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Published June 6th 2014
Basement Dining at it's Finest
With a growing trend to dine underground, here are my top three cellar dining experiences in Brisbane. These unique dining venues are perfect for many special occasions, including: corporate events, private dinner parties, wine lunches/dinners/tastings, intimate wedding receptions, and birthday celebrations.
Listed in no particular order, here are some unique 'basement' culinary experiences:
1. 1889 ENOTECA
Situated in Wooloongabba, they offer a unique experience in their basement level private dining cellar.
This stunning location (the heritage listed Taylor-Heaslop building - circa 1889), provides a distinctly modern romantic cuisine and can host up to 42 guests.
It's well worth taking a drive and having a look. They have a diverse food and wine list, and their cellar really is divine.
This little city gem is known to locals as Sub-Urbane: because it's a cellar style, basement setting that screams something special.
This private beauty can seat up to 32 guests, or host 40 guests cocktail style.
Boasting 100 year-old stone walls with rough sawn hardwood panels and polished concrete floors, Sub-Urbane provides that chic basement experience for those wanting to try something a little different. Equipped with full humidified wine cellar, and the latest AV technology this is one experience you won't forget.
I have been to an exclusive wine tasting here before, and photographer Richard Nolan-Neylan has captured the beauty of this place on his website!
Address: 181 Mary Street, Brisbane Phone: 07 3229 2271 Website
While you are there check out their sister site: Laneway - another hidden treasure.
Surrounded with the sweetness of wine and champagne, this is another cellar favourite. Hosting up to 20 guests this is the ultimate in seclusion and intimacy. The raw appeal of this building is remarkable, and their wine list and menus superb.
The Malt building started as Queensland's first municipal market, and after dining here is it clear to see that the tradition of fresh, fine food certainly continues to the modern day experience.
Treat yourself to a look about - and while you are there climb the beanstalk to their attic - you will be glad you did!