Urbane update

Much lauded Brisbane inner city restaurant Urbane, is set to open its doors again next month with a new cutting-edge look designed by Arkhefield.

As well as Urbane’s multi-million dollar facelift, the project also includes the opening of three new venues – Sub Urbane, The Euro and The Laneway.

Arkhefield has been working hard on the project for nearly three years. Urbane's Mary Street entrance has been opened with glass covered by two distinct metal screens creating a common entry point for Urbane and The Euro. The Urbane screen features copper expanded mesh designed to conceal the operations of the restaurant while offering sneaky glimpses of what lies beyond.

Sub Urbane is a linked cellar dining area positioned in the basement of the building and accessed through Urbane, offering an intimate dining experience for up to 30 people.

The Euro has been designed as a European brasserie with a relaxed atmosphere and menu to attract city dwellers a few times a week. The Euro’s pièce de résistance is a bar clad in black zinc in the centre of the space. Black zinc is a relatively soft metal which will wear over time and develop a ‘patina’ from use, similar to the copper at the front door of the venues. The shape itself folds and draws you through the space, and creates movement by reflections off the angled surfaces.

The Laneway will be a Brisbane-first bar, perched within the centre of the site and accessible from Mary Street or Spencer Lane.

Photos: Scott Burrows

Urbane Restaurant
179 Mary Street, Brisbane +61 7 3229 2271