One of the most iconic features of Brisbane is, of course, the Brisbane River. It has been a source of water, food, and transport for over 40,000 years. The Turrbal Nation of Indigenous people, who have inhabited the shores of the Brisbane River for 40,000 years, were great fishermen, using the river as a resource for food which included many varieties of fish, shellfish, crabs and prawns. It was also important spiritually to the Turrbal people.
Today as it meanders its way for some 350kms, from the Ranges to Moreton Bay, the Brisbane River is still a source of water. It provides transport, and entertainment like rowing and Riverfire. However, despite being the lifeblood of the River City, occasionally that revered beauty and consistency has been disrupted by several great floods.
Today, at Will & Flow you can sit over the Brisbane River, enjoy a rustic menu featuring fresh seafood and exceptional Queensland produce, with spectacular views of the city and South Bank.
Will & Flow is a stunning overwater bar taking its name from the neighbouring Goodwill Bridge and the constant flow of the longest river in South East Queensland. Enter off the boardwalk, adjacent to the city end of the Goodwill Bridge. At the front there are tables and chairs where you can bring your dog and relax over breakfast, whilst through the cocktail bar, to the back there is a large wooden deck overlooking the river. The space is largely al fresco with a nautical timber and rope theme, rope chairs, wooden tables, benches and stools arranged along a long bar overlooking the river.
This is a place to sit and relax with a beer, wine or cocktail and watch the world go by. The service is casual, friendly and unhurried. Perhaps not the place for a quick bite before the theatre but perfect for after-work wind-downs; catch-ups with friends and romantic interludes.
The food is appropriate for the venue – great share platters of antipasto, cheese and wood-fired delicacies from the tiled oven. There is a range of wood-fired pizzas, including vegetarian, dessert and gluten-free options. And, of course, seafood – oysters, scallops, fresh prawns, smoked salmon, as well as roasted pork belly and generous BBQ beef nachos.
Will & Flow is a cocktail bar with several signature cocktails, including The State of Origin Negroni. There is a good wine list with champagne and wines by the glass and, of course, beers to enjoy as the sun goes down.
On Thursdays enjoy “Beats & Eats” with a live DJ and $20 pizza & prosecco specials. Will & Flow is the perfect place for special events such as weddings and parties. As it is sometimes closed for special events, it is wise to book or check availability before you come at willandflow.com.au/book
And if you want to book a special event, for groups of 25 or more, please contact the Treasury Brisbane Events Team: 07 3306 8852 or email@example.com
Will & Flow – a great place to chill and relax on the banks of the Brisbane River.
By Jeremy Ryland
Jeremy Ryland dined as a guest of the venue