The Imperial Hotel has regained Australia’s heart again. After closing down in 2015, this year, the local design practice Alexander & CO’s brought it back to life with an outstanding kaleidoscope-colored dining design.
Located in Sydney, this place found it’s way back to its iconic queer community. Now known as The Imperial Erskineville, it is considered to be one of the safest places for fine dining in the city’s LGBTQI nightlife, and everyone was pretty ecstatic to see it coming back.
Modern Dining Tables loves places with history and with a sense of uniqueness, and The Imperial Hotel has it all. The opening scene of “The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert”, 1994’s iconic movie, was filmed there and this aspect certainly brings a recognizable status to this place.
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Alexander & CO’s restaurant design for this place can be considered an homage to what it used to be but also a contemporary reinvention of its dining room decor. With the most creative and beautiful dining design, this building counts with the most decorative styles, colors, and motifs. It’s a beautiful sight for the eyes!
The bar, named as Priscilla, is beautifully composed by stone floor tiles, hardwood flooring and brickwork oddly but amazingly combined with marble. Leather, rough textures, tassels, and ruffles in this most vivid colors of magenta and pinks compose this place, this restaurant interior design has it all.
Its dining design is almost like a place lost in time, it’s beautiful and it’s luxurious. Upstairs, there’s a cocktail lounge and a terrace that serves Italian cuisine, called Imperial UP. A place with a slight contrast from the downstairs area and with a modern design, but still inspired by mid-century Miami Art Deco, Pop Art, and many other iconic references, these areas gorgeously infuse geometric shapes and retro luxury furniture pieces in pink, mustard, and burgundy.