19 June 2012

Funky Restaurants, Shops and Hotels

There are so many funky restaurants, shops and hotels opening up around Australia. These places are quickly becoming popular as they are more than just a location - they are an experience.  With quirky décor and funky design here are some of our favourite ones found in Sydney and Melbourne.

Funky Restaurants

York LaneSydney
York Lane is a funky inner-city venue that is an espresso bar by morning and licensed restaurant and bar at night.  Walking off the back lane in Wynyard, Sydney, you step into another world with vinyl records playing and split level seating. Grab a coffee in the morning, a fresh sandwich for lunch or enjoy drinks and tapas at night. 

Cookie – Melbourne
Cookie somehow manages to effortlessly combine a beer hall, cocktail bar and modern Thai restaurant into one floor. Located on Swanston Street in the city, this quirky venue offers up fantastic Thai fusion food in a tapas style menu. There is a large range of wines and beers to choose from and is open for lunch and dinner all week long.
Funky Shops

Blueprint – Sydney
This concept store is full of the world’s most unique and inspired gifts & homewares. The store is designed with colourful, free flowing interior and stainless steal walls lined with colourful shelves. Located in the new POST building in Potts Point's Macleay Street, this Australian first store will showcase products that can’t be found anywhere else.    

Genki – Melbourne
Genki located in Cathedral Arcade, Swanston Street, Melbourne, has obscure and desirable Japanese, European and US labels and accessories. This funky boutique shop is designed like an eight year olds bedroom and is full of clothes, accessories and bits and bots.

Funky City Hotels
The Cullen
The Cullen, Melbourne

This new concept in boutique hotels is located in Parham only 5kms for Melbourne CBD. The hotel has been inspired by one of Australia’s exciting contemporary artists, Adam Cullen and his funky artwork is displayed throughout. There are 133 rooms comprising of deluxe studio suites and luxury one bedroom suites, each with all the amenities you would need.
Blue Sydney, A Taj Hotel
Blue Sydney, A Taj Hotel
Blue Sydney is a stylish hotel full of personality and leisure, located on the historical Finger Wharf at Woolloomooloo, Sydney. Each one of their 100 guest rooms, including loft rooms offer modern contemporary décor.  This hotel is the perfectly situated to explore the city and surrounds. After your day of exploring enjoy a drink in the hotels recently refurbished and award winning Water Bar. 

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