There’s plenty to catch your eye at Holloway. The floor is a mosaic of native trees felled during the 2011 floods, hanging lampshades are made from recycled spectacles and documentaries are sometimes projected against one wall.
Holloway began as a boutique eyewear studio, but owners Raffaele Persichetti and Martin Gordon Brown soon began introducing culinary experimentation to their bespoke design business.
Holloway ingeniously blends their passion for local craft and cuisine – admire the counter display of handmade wooden watches and glasses frames as you pore over the small but inspired seasonal menu.
Wednesday to Friday, fill up on pizza with toppings such as kale and taleggio and mushroom with garlic cream. Saturday’s Asian- and Mediterranean-influenced a la carte menu takes your tastebuds around the world with dishes that change seasonally (often sourced mere feet away in the restaurant garden). Holloway offers two dinner sittings each night – we’d recommend booking ahead.
Drinks are BYO, and the intimate space and warm lighting make this a great venue for a romantic outing.