Australia's developing gastropub scene may not yet rival the likes of the UK, but a fast-growing foodie culture (particularly in Sydney and Melbourne) has meant chic bistro-style establishments are moving into local burrows. One in particular that has caught our eye of late is The Prince Hotel in Kirrawee.
Opening its doors earlier this year, the four-year project was undertaken by H&E Architects with the design heavyweights wanting to marry a hospitable atmosphere with rustic charm. Architect Glenn Cunnington saying of the project: "It was about creating a sense of hospitality in was is otherwise an inhospitable light-industrial area." See the space below.
Using a "contemporary suburban pub" as their design ethos, the results include elevated raked ceilings that let natural light flood in, with the colour palette of white, green, and brown providing that mid-century modern feel. Warm lighting and rich leather tones beckon you into space and the statement bar stands (centrally positioned between the bistro and garden terrace to marry the two spaces) is a focal point, with bold emerald subway tiles highlighting the somber tones of its surrounds.
If you're after a more casual weeknight, the sports bar brings together function and style, mimicking that of a traditional pub but with more refined detail. If you're in Sydney's southern suburbs anytime soon, we suggest you pop in for a bite and top notch drop.
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