Friday, 9 November 2012

Alfred & Constance - Part I

So the hotly anticipated opening of Alfred and Constance (Limes' Damien Griffith's new baby so to speak) has finally arrived. I've been on the case of this venture from the beginning part of this year, and it's been a long wait. I must say I was starting to grow impatient over the very long drawn out process of the opening being pushed back. Seeing it fleshed out though totally cancels out any of that because it's just so damn amazing. Even far too amazing for anything my mind could precipitate.

There isn't a desire that couldn't be satisfied in this multi levelled and faceted venue. Pretty much every corner you turn you are being visually engulfed by some pretty hardcore design work by Alexander Lotersztain. I was told he actually spent a year and a half scouring ebay for all the hundreds upon hundreds of trinkets and treasures to adorn a gem like Alfred and Constance. It also most certainly shines like one of the brightest jewels to grace the Brisbane streets, especially with it's magnificent and well thought out lighting plans. 

It was just so much to take in that another trip is surely on the cards to discover more about this wonderland. I mused that it was much like listening to a complex musical piece. You could listen to it a hundred times over and still pick up something new that you hadn't first noticed. I really can't gush any more about this place so I'll stop with the dribble and let the photos speak for themselves. 

And seeing as this was such a mammoth opening I will be following this post up with part II about the equally as impressive menu.

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  1. Looks cool. Love the photo of the cocktail with the "eat" sign lit up in the background.

    1. It's really visually a bit mind blowing when you enter... And the food was amazing too. You've got to check it out! Nice meeting you the other night too.

  2. wow great photos! i was dying to visit this weekend but the rain got us down, so we hunkered down indoors instead. i can't wait to try it, and to see your food post!