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Strange & Co


The jewel in the Stranges Lane Precinct crown, Strange & Co is the largest of the precinct’s venues. An accessible yet far from mainstream bar, Strange & Co pays homage to the industrial and entrepreneurial flair of William Strange and the many others historically involved with the site. The bar’s fit out reflects the historic […]

Lower 9th Diner

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Occupying a small corner space, the Lower 9th Diner is affectionately known as Orleans’ dirty little brother. It’s modeled on American dive bars – places where traditionally the rich and the famous would rub shoulders with the homeless, and that was all good. The venue’s name derives from the Lower 9th Ward in New Orleans […]



A replica of its big brother restaurant in Auckland, Orleans celebrates the culture and diversity of New Orleans. In particular, it celebrates the three core elements of New Orleans hospitality: hearty soul food, strong booze and loud music. Described by Tom, the precinct’s Operations Manager, as being an ‘impeccably relaxed’ venue, Orleans offers a fun, […]

Lawn Interiors


Taking up a spot next to high fashion clothing boutique NG in the historical Victorian warehouse on Madras Street, Lawn Interiors has certainly found a fitting home for their beautiful and classic homewares store. Walk through the large glass doors and be greeted by a stunningly simple collection of objects for the house, and even the bach. Take […]

Brick Farm


A far cry from its former Korean karaoke bar glory comes the latest hospitality offering from one of the stalwarts of the rebuild, Johnny Moore… Brick Farm. Offering everything you look for in a bar and restaurant – friendly service, good drink, affordable and interesting food offerings, and a relaxed and social atmosphere, Brick Farm […]


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You can’t beat Italian food for sharing long evenings over a bottle of wine with friends, and Venuti is the perfect place for just that.  The traditional Italian food is excellent, and is well complimented by the impeccable service, low lighting and intimate ambience. Opened by the owner of the old Portobello from Oxford Terrace, […]


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