This heritage-listed centre has everything you need, all in the one place! From grocery stores, to fashion brands, dining venues and health stops, McWhirters Retail hosts more than 40 local, national and international shops and eateries - running errands has never been easier!
When the apple falls off the tree it drops straight into your basket at McWhirters Farmers Market. You won’t find fresher produce – trust us on this one. The team at McWhirters Farmers Market pride themselves on putting the highest quality, vitamin-filled fruit and veg onto their shelves for your home-cooked meals. Once you’ve got the veg sorted, it’s time for the meat. Ismal’s Halal Meats is a certified Halal butchery with a strong commitment to MEATing your needs. Seems you’re on your way to making quite the banquet but we’ve got a few more stops yet! Shop scrumptious Indian sauces and spices at Greeta Enterprises Indian Grocers and transform your dish from edible to ‘taste explosion’. The super helpful staff at Greeta will help you nail the right flavours and avoid any disasters in the kitchen. Next, pop in to Best Friends Asian Grocer for all-things fried and preserved. The aisles are stocked full of authentic Filipino products perfect to accompany your meal. So that’s the family feast sorted, now let’s get you styled.
If you’re after one-off wardrobe items, you’re bound to score at McWhirters. Sassy Collection is a great place to start looking for that statement piece. They stock racks of garments laced in sequins and silk so you’ll be sure to dazzle. If you’re after a bargain, Red Cross has got your back. They cover all bases as far as clothing goes, and their ‘retro’ section is a massive crowd-pleaser. No washing machine? No worries. Buy your basics from Dollars and Sense. You’ll pick up everything from clothing, beauty essentials and gifts, to kitchenware, stationery and outdoor goods. It’s one of those ‘go in for one item and end up buying the whole shop’ type of stores so maybe go in with a list...For your favourite accessories you need to know about NTP Jewellery. If your watch has stopped or you broke your favourite gold chain, they’ll know what to do. The team at NTP will repair any type of jewellery, with extreme care, and treat your delicate pieces as if they are their own. Thinking of styling your crib rather than yourself? Head to Elite Homewares. From candles to coffee tables, the interior inspiration is endless.
Ahh, the lunchtime rush. What do you feel like? A wrap from Fresh To Go? Good Morning Sushi maybe? Or how about an Oh Kebab? If you’ve got a bit more time on your hands, relax at one of the many eateries on offer. Kainan Sa Valley boasts a Filipino haven, with their famous fix of Adobo and Halo Halo. Thai Wi-Rat cooks up a combination of Thai and Laos dishes popular with locals, or taste the flavoursome Hyderabad Biryani at Balti Indian Restaurant. McWhirters is also home to the best Banh Mi in Brisbane; there’s always time for Banh Mi Time. The superb staff at Cheungs Cakes & Café and Café De Manilla are the kind of people you wish you had as your personal chefs. They do everything bakery, and just wait ‘til you see their exquisite cakes (cue all jaws drop to the floor).
Gentlemen: feel like freshening up after a busy week? You deserve to bask in the pleasures of getting groomed, and who better to get you looking slick than Blokes on Brunswick. Ladies, set aside time for self-indulgence and get yourself to one of the many beauty stops in McWhirters. For some major R&R, Tiens Massage will take you to a world of luxury. If you’re after fresh claws, Miss Mekong Nails & Beauty will give you just that. Miss Mekong also specialises in waxing, eyelash extensions and hair styling. How’s that for two birds with one stone?! To get yourself a brand new ‘do, head over to Silvia’s Hair Design, Me + U Hairdresser or L. City Hair. Have a chat to any of the friendly stylists for suggestions on styles and colours to best suit your colouring and face shape. http://shehnazbeautysalon.com.au/ will sort you out with all the beauty touch-ups you can imagine. Shehnaz is there if you need a quick 15-minute eyebrow wax, or have three hours to kill with a full-body pampering, and everything in between. You do you, girlfriend!
For the more daring and wild, McWhirters Retail boasts two of Brisbane’s best tattoo parlours. Valley Ink welcomes walk-ins and has several different stylists, who each have different specialities. Valley Mall Tattoo has been around longer than any other tattoo parlour in the Valley, and they have an enormous collection of inspiration for your next tattoo.