Project: Neild Avenue| Location:Sydney, Australia| Architect: Lazzarini Pickering Architetti
Neild Avenue is an impressive, theatrical space – an old heritage warehouse converted into comfortable booth and table seating, adorned in monochrome tones and untreated wood. Polished concrete floors reflect the bare, simple aesthetic in the barn-like room, while cutlery is stashed in steel table pockets, ready for use. Vivid colour appears in murals, by artist Anthony Lister, the view varies from a rainbow sky to Titian-haired beauties, depending on where you sit.
Australian Carl Pickering, of Rome architectural firm Lazzarini Pickering, is their long-time collaborator and was tasked with bringing the inherent Terzini-Marchetti magic to life, using just two or three materials. “We always believe that the atmosphere should reflect the price range, the food you’re serving, the style of service that you’re getting.” says Terzini.
The menu is described as ‘continental European’: beer-battered mussels, coal-grilled octopus, a whole section devoted to “ancient soups” (such as lamb shoulder) and mains divided into “seafood”, “kebabs”, “birds” and “meat”. Prices range from $11 to $42, with the option of sharing plates or ordering a main to yourself.
Neild Avenue, 10 Neild Avenue Rushcutters Bay, New South Wales, (02) 8353 4400.
[via Vogue Living]