A concept transported from Queenstown to Queensland, Rodd & Gunn x The Lodge Bar & Dining, James St is an innovative first for the Australian market, offering a blended hospitality and retail experience like no other.

Launching Thursday 19 May, Rodd & Gunn x The Lodge Bar & Dining, James Stwill be an immersive one-of-a-kind destination, melding fashion, food and wine in the Fortitude Valley neighbourhood. Housed in a heritage-listed building, the 749 square metre multi-faceted flagship will showcase Rodd & Gunn’s seasonal fashion collection alongside an elevated, yet approachable, dining experience.

“James St is the lifestyle hub of Brisbane and a major drawcard for local, interstate and international tourism. Given the strength of the local area, it provides the best platform for us to showcase our concept and we have been lucky enough to secure one of the preeminent sites on the street,” Rodd & Gunn executive general manager of hospitality, Josh Beagley said.

“Our dedication and commitment to excellence, putting our guests first and aiming to exceed their expectations is at the forefront of what we do.”

The space includes a downstairs corner bar with banquette seating, a vibrant dining room and a seamless passage to the retail space. Level one will be home to a contemporary bar, private dining room and a wraparound balcony that allows for panoramic views of the James Street strip, with capacity to seat 150+ guests. The interior of the build reflects Rodd & Gunn’s rich heritage, featuring American oak wood flooring, wool rugs, tan leather, and brass accents throughout.