Restaurant Two is a Brisbane fine dining venue. The award-winning restaurant has been serving high quality food and wine for over a decade under head chef David Pugh. The current restaurant menu is available online. To enjoy a fine dining experience in Brisbane's heritage-listed Old Mineral House, see our booking page.
New Opening Hours
May 2, 2013
From Monday May 5th, Restaurant Two will close on Mondays for lunch and dinner. Chef/ Owner David Pugh made the decision following a city-wide decline in early week diners after the introduction of week night and weekend paid parking by the Brisbane City Council. We are looking forward to welcoming you from Tuesday to Friday for lunch and Tuesday to Saturday for dinner. Don’t forget to take advantage of our great parking offers with Secure Parking when you do!
Parking for Wedding guests
April 17, 2013
In response to Brisbane City Council’s decision to introduce off peak paid parking, we have organised a fixed rate with local parking garage Secure Parking on the corner of Margaret and Albert street. All R2 wedding guests and patrons who park on weekends and leave before midnight can enjoy a $10 fixed rate for the duration of their meal and not worry about the parking inspectors! Just go to the secure parking website. You must pre book your parking with SECURE PARKING to secure the $10 rate. http://www.secureparking.com.au/car%20parks/
Variety of Chefs Ball 2013
April 9, 2013
The annual Variety of Chefs Gala Ball is on June 15th at the Hilton Grand Ballroom.
Pugh is once again one of the 9 chefs involved in this fantastic event, featuring the best food, wine and entertainment around. It’s always a great night for a great cause, so contact Jessica at Restaurant Two on Jessica@restaurant2.com.au
Update on Paid Parking in Brisbane CBD!
December 1, 2012
Chef Pugh is excited to announce that Mayor Quirk has agreed to meet with him on monday afternoon about the paid parking issue. this means we only have a few days to send Mayor Quirk a strong message that we don’t want paid parking in the Brisbane CBD on nights or weekends. you can help by doing the following things.
1. Lots of likes on our facebook page set up specifically for campaign. Please share on your personal page also! We only have a few days and we need hundreds of likes to make our point.
2. Please take 30 second to dask off a quick but firm email to Mayor Quirk about this issue. Dozens of letters have already been send but we need hundreds of emails to quirks office by email about the impact it will have on business, workers and the community.
Thanks for your support! It’s only with the help of the community that we can get this decision overturned!
Extending Paid Parking Hours in the Brisbane CBD
November 22, 2012
City Restauranteurs are furious about the Brisbane City Council’s increased restrictions and fees for parking in the Brisbane CBD, and they’re not taking it lying down.
They are petitioning the Mayor of Brisbane City Council Graham Quirk to repeal the changes to ensure that city restaurants and businesses don’t close down.
Restaurant Two owner and head Chef David Pugh said “At the end of the day it’s an unfair extra cost for city customers at a time we should be encouraging people to spend money and stimulate the local economy. Council needs to take responsibility for their decisions and understand that they have significant impacts for local businesses. Brett’s Wharf closed down earlier this year because of this kind of stupid decision making, and I’m sure these parking fees and restrictions will do the same thing for city venues.”
“To be frank, I think the only reason Council need to do this is to pay for the Clem 7 and the Legacy Way. I have stayed in Business for 14 years by being financially responsible and not spending money I don’t have. We have already seen one successful restaurant close down this year, all because of council’s indecision about a road upgrade, and I think it’s time for small business to say- we are not a piggy bank. You built those tunnels, so you pay for them. Don’t dig into the pockets of small businesses and ratepayers to cover your backsides. This decision WILL close down some restaurants in the CBD, there is no two ways about that.”
Moda Owner and Head Chef Javier Codina is also concerned about the time restrictions that will apply until 10pm at night. “The average sitting time at most city venues is well over two hours, these restrictions will prevent our customers from using off street parking at all. Many of my diners make dinner reservations for 7pm so they don’t have to pay for parking. It’s not hard to see that this will result in diners staying home rather than coming out.”
Javier and David are just two of the many restaurant owners who will be impacted, and they are calling on Brisbane City Council to revoke the changes. Says David “This is a massive change to transportation in the city, and it should have been mentioned at the election, which was only 6 months ago. They don’t have a mandate to implement these charges, so they should do the right thing and reverse the decision.”
November 12, 2012
Are you considering having your wedding at Restaurant Two? Due to the number of wedding venues that have closed in Brisbane this year we have a larger than usual number of bookings for 2013, so if you’d like to have your wedding here at Restaurant Two, call Jessica today on 0414 622 931 to arrange a viewing.