About

A fusion of Brisbane’s history and its modern, eclectic dining scene.

Kennigo Social House has always been a place where people congregate and mingle.

In 1885, landlady Irene ran it as a boarding house for ‘respectable gentlemen’. In Irene’s view, the sitting down to share an evening meal and some conversation was the height of civility.

Today, that same beautiful, fully restored Queenslander, now over 130 years young and perched at the foot of historic Spring Hill, is one of Brisbane’s newest dining destinations.

The restaurant combines touches of modern chic with restored features richly reminiscent of a bygone Brisbane era. There’s a bar for pre-dinner drinks and a courtyard for al fresco dining. But it’s from the main dining room, with its exposed brickwork walls, dark timbers and copper kitchen implements, that you can truly appreciate this grand old dame. In fact, it still has Irene’s name over the front door (in stained glass, no less).

Most importantly however, it also still upholds her timeless values – as a new, lively eating house where people can come together and converse over wine, interesting beers, or signature cocktails from our resident mixologist.  All this social frivolity is accompanied with quirky dishes or tasty share plates, served in a relaxed, friendly ambience of Brisbane’s newest dining destinations.