Part café, bar, restaurant and gaming, the Palate Hotel offers a generous spread of alternatives for entertaining in the forgotten stretch between Parramatta and the Inner West.
Casual. Relaxed. Contemporary. Authentic. Quirky. A new twist on the
classic warehouse conversion, this venue is more than a cosmetic
makeover with a splashy menu and a few fancy sauces. The Palate Hotel is the real deal. And a lot of fun.
It’s a real factory. The history and industrial legacy of this former printing factory has been purposefully retained, including it’s silhouettes of cables and lighting past criss-crossing the ceiling.
No scenic artist recreated this as an “effect”. It’s located in a real industrial area, not a It’s really recycled. Absolutely everywhere we could, the décor, finishes, furniture and equipment has been re-purposed from elsewhere. You may spot a whole lot of items from a certain city venue that closed only 2 years into it’s operations.
Practically brand new and beautifully made, the fitout would have been destined for the tip. We rescued, restored, recovered, resized and restyled everything from banquette seats to cool-room doors.
It’s really diferent. An irreverent sense of adventure and discovery dominates. From the cutlerysignage to the hand-laid wall of recycled pallets, everything has a story to tell. It’s like someone leapt into Grandad’s shed, waved a magic wand and all these amazing things came to life. Are the signs really made from actual cutlery? Mickey would be proud.
The Palate Hotel has been designed to have its own familiar charm. Like a new favourite jumper worn in, but freshly washed and folded. Friendly feel, comfortable seating, private spaces leading to open entertaining areas. It’s all the things you’d like at home, but amped up with colour and flavour.
It’s been a real collaborative effort. Everybody on the team has been able to put in ideas and develop initial concepts into their own special creation. We’ve got miniature timber pallets to serve the Palate burger. There’s a bar made from recycled pallets and the uniform design is almost too hot to mention.
An anything goes approach has been brought back to earth with a stylish practicality designed for great service, memorable food, signature drinks and unique atmosphere for an experience to remember. The Palate Hotel. Just a little bit different.
The AV system features a BOSE sound system installed by the operator to produce a warm rich sound without intrusive speakers. Multiple screens throughout allow the space to host broadcast events, but visually sit back as to not intrude on the casual dining experience when not required.