NEW ENGLAND STYLE AT NANTUCKET

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Nantucket Kitchen and Bar

Shop MM5, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, Station Rd Indooroopilly QLD 4068
(07) 3878 9697 or nkb.com.au

Docked in Indooroopilly Shopping Centre’s new dining precinct, Nantucket draws inspiration from the iconic wonders of Cape Cod with its white walls, dark hardwood floors and New England interiors.

Offering contemporary American fare in a stylish sanctuary, the eatery is the maiden voyage for TJ and Kim Peabody of Craggy Range Winery fame.

“We’re a Western suburbs family, and to have our first restaurant here is really exciting,” says TJ. “We had a dream and what we’ve ended up with is exactly the vision we’d planned in our minds.

“We not only want to provide people with a great restaurant, but also a comfortable, welcoming space where old friends, new friends, families and colleagues can meet and enjoy our culinary delights in a home away from home.”

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TWICE THE FUN AT TWIN TOWNS

Twin Towns Services Club Wharf St, Tweed Heads NSW 2485 (07) 5536 2277 or www.twintowns.com.au/services-club.html   At the junction of Queensland and New South Wales stands the huge, multi-functional and recently made-over Twin Towns Services Club. Over the last twelve months Stages 1 and 2 of Twin Towns’ redevelopment have given the club new recreational … Read more

STOKEHOUSE HAS EYES ON THE PRIZE

Stokehouse Sidon Street, South Bank QLD 4101 (07) 3020 0600 or stokehousebrisbane.com.au   Stokehouse is one of five finalists from around the world for Best New Restaurant by the Wallpaper* Design Awards 2013! Designed by Queensland-based architecture and interior design firm, Arkhefield, the restaurant is the only Australian restaurant to be a finalist in this category. Completed in November 2011 … Read more

Melbourne Hotel’s Ambient Visuals

Melbourne Hotel:

10 Browning St, West End QLD
(07) 3840 9888 or www.themelbournehotel.com.au

Melbourne Hotel, in Brisbane’s West End, has been transformed from a tired hotel into a modern venue with a considerable breadth of offerings. It has The Office — an all-day dining area; an upstairs wine bar called Twelve; Tempted café and deli; a gaming lounge; and the Melbourne cellars wine store. When SSI Group took over the hotel, as part of the deal they inherited a venue full of TVs – so many, in fact, that some punters were going home with migraines!

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Cafe Carpet

Brisbane’s only 24-hour restaurant, Cafe 21, has been transformed into a modern, stylish eatery that caters for a wide range of tastes. The $1m refurbishment is a perfect example of how a heritage-listed building can be adapted to suit modern requirements without spoiling the original ambience. The dramatic red and black décor, white Laminex tables and stark white marble walls are softened by a stunning, yet subtle, black-and-grey carpet.

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Greenbank RSL

Green Bank RSL:

www.greenbankrsl.com.au

Greenbank RSL, one of the most successful clubs in Queensland with over 70,000 members, recently completed a $4.5m extension that included provision for a very popular outdoor smoking deck. Designed by Brand + Slater, the deck features dark timber battened walls and ceiling panels, timber dry bars, coconut-shell lacquered tables and comfortable chocolate wicker furniture, all of which gives the space an exclusive five star resort-style atmosphere.

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