There are private dining rooms, and then there are the private dining rooms popping up at Brookfield Place this month.
After a sell-out spring season the six custom-built glasshouses will return to the precinct's podium level (with a brand-new autumnal design) to offer guests their own intimate dining space, while ticking bonus boxes for social distancing.
“We are very pleased to be able to return to a full calendar of events this year, in a way not many other cities around the world are able to, albeit in a slightly different Covid-safe way,” says Brookfield Properties state manager of operations Alison Beamish.
The pods are similar to the quarantine-friendly glasshouses built by Amsterdam vegan restaurant Etan, as well as the greenhouses erected each year as part of the annual Tasting Australia festival in Adelaide. Each room can hold a single party of up to four guests. Louvred walls provide privacy, while the ceilings afford views of the night sky and surrounding skyscrapers.
Guests can choose between Print Hall's $99 three-course share menu (which includes La Delizia burrata, local yellowfin tuna tartare and house-made pappardelle) and Heritage Wine Bar's $95 four-course set chef’s menu (which includes a selection of snacks; smoked pasta with tiger prawns and confit egg yolk; Wagyu rump with marrow; and a dessert of chocolate, plum, olive oil and rosemary). There’s a vegetarian option, and dietary requirements can be accommodated too.
“The Print Hall team is delighted to once again showcase our state’s beautiful produce in the unique setting of the glasshouses,” says head chef Mark Zavone. “Our exclusive Italian inspired share-style menu has been designed to offer guests an opportunity to enjoy a variety of fresh seasonal WA produce, and we encourage guests to select wines from our extensive local wine list to truly elevate the dining experience.”
The Glasshouses will be at Brookfield Place for dinner bookings from Tuesday April 20 to Saturday June 19. Book tickets online.