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Tuesday 15 August 2023

A gourmet adventure with a difference to launch in Brisbane


When I go out for a meal I like to sit down in a relaxed atmosphere to enjoy some food and a couple of glasses of wine. 

Others, apparently, like to combine a dining experience with a climbing experience in harnesses. 

To each their own. 

Brisbane Powerhouse is preparing to welcome daring diners to Vertigo, a brand-new restaurant that it says boasts the best view in town.

Vertigo is Brisbane’s first vertical restaurant, a dining experience four stories above the ground overhanging Brisbane Powerhouse’s industrial façade.

As part of the adventure, guests are escorted to the rooftop, where they don safety harnesses and climb out to their seats to experience sky-high city views and a 17-metre drop beneath their feet.

Meals will be crafted by Bar Alto chefs and once dinner is complete, diners have the option to descend through Brisbane Powerhouse, or end their meal with another adrenalin burst by using droplines down the building’s façade. 

Opening in October, Vertigo will host multiple tables of two each evening, Thursday to Sunday, weather permitting.

“Vertigo is unlike anything else in the world, it is a unexpected combination of adventure tourism and fine dining on a heritage site,” says Brisbane Powerhouse CEO/artistic director Kate Gould. 

“Stepping off the roof of Brisbane Powerhouse to take a seat suspended at your table, four stories above the ground, will be the ultimate thrill."

Count me out - but I expect it will be very popular. 

Queensland Tourism Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said Vertigo would take the city’s fine dining scene to an entirely new level. He's a punster!

“Vertigo is set to redefine culinary adventure and encourage new visitors enjoy our great Queensland lifestyle from a different perspective,” Hinchliffe said.

Vertigo’s set menu can be adapted to cater for most dietary requirements and will cost $250 per person.

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