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Tumbling Stone redefines hotel restaurants with art and style

Tumbling Stone redefines hotel restaurants with art and style

| On 25, Nov 2016

The Johnson Hotel’s recent addition, Tumbling Stone, sits out the front of the hotel to welcome all patrons; hotel guests and non-hotel guests alike with its artistic flair.

With its newly designed interior of wooden flooring and brick walls, the combination screams effortlessly flawless. Warm lighting is soft enough to carve out a gentle mood but bright enough for flattering photos. The modern design is littered with subtle hints of foliage; hanging casually on the walls, sitting on the tables, and creeping on the ceilings. Some areas are creatively partitioned by walls of dangling beads that provide enough exclusivity for private bookings yet reveal enough to draw curiosity.


The bar and restaurant was inspired by the work of celebrated Australian abstract artist, Michael Johnson. The print, ‘Tumbling Stone’, itself is available for viewing in the bar and lounge area.

Since Tumbling Stone is open seven days a week from morning till late to provide room service for the Johnson Hotel guests, it is also to the benefit of those who needva venue for that business coffee, lunch date, or party reservation. With 160 diners plus bar seating available, Tumbling Stone is readily equipped for any reservation.


Cooking with locally sourced ingredients – some from the restaurant’s very own garden – Tumbling Stone served up our order deliciously. We had the gluten-free braised oxtail, the gluten-free blackened belly of bangalow sweet pork, the confit Murray river cod, and the Bangalow Sweet pork with fennel meat balls.

The oxtail was served with basil, onion, and bone marrow beignet; the blackened belly with chilli, kimchi, and finger lime; the sweet pork and fennel meat balls with napolitana, parmesan, and crisp ciabatta; and the cod with leeks, blue cheese, and prosciutto. All the dishes were artistically presented like its well-designed restaurant.

The Details
What Modern Australian Cuisine
When Mon – Sun: 7am – 10pm
Where 477 Boundary Street, Spring Hill, Brisbane