University of Queensland Campus, Alumni Court, St Lucia QLD 4072
Saturday : 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
General access and guided tours

Patina at Alumni Court is a stunning contemporary restaurant tucked away next to University of Queensland’s historic sandstone Great Court.

The restaurant has been constructed with the dining space incorporating the heritage-listed former Radon Laboratory, accented with flairs inspired by its inner-city sister venue.

Those familiar with Customs House’s iconic copper dome may notice Patina’s brass and copper-coloured finishes and luxe interiors that flourish in the open-air atmosphere created by the surrounding Alumni Gardens.

Patina brings it’s famed paddock to plate philosophy and unique shared dining experience to the tranquil setting of The University of Queensland Campus.

The Alumni Association of The University of Queensland – now Alumni Friends – donated significant funds to establish Alumni Court, now home to Patina.

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Tour Information

Additional Activities

Refreshments available, Food & Beverage, Patina Restaurant and Merlo Cafe are open on Saturday

Wheelchair access


Is Heritage listed



Recent Architectural or Engineering Awards: 2023 AIA Brisbane Regional Commendation for Commercial Architecture

DM2 Architecture
The original Radon Laboratory was built in 1955, Alumni Court was built in 1970, and Patina Restaurant was built in 2021/2022