The main entrance off Berkeley Street leads into the Asian Restaurant. Here cool granite walls complement the striking lacquered ebony bar-counter decorated with a jade stone. Materials used in this area – wood, stone and leather – are all natural. They are offset by subtle features such as a wall of cracked stone and bamboo chandeliers. The atmosphere here is at once welcoming and relaxing, but subtle enough not to distract from the food itself.
A real feature of the Asian Restaurant is its open kitchen. Fronted by an amazing display of seafood and vegetables, it evokes the atmosphere of an Asian food market.
The Asian Restaurant specialises in Chinese and Pan Asian cuisine, with a menu designed by highly skilled and experienced Japanese-trained Head Chef Jeff Tyler. Tyler is known for his love of experimenting with different textures, flavours and ingredients, a talent that is much in evidence in dishes such as King Crab with Penang Sauce and Pork Belly with Spicy Glaze. Also on the menu is an extensive range of sushi, dim sum and barbecued and charcoaled dishes, Spicy Lamb Cutlets and Miso Black Cod included.
The Italian Restaurant has both a rustic and an elegant feel, complete with an imposing wood-fired oven, suede wall panelling, handmade tiles, mirrors in solid oak frames and chandeliers with candles. A complex, state-of-the-art lighting system can change the atmosphere from sunrise to sunset, from season to season.
When entering the Italian restaurant, a walk past walls of wine, conjures up the feeling of being in a wine library. There are many unusual gems to be had, exciting to try and matching perfectly with the robust flavours of the various dishes on the menu. Tucked away is also some of the most noted names in Italian wine production.