Over 200 of Brisbane’s movers and shakers celebrated the relaunch of Deery’s Restaurant and Smokehouse last week

The Story Bridge Hotel threw a rambunctious party for the relaunch of its biggest restaurant, Deery’s Smokehouse.

Guests enjoyed samples of the new menu, including local shucked oysters and grilled steak, washed down with rum, tea and cinnamon cocktails.

Exposed timber beams and reclaimed furniture – all very fashionable, of course – are the only remnants of Deery’s past life as a traditional steakhouse.