This three-storey Italian Emporium on Bree Street is the go-to haunt for those seeking superb Italian fare and classy cocktails. Locanda (on the ground floor) serves relaxed bistro fare, Martini Terrazza Lounge (one floor up) serves at small plates and head-spinning cocktails, while the spacious top floor is designated for functions and events.
When the sun goes down (or even before that), head to Martini Terrazza Lounge, a sophisticated fusion-cocktail lounge on the first floor. Here, the Italian sensibilities of aperitivo entertaining are the order of the day: whetting your appetite with (and making an occasion of) pre-dinner drinks. While “cutting-edge cocktails” are the main event, at Martini Terrazza Lounge (which means silk in Italian), you’ll also be able to enjoy a selection of exquisite small plates with your drinks. Crafted by effervescent resident Chef Clayton Bell, the designed-to-share dishes blend authentic Italian flavours with a hint of the Orient.
If you’d prefer something more hearty, pop downstairs to Locanda for an Italian feast, and then reprise your table back at Martini Terazza Lounge in the courtyard for an after-dinner cognac or espresso. The kitchen closes at 10pm, but linger longer for cocktails and cool beats…
Good to know Martini Terrazza Lounge is part of the ever-popular monthly First Thursdays, and has a list of cool DJs and artists lined up for the upcoming months.
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Opening times Locanda: Monday – Friday, 7am – late; Saturday, 8.30am – late
Martini Terrazza Lounge: Tuesday – Saturday, 5pm – 11pm