Olivocarne 61 Elizabeth St London SW1W9PP www.olivorestaurants.com When designing the new venue for London brand Olivo, Pierluigi Piu’s intention was to tell a story about Sardinia (its proprietor’s home island) through iconographic references to the main features of its traditional economy (handicrafts – weaving, in this case – and sheep farming). Included also were quotations from the works
Gowings Bar & Grill at QT Sydney 49 Market St, Sydney 2000 (02) 8262 0000 or www.qtsydney.com.au Art-driven design and eccentric characters (read: staff) throughout QT have given it quite the reputation since its opening in September. The new Gowings Bar and Grill has made an entrance on the first floor of the hotel.
Yalumba Winery Eden Valley Rd, Angaston SA 5353 (08) 8561 3200 or www.yalumba.com Yalumba commissioned Grieve Gillett to design a flagship dining and wine tasting area. It is housed in the original heritage-listed Administration Building at Angaston. The design involved the renovation of the subterranean “Signature Cellar” and the conversion of underground concrete wine tanks into private
e’cco Bistro 100 Boundary St, Brisbane 4000 (07) 3831 8344 or www.eccobistro.com Brisbane local favourite e’cco has launched its new menu. Housed in a century-old teahouse, Philip Johnson’s first bistro opened 17 years ago. “It’s a great time of year, right in the middle of Spring and our menu moves with the season,” Philip says.
Rosetta Crown Entertainment Complex, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank VIC 3006 (03) 8648 1999 or www.rosettaristorante.com The Rockpool Group officially opened their latest restaurant, Rosetta, at Crown Melbourne on Tuesday October 23. Rosetta is the Group’s third restaurant in Melbourne and seventh in Australia. Neil Perry is the creative force behind Rosetta, an Italian ristorante
Bistro One Eleven 111 Eagle St, Brisbane 4000 (07) 3220 2557 or http://bistrooneeleven.com/ In August VENUE announced the arrival of Philip Johnson’s newest venue, Bistro One Eleven. Now open since September, inner-city residents and corporate crowds are tucking in. Philip Johnson believes in letting quality produce speak for itself. “I’m still absolutely obsessed with
Check out these shots from Saké Restaurant & Bar in the Arts Centre Melbourne. Designed by Luchetti Krelle, the restaurant is set over two levels and has an open-plan kitchen, three private dining rooms and an alfresco dining area.
Citadines South Chengdu Opening 2014 www.the-ascott.com CapitaLand’s wholly-owned serviced residence business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), has secured a contract to manage its first Citadines-branded serviced residence in Chengdu. The 177-unit Citadines South Chengdu is slated to open in 2014. Ascott holds the position as the largest international serviced residence owner-operator in China with
Acqua Iguazu Manila, Philippines www.acqua-iguazu.com/ Century Properties Group is launching a new signature tower in Metro Manila. The tower, called Acqua Iguazu, is the first collaboration of Century Properties with the international interior design brand yoo inspired by Starck, founded by the French designer Philippe Starck and the British real estate entrepreneur John Hitchcox.
Mantra on Kent 433 Kent St, Sydney (02) 9284 2300 or www.mantra.com.au/new-south-wales/sydney-and-surrounds/sydney/accommodation/hotels/mantra-on-kent/ Mantra on Kent has unveiled its $1.5million hotel refurbishment. It includes a floor-to-ceiling transformation of the 105 guest rooms, restaurant, meeting facilities, lobby and more. The hotel’s Studios and One and Two Bedroom Apartments have received a major makeover which includes new furniture,