Welcome to TAMA
TAMA embodies simplicity, elegance, and the culinary expertise of Richard Ousby and Alan Hunter, renowned hospitality talents. Richard Ousby, our Executive Chef, emerged from retirement after an illustrious career with the Van Haandel Group, as well as notable stints at Quay Sydney and Stokehouse.
With strong partnerships in the Scenic Rim, Darling Downs, Granite Belt, and North Queensland, we procure exceptional local ingredients that capture the region’s flavours. Our dedication to sourcing the best proteins in Australia ensures harmonious dishes with our Queensland produce, featuring hand-dived scallops, line-caught reef fish, and exclusive access to previously export-only Queensland wagyu beef.
Our dishes showcase unique and innovative preparation, with a smoky undertone imparted by our Spanish-imported Josper oven. Indulge in our caviar service and table-side artisan cheese, the epitome of opulence. The Story Room adds a final touch of finesse with our house-made pickles, ferments, and sweets, each crafted over months to enhance the essence of every dish.
Complementing our culinary delights is our exceptional beverage offering, curated by one of Brisbane’s finest talents, Alan Hunter. With his expertise as a former General Manager at OTTO and industry accolades such as Pol Roger 2013 Sommelier of the Year and Wine List of the Year in the Good Food Guide 2019, Alan ensures a seamless harmony between food and beverage.
Our carefully curated wine list celebrates both cult Australian brands and exclusive international varietals that are a rare find in the country. You’ll discover an eclectic mix of wines, including selections from esteemed local wineries like Witches Falls Winery and Symphony Hill, alongside rare French wines and Champagne from both large and independent growers. Whether you’re an enthusiastic wine lover or a seasoned oenophile, our selection will captivate your palate.
At TAMA, we celebrate the venue’s rich history while delivering a modern flair without pretension. This means you can join us for a special occasion or make it a regular part of your dining routine—there’s a place for everyone here.