EAT / DRINK

The Experience of Dining in a Museum

EMPRESS is a new restaurant at the Asian Civilisations Museum that sensitively merges historical and contemporary design elements to offer a highly elegant, yet relaxed and laidback dining experience. Olha Romaniuk writes

New York, Hip Hop and Kebabs with Biggie Smalls

Biggie Smalls is a new hip-hop and New York City inspired kebab restaurant in Melbourne’s Collingwood, designed by Technē Architecture + Interior Design

How to Transform: from Factory to Food

Transformer is a Fitzroy based experimental restaurant and dinning experience built out of the shell of a former electrical transformer factory

Saccharomyces Beer Cafe Touches Down in South Brisbane

The Saccharomyces Beer Cafe (or “SBC” for new comers yet to crack the pronunciation) is the newest establishment bringing life to the burgeoning Fish Lane precinct at South Brisbane. Michelle Bailey reports

Japanese minimalism, Melbourne style

Hidden away in a lane-way off Melbourne's Clarendon Street is the Wynyard Café, little sister to Giddiup Café on Coventry Street

Bringing Japanese tea to Industrial Sydney

Matt Woods Design has transformed a Sydney industrial space into The Rabbit Hole, a Japanese inspired organic tea bar

Code Black opens in North Melbourne

Zwei’s design for Code Black’s newest café is a slick study in industrial elegance. Leanne Amodeo reports on the popular North Melbourne coffee hot spot

Lee Ho Fook, Modern China in Old Melbourne

The second Lee Ho Fook restaurant transforms a pocket-sized interior off Flinders Lane into a refined space that takes inspiration from modern and old Chinese culture

Morning After Cafe: The Antithesis of Grunge

A crisp, clean fitout by Derlot’s Alexander Lotersztain and Pamela Georgeson sets the scene for relaxed dining at Morning After Café in Brisbane’s West End. Georgia Cannon reports

Elegant Restraint in Seppeltsfield

Max Pritchard’s design of the revamped Seppeltsfield cellar door and new Fino Seppeltsfield restaurant is a respectful study in adaptive re-use. Leanne Amodeo visits the historic winery’s most recent renovation

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal has begun its new journey at its second home, Crown Towers Melbourne

The Australian restaurant of the esteemed and internationally famous chef, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal has been designed by Bates Smart to offer diners an architectural experience to match the experimental and exciting food served within

Reimagining a Salad Bar with Laneway Greens

Designer Travis Walton put a new spin on the salad bar with the opening of a new Flinders Lane salad bar, Laneway Greens

Abbots & Kinney

Designing a café fit-out unlike any other for a space measuring only 76sqm was always going to be a challenge. But Studio Gram co-founders and architects Dave Bickmore and Graham Charbonneau welcomed the opportunity to work with client Jonny Pisanelli in realising the young patissiere’s aspirational vision for Abbots & Kinney. Habitus Living reporter Leanne Amodeo reports.

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