Howard Smith Wharves launches latest venue with a Cantonese flavour

New Cantonese restaurant Stanley has opened at Brisbane’s lifestyle and dining precinct Howard Smith Wharves.

Having relocated from acclaimed Los Angeles restaurant EP/LP, head chef is Louis Tikaram will be dishing up traditional Cantonese-style dishes at the historic two-story building which was one of the first structures built at Howard Smith Wharves in 1936.

What once housed the shipping offices of Howard Smith Co. Ltd and later a water police station, has been transformed into a 220-seat restaurant which features three bars and a private dining space.

“We want to support the local community, so our produce will be predominately sourced from suppliers within 100 kilometres of Stanley,” said Tikaram. “I’m a big believer in flavoursome, healthy food, so I’m excited to welcome diners to Stanley, where we will have a dedicated Peking Duck kitchen, as well as a Dim Sum kitchen which overlooks the riverfront deck.”

Highlights on the Stanley menu include Peking Duck Pancakes, Steamed Hervey Bay Scallops with XO Vermicelli, Byron Bay Berkshire Pork Belly and Steamed Silken Egg Custard, Spanner Crab, White Asparagus and Trout Roe.

A wine list featuring over 400 wines from both Australia and abroad has been carefully curated by Stanley’s head sommelier Thibaud Cregut.

“We’re so excited to have Stanley opening at Howard Smith Wharves, offering a world-class dining experience,” said Howard Smith Wharves founder and director Adam Flaskas.

“Stanley will add a new dimension to the amazing restaurant options we have already, and we’re sure diners will love it.”