Ask for one by the large, industrial-style windows in The Corner Room. For a private party you can arrange a table in the hotel's unique, art deco Council Chamber.
Smart and snappy second-hand chic.
The Corner Room bistro serves brasserie-style food in a cool, casual setting that’s sees a little old-world grandeur spliced with just the right amount of industrial design. The handsome timber floor, wooden furniture and an original marble fireplace come up against factory-style windows – which flood the room with light – and an impressive collection of oversized lights that dangle down from the ceiling. Chef Simon Shand likes to keep things seasonal, and his love of approachable French cooking is shared by many discerning locals, who often drop by for his two- or three-course lunch menus. Chefs Paulo Airaudo and Rafael Cagali have created a menu of Italian-inspired Latin American cuisine for Da Terra Restaurant & Bar. It’s tasting menus only in this elegant fine-dining restaurant – nine-course affairs of diced scallops with apple, burnt ice cream and wine pairings.
The hotel is currently hosting a pop-up wine bar with Fred Marti, their head sommelier, who’s compiled a judicious (and ever-changing) list of vibrant, dynamic wines from vineyards that use honest farming methods. It’s open from 5pm to midnight from Tuesday to Thursday, and 5pm to 1am on Friday and Saturday; there’s also a menu of mod-Japanese snacks – ask the barman to recommend his best pairings. Da Terra’s bar (also with snacks, of course) is open Wednesday from 5pm to 9.30pm, Thursday to Saturday from noon to 9.30pm and Sunday from noon to 5pm.
The Corner Room is open daily for breakfast (7am to 10am), lunch (noon to 2pm) and dinner (7pm to 11pm). Da Terra is open for lunch (noon to 2pm) Thursday to Saturday, dinner (6pm to 9.30pm) Wednesday to Saturday.
Hot and cold snacks are available 24 hours a day. Order a three-course feast from the Corner Room during opening hours, or munch on a late-night honey-roast ham and gruyère sandwich.