NOTA Shutting Its Doors, Different Hospitality Figure Takes the Reins

After a six-year run as one of Paddington’s favourite dining destinations, NOTA Restaurant & Wine Bar on Given Terrace is shutting its doors. The European-inspired restaurant will serve its last meal on August 3rd, 2024.



Co-owners and chefs Kevin Docherty and Sebastiaan de Kort of NOTA
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Co-owners and chefs Kevin Docherty and Sebastiaan de Kort, both former chefs at Moda, opened NOTA in 2018 in the former space of acclaimed French restaurant Montrachet. The exposed brick and warm lighting created an inviting ambience for NOTA’s modern European fare and extensive wine list.

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“Starting NOTA so early in our careers was of course challenging, and we couldn’t have done it without the amazing Paddington community,” said de Kort. “But we are excited for what the future holds, both for us and for the space we’re leaving behind.”

Co-owners and chefs Kevin Docherty and Sebastiaan de Kort of NOTA
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The duo will now focus their efforts on Allonda, the Newstead restaurant they opened in 2022. However, they are passing the Given Terrace location to another yet-to-be-named hospitality figure who plans to reinvent the space.

Chefs Kevin Docherty and Sebastiaan de Kort’s Newstead restaurant, Allonda.
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“It’s important for us to honour the community we’ve built by passing over the space to another hospitality wunderkind who we’re confident will bring a much-needed dining experience to Brisbane,” de Kort added. “We’re incredibly excited to see our much-loved space reinvented.”

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As NOTA winds down, the restaurant will bring back signature dishes like quail with sweet corn polenta, broccolini with anchovy butter, beef bourguignon, and the warm house crumble. Head Sommelier Yanika Sittisuntorn will also return for a final selection of wine pairings.

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The neighbourhood can look forward to a new culinary experience when the unidentified hospitality figure takes the helm at 224 Given Terrace in the coming months.



While Paddington waits for the newcomer, NOTA Restaurant & Wine Bar will serve their remaining meals until August 3, 2024. They are open 6 pm-late on Tuesday-Thursday (last booking at 7:30 pm), 12-2 pm and 6 pm-late (last booking on 8 pm) Friday-Saturday. Catch them before they are gone for good.

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Published 11-June-2024