for our vibrant local community to embrace, and will be one of the first venues you see when you enter Portside Wharf,” he said.
“We are continuing discussions with a range of new dining, wellness, convenience and boutique offerings who share in our vision for Portside Wharf, and look forward to sharing more exciting announcements soon.”
Portside Wharf features more than 12,000sqm of retail, dining and entertainment space and is home to many famed venues, including Byblos, Gusto Da Gianni, Sono Japanese Restaurant and Dendy Cinema. Recently announced seafood restaurant, Fosh, by celebrated restaurateur Michael Tassis is also anticipated to open on the riverfront in April (2023).