Drawing inspiration from the Australian alpine region, the new look of Ostani Bar at Canberra’s Hotel Realm has been specially designed to ensure seamless and faster service to guests, the hotel says.
The Doma Hotels landmark offers a variety of new seating options capable of catering for functions large and small, a more fluid connection between indoor and outdoor areas and an extended kitchen and bar serving up grilled steaks, fish and more.
“We’ve ensured the dining areas emit an open, warm and social ambience and that there is more flexibility in the drinking and dining areas combined and a better flow between the indoor and outdoor spaces,” said Doma Hotels Director, Patrick Lonergan.
Soft lighting creates a more dimly lit and intimate atmosphere in the upgraded venue, with timber-clad walls and an open gas fireplace in the main dining area certain to be a place to gather during Canberra’s notoriously chilly winters.
A number of new materials have been factored into the design, including granite stone, stained timber cladding, blackened steel, raw concrete and aged painted bricks. From the minds of design studio Capezio Copeland, the materials work to connect patrons to the surrounding landscape and architecture.
Executive Chef Fabien Wagnon has put together a new menu to mark the venue’s grand reopening. Diners can enjoy a collection of carefully curated dishes from around the world, including spicy salmon tartar, tuna poke bowls, pumpkin and ricotta ravioli and sticky pork ribs. Wood-fired pizzas and burgers – always a crowd favourite – will remain on the menu.
“This means there are now more places for people to connect and simply enjoy each other’s company, whether it be for business or social, over delicious food and drinks in a relaxed, welcoming environment,” Lonergan added.