Press and Awards

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Now, down to brass tacks: You are residing in frozen part of Queensland’s history; a building whose architecture defines an era. Initially designed for the Queensland National bank in 1881, Mr. Francis Drummond Greville (FDG) completed the three-story brick structure four years later. As one of the most important designs of FDG’s career, no expense was spared in its construction.

Cast your eyes to the gent above the fire place in the front bar. Edward Robert Drury (1832-1896), banker and soldier, was the commander of the Queensland Defence Forces and head of the Queensland National Bank that commissioned and oversaw construction of the building you’re currently in. A true renegade and complete autocrat, he made massive loans and risky acquisitions without consulting his directors or recognising any limits, sometimes even concealing accounts from the board. 1881 saw construction of the jewel in the banks crown; so magnificent were its stained glass and polished cedar that it became known as Drury’s Temple.

Why “Gresham”?

What’s “Gresham”?

Who’s “Gresham”?

 

A fellow by the name of Buckeridge flaunted his architectural skills back in 1890 by his awe-inspiring creation: The Gresham Hotel. It sat behind you now, on the corner of Adelaide and Creek. A building so rich with history met its end in a similarly striking fashion. The great 1974 flood damaged the Gresham Hotel so dramatically, it was demolished. We don’t want to demolish any memories of Gresham Hotel. We want you to soak up the history that surrounds you – and maybe a few whiskies as well.

Awards & Nominations

2014

AUSTRALIAN BARTENDER MAGAZINE
Cocktail Bar of the Year (QLD) – The Gresham (W)
Bar Manager of the Year – Mathew Hewitt
Rookie of the Year – Billie-Jean Bray
New Bar of the Year – The Gresham

2015

AUSTRALIAN BARTENDER MAGAZINE
Rookie of the Year – Thalita Alves
Bar Manager of the Year – Ryan Lane
Australian Bar of the Year – The Gresham (W)
Bar of the Year (QLD – The Gresham (W)
Bar Operator of the Year – Andrew Baturo
Bar Team of the Year – The Gresham
Cocktail Bar of the Year (QLD) – The Gresham

AUSTRALIAN LIQUOR INDUSTRY AWARDS – (ALIAs)
Bar Manager of the Year – Ryan Lane
Bar Team of the Year – The Gresham
Best Wine List – The Gresham
Best Cocktail List – The Gresham
Bar of the Year – The Gresham
Bar Group Operator of the Year – Andrew Baturo

2016

AUSTRALIAN BARTENDER MAGAZINE
Australian Bar of the Year – The Gresham (W)
Rookie of the Year – Ella Rhodes
Bar Manager of the Year – Ryan Lane
Bar of the Year (QLD) – The Gresham (W)
Bar Operator of the Year – Andrew Baturo
Best Bartender’s Bar – The Gresham
Bar Team of the Year – The Gresham
Cocktail Bar of the Year (QLD) – The Gresham
Whiskey Bar of the Year – The Gresham

AUSTRALIAN LIQUOR INDUSTRY AWARDS – (ALIAs)
Bar Manager of the Year – Ryan Lane
Bar Team of the Year – The Gresham
Best Wine List – The Gresham
Best Cocktail List – The Gresham
Bartender of the Year – Brendon Osmers
Bar of the Year – The Gresham
Bar Group Operator – Andrew Baturo

GOURMET TRAVELLER MAGAZINE
Australian Bar of the Year 2015/16 – The Gresham (W)

GOOD FOOD GUIDE (FAIRFAX MEDIA)
Australian Bar of the Year – The Gresham (W)

2017

AUSTRALIAN BARTENDER MAGAZINE
Bar of the Year – The Gresham (W)
Bar Manager of the Year – Ryan Lane
Bar Operator of the Year – Andrew Baturo
Bar Team of the Year – The Gresham
Best Bartenders Bar – The Gresham
Whiskey Bar of the Year – The Gresham
Bar of the Year (QLD) – The Gresham

AUSTRALIAN LIQUOR INDUSTRY AWARDS – (ALIAs)
Bar Manager of the Year – Ryan Lane
Bar Team of the Year – The Gresham
Best Cocktail List – The Gresham
Bartender of the Year – Brendon Osmers
Publican of the Year – Ryan Lane
Bar of the Year – The Gresham
Bar Group Operator of the Year – Andrew Baturo

GOOD FOOD GUIDE (FAIRFAX MEDIA)
Australian Bar of the Year – The Gresham

2018

AUSTRALIAN BARTENDER MAGAZINE
Bar of the Year – The Gresham
Bar Manager of the Year – Ryan Lane
Bar Operator of the Year – DAP & Co
Bar Team of the Year – The Gresham
Whiskey Bar of the Year – The Gresham
Bar of the Year (QLD) – The Gresham

AUSTRALIAN LIQUOR INDUSTRY AWARDS – (ALIAs)
Bar Manager of the Year – Ryan Lane
Bar Team of the Year – The Gresham (W)
Best Wine List – The Gresham
Best Cocktail List – The Gresham
Bartender of the Year – Kal Moore
Bar of the Year – The Gresham
Bar Group Operator – DAP & Co

TALES OF THE COCKTAIL SPIRITED AWARDS
Top 10 Asia/Pacific Bar Team of the Year – The Gresham
Top 10 Asia/Pacific High-Volume Bar – The Gresham

2019

TALES OF THE COCKTAIL SPIRITED AWARDS
Top 10 Asia/Pacific Bar Team of the Year – The Gresham

AUSTRALIAN BARTENDER MAGAZINE
Whiskey Bar Of The Year – The Gresham
Bar Team of the Year – The Gresham
Bar of the Year (QLD) – The Gresham

AUSTRALIAN LIQUOR INDUSTRY AWARDS – (ALIAs)
Bar Team of the Year – The Gresham (W)
Best Cocktail List – The Gresham
Bartender of the Year – Millie Tang (W)
Bar of the Year – The Gresham
Bar Group Operator – DAP & Co