Mantle Group is one of Queensland’s largest and longest running food and beverage operators.
Mantle Group was established in 1979 and in 1982 became one of the first retailers in Queen Street Mall.
Today, Mantle Group operates Queen Street’s Pig ‘N’ Whistle, Jimmy’s on the Mall and Milano along one of Australia’s busiest pedestrian malls. The group also includes six other Pig N Whistle restaurants (Riverside, Indooroopilly, Brunswick Street, King George Square, West End and Redbank Plains), the State Library Café, The Charming Squire, Phuc Deli-Viet Restaurant Indooroopilly, Phuc Deli-Viet Restaurant West End and a catering company Mantle & Cook. Mantle Group operates two venues (Jimmy’s On The Mall and Pig ‘N’ Whistle Queen Street), 24 hours, seven days a week. Both venues have been pivotal in providing a safe environment and a constant presence within Brisbane’s CBD.
Fully integrated business
Nine years ago, Mantle Group built a large purpose-built commercial kitchen in East Brisbane, which services and streamlines all of our hospitality operations. The business is fully integrated – developing their own coffee, wine and beer brands, growing and sourcing their own beef, creating new sauces and dishes in their central kitchen.
To ensure the ingredients used in their venues are consistently top-quality, Mantle Group has removed any room for error by cutting out the middle men when it comes to their suppliers. Over the past 38 years, Mantle Group’s customers have come to appreciate their attention to detail, use of fresh produce and, importantly, that meals are consistently top-quality.
Paddock to plate
Where possible, Mantle Group likes to source and manage every step of the process from paddock to plate. Mantle Group has its own herd of Black Angus cattle in the hills of Bilambil Heights, NSW, which provides all of the restaurants with top-quality veal. Organic herbs, curry leaves, fruit, kaffir limes and galangal are grown at Mantle Group’s own specialty farm at Pullenvale in the western suburbs of Brisbane.
To assist with their paddock to plate ethos, Mantle Group operate a central production kitchen with a butchery, patisserie, coffee roaster, saucier and cook chill facility. Following the example of major restaurant groups in Japan and Europe, Mantle Group has developed equipment and systems to centrally produce both ingredients and meals to a consistently high standard.
Based out of the central kitchen, Mantle Group has their in-house butcher who handles all cuts of meat for the venues, including creating their own specialty sausages. Alongside the butcher, Mantle Group’s central kitchen has a full time French pastry chef who makes all of the pastries and desserts for all venues. The pastry chef and butcher are joined by a chief saucier who makes all the sauces and gravies.
Mantle Group also manufactures their own furniture, design and build their own premises and through Mayfair College (our Australian Government accredited training organisation or RTO) train staff to Diploma level.
Reducing group’s carbon footprint
Mantle Group’s systemised and internal processes also assist in reducing the group’s carbon footprint and cutting costs associated to suppliers, which are then passed on to the customer.
All aspects of Mantle Group – service, product, décor and management – are directed at treasuring customers. Based on this foundation, Mantle Group has a business which is sustainable and has room for strong growth.
It is the reason why they are still operating today, after 38 years of business, where many of their competitors have closed their doors or are struggling in this environment. These processes will also set them in the right path for the next 38 years.
Jimmy's on the Mall
Jimmy’s on the Mall is an Australian icon trading 24 hours a day, 7 days a week since 1982 in the middle of the country’s most successful community and retail Mall, the Queen Street Mall, Brisbane. Mantle Group’s commitment to always be open and offer an extensive food and beverage menu has been a key ingredient in the success of the Queen Street Mall.Find out more
Phuc (pronounced ‘Fook’) Deli-Viet is one of Brisbane’s most popular Vietnamese restaurants, and now has two convenient locations. Phuc Deli Indooroopilly can be found on level 3 of Indooroopilly Shopping Centre and Phuc Deli West End can be found in the SW1 building on the corner of Melbourne and Merivale Streets in South Brisbane.
Phuc Deli-Viet serves healthy Vietnamese dishes, mostly low fat, gluten free and natural. Offering truly unique and authentic street food flavours, Phuc Deli-Viet has been serving customers from across Brisbane for the past 16 years. Both venues are fully licensed and offer a range of great beverages from wine, to beer and cider.
The Library Café
Mantle Group acquired The Library Café located underneath the state library in late 2011. The venue is a cosmopolitan café with a strong cultural connection with the surrounding artistic precinct.Find out more
Mantle & Cook
Mantle & Cook is a premium catering company with a track record and capacity to delivery large-scale and innovative catering and banqueting. Mantle & Cook has the facilities and experience to cater for functions from 20 to 5,000 people of all sizes and budgets.Find out more
Milano is an elegant outdoor café in the European tradition with an emphasis on excellent Italian cuisine and an extensive wine and beverage list.Find out more
Pig ‘N’ Whistle
The Pig ‘N’ Whistle venues are authentically themed and operated as British pub & restaurant offerings. The Pig ‘N’ Whistle brand has a significant international following of British expatriates with football (soccer) matches shown live and international broadcasts cutting live to the fans at Pig ‘N’ Whistle venues.
The seven Pig ‘N’ Whistle venues are all in close proximity to Brisbane’s vibrant CBD and employ over 150 staff, including many from the UK and Ireland.
The Charming Squire
Developed in partnership with Brisbane’s renowned hospitality group, Mantle Group, and ideally located in Brisbane’s thriving cultural South Bank precinct (next to South Brisbane train station), The Charming Squire is the perfect place for a fun night out, a special function or a casual catch up over lunch or dinner. It’s also a working James Squire brewery where you can get acquainted with the brewing process as you explore the James Squire craft beer range, all the while enjoying delicious dishes designed to complement the flavours of the beers.Find out more