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Tryp Fortitude Valley Warren Turnbull Chur - EDITED

Star Sydney chef Warren Turnbull is set to his first Chur eatery in Brisbane, along with a hip new roof top bar called Up, at the soon-to-open Tryp Fortitude Valley hotel in Brisbane.

Turnbull is the brains behind some of Sydney and Auckland’s busiest restaurants and bars, including Assiette, District Dining, Mexican Food and Liquor and Chur Burger.

Up and Chur will be located in Tryp Fortitude Valley, a unique boutique 65-room establishment currently under construction on Constance Street, set to open in late July.

The hotel, the first Tryp in Australia, has been attracting attention during its build phase as it features striking art by world acclaimed street artists Magee, Numskull, Rone and Beastman.

The hotel is being developed by its owner, Jay McPhee and will be managed by Wyndham Hotel Group in the South Pacific.

“To be alongside Australia’s first Tryp hotel is a fantastic opportunity. I am so excited to be bringing Chur to Brisbane and relocating to this amazing city,” said Turnbull.

“I’ve been visiting Brisbane for years and fallen in love with it; the people, the weather and the vibe are so enticing, and works so well with the Chur brand, which is totally laid back, cool and relaxing. It is an environment where you will feel just as comfortable wearing your footy shirt and thongs or a designer dress and diamonds,” he said.

Chur will offer a range of burgers, snacks and larger plates all made from the freshest ingredients cooked by chefs and served with a wide range of local and imported beers.

“There will be great local wines and some fun interesting cocktails served by friendly staff who enjoy coming to work and being part of the Chur family we have created,” said Turnbull.

True to Chur’s Sydney offerings, Turnbull said the music plays a big part in the experience.

“The tunes are upbeat and range from the classic 80’s to old school hip hop and beyond. Yes it’s loud but it’s cool and creates a fun and relaxed environment to hang with friends or even chill by yourself,” he said.

“Up is going to have an upmarket vibe yet feel super casual and relaxing, said Turnbull, “It will be an airy, open space, where you will feel comfortable having a drink and bite with a mate, a special someone or just a group of colleagues for an after work beverage.”

Up will offer a range of delectable seasonal smaller plate style offerings. Delicious but simple cocktails, champagnes, great wines and a wide selection of tap beers will be on offer. Chilled soul and funk will have you grooving away whilst being outdoors in Brisbane’s newest rooftop bar with a license until 2am.

“The chefs will keep it exciting and tasty by using the best and freshest of seasonal produce,” said Turnbull. “Up will also be the perfect place for your birthday, work function, product launch or even wedding reception. The venue is licensed for 240 people, so no matter what your preference we can surely work something out to make it your special day.”

Scrap Wall who designed the original Chur with Turnbull is once again on board for Brisbane’s Chur and Up, to bring some of the same flavours and style to Brisbane.

“Turnbull’s talents continue to evolve as he challenges himself to create new and exciting restaurants and bars. We are thrilled to partner with him on his first Brisbane venture at Tryp Fortitude Valley,” said Wyndham Hotel Group Managing Director, Barry Robinson.

“There will be great synergy between the offerings of the restaurant, the rooftop bar and the hotel, which will add to the overall experience for hotel guests,” he said.

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