Thursday, 5 July 2012

TREASURY RESTAURANT & BAR, CITY

Treasury Restaurant and Bar at 394 Collins Street in the heart of Melbourne’s central business district, is in a beautiful 19th century landmark building that was built in 1874. The interior features magnificent chandeliers, marble flooring, gold-leaf cornices and many original fixtures from its early days as the Bank of Australasia.

Treasury can accommodate exclusive and semi exclusive lunches or dinners for up to 150 guests and cocktail parties for up to 300 guests. Treasury also offers the convenience of hosting wedding ceremonies within its grand surroundings. I have had lunch there and it was an excellent experience with nice food and discreet, unobtrusive service.

Original features of Treasury such as the nineteenth century brass doors, soaring ornate ceiling, decorative pillars and bank teller counters have been cleverly juxtaposed with modern elements such as a chic mezzanine lounge, which provides a commanding view over proceedings and is popular for pre-dinner drinks and canapés. In addition, Treasury Restaurant’s adjacent hotel, The Sebel Melbourne, offers modern conference and meeting rooms for conferencing finctions. Beautiful two-storey Loft Suites are also available for smaller meetings and social gatherings.

This post is part of Lesley's Signs, Signs meme.









14 comments:

  1. Such a grand building! Somewhat austere, but with enough colour and exquisite features to satisfy the romantic eye! Lovely!

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  2. That is quite a building! I would feel intimidated just walking through it!

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  3. This looks like quite a grand place - I imagine it is quite elegant for dining. What beautiful shots you gave us of the details!

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  4. Somehow I don't think that you enter there in jeans!

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  5. What a great looking restaurant. I agree about the jeans comment from Pat.

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  6. A grand place indeed! I'd love to have dinner there! Beautiful captures, Nick, I love the details, the colors! Yep, NO jeans! Hope your week is going well!

    Sylvia

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  7. this still has the intimidating look of a bank about it!

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  8. I like how they kept the bank atmosphere.

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  9. the building is beautiful. the restaurant has an austere, impersonal look of a bank...a bit intimidating.:p

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  10. Happy to see these amazing old buildings find a new use.

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  11. One of the few places you can dine in Collins Street where there is ample space around the tables. Great for confidential conversations. I find it quite annoying when the tables are so close together that you can her your neighbors chatter. Its been a while but the menu was always great and the food memorable.

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  12. elegance and comfort meet in a beautiful setting

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  13. Looks like a place to have triple martinis while you discuss the sale of a grand yacht. :-)

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  14. It does look rather cavernous inside for a restaurant.
    I like the idea of having more room between the tables, but wonder about the echoing?

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