New Brisbane event space with a garden vibe

A new events space has opened at Brisbane’s Roma Street Parkland.

Hospitality veterans Simon and Josie Garbutt and Nick and Malin Abbink are behind The Garden Room, which is taking over the former ­Melange Cafe site next to the Celebration Lawn.

The dual function space will act as a casual eaterie and bar serving breakfast, brunch, lunch and drinks late into the afternoon. The venue features a front bar space and an alfresco area along the edge of the escarpment.

Former Wine & Dine’m Catering chef Simon is leading the kitchen, creating a menu of elevated, classic cafe favourites.

“It’s an all-day menu identifiable to everyone, but not too simple for the food connoisseur,” Garbutt told the Courier Mail.