Bells at Killcare:

107 The Scenic Road, Killcare Heights NSW

Up the Pacific Highway from Sydney you’ll discover a touch of Provence on the Central Coast. Or perhaps it’s more Fred Perry-era All-England (croquet anyone?); or even a beach ‘shack’ in the Hamptons — not that I’ve ever been, but I watch a lot of movies.  In 2006, advertising leviathan John Singleton and owner/managers Brian and Karina Berry (formerly at Singleton’s Bluetongue Brewery in the Hunter Valley) bought the property and decided to endow it with some coastal charm. This has resulted in a shift to a fresh, nautical décor sans the kitsch starfish and shell trappings.

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The Lower House

The Lower House:

9 Murray St, Hobart TAS
(03) 6224 0067 or

Hobart’s old Elbow Room basement restaurant has been given a new lease on life and a new ID, emerging as the Lower House restaurant and bar. A block from Hobart’s popular waterfront, Lower House is situated at street level among the heritage sandstone walls and is marked by a bold black and zinc-clad doorThrough the signature door is a warmly lit foyer and a small staircase that leads into the main elbow-shaped venue, which comprises a series of intimate dining spaces and an open bar.

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