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Half Acre Hideaway

Settled within the booming precinct of South Melbourne, Half Acre is an all-day eatery and event space that wears an industrial uniform.

Old-World Charm, New-World Experience

Wilson & Market is the new flagship restaurant located at the Prahran Market. The eatery includes a ‘hole-in-the wall’ take-away window, a café that extends into the market square and a brasserie and bar with an entrance off Commercial Road – a reimagined model of a highly traditional format.

A Gold Coast Dining Experience

Japanese restaurant Kiyomi injects a sense of warmth into the Jupiters Casino complex, courtesy of a richly detailed fit-out by Luchetti Krelle, as Leanne Amodeo discovers.

A Modern Dining Experience at Gerrale St. Kitchen

Drawing inspiration from early modernist and mid-century modern architecture, Humphrey & Edwards Architects’ design for Gerrale St Kitchen is well-fitted to the beachside suburban context it resides in.

This is not a stamp shop

Opened in late 2014, Mrs. Pound is a speakeasy and restaurant discretely perched on a sloping corner in Hong Kong’s famous antiques district, Sheung Wan.

Design that Captures the Essence of Thai Street Eating

Pok Pok Juniour – Pok Pok’s new sister cafe in Melbourne – is an authentic taste of Thailand. As well as the food, the design by G.A.B.B.E is inspired by local markets and the essence of what makes Thai street eating so appealing. Alice Blackwood speaks to Georgia Ezra, director and interior architect at G.A.B.B.E about the process, why there’s a generous fruit display and how clusters of stools for seating helps to create a genuine experience.

Sample, taste, touch: Brae restaurant

Food, space and service come together to create an unforgettable experience at Brae, a restaurant that brings new meaning to growing, preparing and consuming. Alice Blackwood reports.

Fonda

Bright, textured and playful, Techne’s latest fit out in the Melbourne CBD capitalises on the merits of the site to create a festive and functional restaurant space.

Popol Nah

Honduras meets Melbourne in a new Lygon Street eatery that couples tradition and modernity.

Swine & Co.

An ode to all things porcine, the latest addition to Sydney CBD’s dining scene pairs contrasting atmospheres to create an attractive and versatile venue. By Yen Dao.