Bamboo Basket is the latest addition to the vibrant riverfront precinct, Portside Wharf.

The popular Chinese restaurant has joined the expanding list of retailers at the residential, retail and dining precinct, and is set to open its doors in October 2013.

Located adjacent to Belvedere Bar and Grill, Bamboo Basket brings the tastes of Shanghai to the growing precinct, dishing up quality, authentic dumplings and hand-pulled noodles.

Owner Felix Ip says the existing restaurant located on Grey Street Southbank has become known for its versatility and quality cuisine and he is looking forward to delivering a delicious, affordable option to Portside Wharf, which is fast becoming Brisbane’s premier destination for fine dining and boutique shopping.

“The restaurant showcases authentic northern-style Chinese cuisine, specialising in handmade noodles and dumplings,” he said.

“Bamboo Basket’s specialty is Xiao Long Bao, which are steamed Shanghai style pork dumplings with soup filling.

“It’s our signature dish and very popular with our regular customers at Southbank, along with our handmade noodles, which are made fresh in front of you.”

He says the open kitchen will be a feature, where customers – either waiting for a movie at Dendy Cinemas or passers by going for a stroll along the wharf – can be entertained by professional, skilled chefs rolling out dough, filling and pinching dumplings and making noodles.

The extensive menu also features other northern specialties such as traditional Peking duck and Shandong pork dumplings and has been designed with vegetarians and gluten free diets in mind.

“Bamboo Basket is ideally enjoyed with a group so that you can share and taste a variety of dishes, but is also a very popular choice for lunch,” Mr Ip said.

“Portside Wharf has a unique customer base, with hundreds of residential apartments above the retail shops and in the surrounding area, as well as those who work in the precinct and passengers from the Brisbane Cruise Ship Terminal.

“Our lunchtime specials will give workers, residents and shoppers another affordable, convenient lunch option.”

Brookfield Residential Properties Project Director Lee Butterworth says Bamboo Basket is an established, popular restaurant with loyal customers and it adds another dimension to the eclectic mix of dining options already available at Portside Wharf.

“Bamboo Basket has added a refreshing modern twist to traditional yum cha, with take away and a la carte menu options, which are bound to be very popular with residents living in the luxury residential apartments at Portside Wharf, workers and Hamilton locals.

“Portside now boasts a mix of Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Mexican, Modern Australian and Mediterranean cuisine, so there really is something for everybody to suit any mood and budget.”

Portside Wharf is now home to over 30 boutique retailers and offers a variety of popular dining choices including The Burrito Bar, Ginga, Sono, Belvedere Bar & Grill, Gusto Da Gianni, Byblos, Cruisers Cafe and Restaurant Manx.

More retail spaces are available at Portside Wharf and range from 50sqm to 240sqm, to suit a diverse range of businesses.

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