Hinchcliff House is a new four-level hospitality venue, set within one of Sydney’s last remaining heritage Wool stores in Circular Quay.
With a hotly anticipated completion in April 2021, the venue has been meticulously curated to provide an iconic, multi-level dining experience.
The ground floor will have an all-day eatery with an on-site bakery and flour mill, while the next level up offers a more refined restaurant. Where downstairs will be more masculine and industrial, upstairs will be more feminine.
Headed-up by one of New Zealand’s most successful restaurateurs, Scott Brown, ground floor venue ‘Grana’ features a custom resin-finished bar, situated among earthy muted tones. Warm timber chairs and tables complete the décor and allow the restaurant to focus on humble hospitality.
Set within the beautiful and open heritage space, original details like the interior limestone walls will be left untouched for diners to experience, with the intent to celebrate Australian materials, makers, crafters and artists.
In creating this space, we drew inspiration from undulating, organic, natural forms of the Australian landscape by connecting both sides of the building with a continuous curved serpentine counter that provides constant theatre for dinners. Here diners can view fresh pasta being made, flour being milled and collect take-away coffee and pastries made fresh every day.
Level One’s restaurant, ‘Lana’, is a celebration of the modern woman. Uniquely bold and feminine, the space is centred around its knock-out feature – a long pink marble bar.
Supported by nude pink, low banquette tables that are super flirty and sexy, custom wall artworks change to reflect the current season. The interior colours echo a fun and easy-going dining experience through the use of deep blues, soft pinks and brass.
M&E is delivering three of the four building levels at Hinchcliff House, with a top floor event space coming soon.