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Four personalities in one venue. Shell House is a journey upward through four innovations on Australian hospitality– each mixing sophistication, spontaneity, and theatricality into new genres of inner-city escapism. It’s the new centre of gravity for a city coming back to life.
Shell House – four unique personalities sequenced seamlessly, to be enjoyed for their standalone sophistication or indulged in from one to another.
There is a meticulous attention to detail, and an intrinsic care for patrons’ needs and desires across multiple modes and levels. Spaces transport us to a more liberated time—to theatricality, play, inviting people to linger.
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The design of Shell House has been driven by an eclectic mix of multifaceted organic tones and textures. Bespoke furniture, vintage pieces and natural materials in neutral colours are used throughout to allude to an all-new perspective on fun inner-city dining.
The entire venue is a canvas for artist-in-residence Mikey Freedom, whose work merges the frivolity and indulgence of past with present. More than a backdrop, Freedom’s vivid, curated art is installed on the walls, ceilings and in furniture – there’s hieroglyphic walls, mosaic tiled tables, murals, canvases and sculptures.
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Paying homage to the legendary Menzies Hotel, The Menzies Bar is a true labour of love, where obsession with history, hospitality and good times are woven together to deliver a bar legitimately unique to the Sydney CBD.
A place to dine or lounge throughout the day, the Dining Room and Terrace transforms a magical location in the evening, nestled within surrounding buildings which seem like dramatically illuminated urban lanterns. The Dining Room is tonally layered with intricate marble flooring, murals, stucco walls and bespoke furniture.
Housed within the 400-tonne iconic clock, The Clocktower Bar is an immersive space lined in timber joinery to capture the heritage and the grandeur of the 1930’s Art Deco period, and its Italianate architecture. The room is elevated and animated by the soaring clocktower void above, along with the fully restored and operating clock mechanisms.
Shell House is a journey upward through four innovations on Australian hospitality– each mixing sophistication, spontaneity, and theatricality into new genres of inner-city escapism.
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