Poetica is a bar and grill that forges connections with place, past and present, food with theatre and fire and water. Imbued with the creative legacy of past locals William Blue and Brett Whitely, the conceptual narrative creates a timeless clubhouse for the North, raw and natural brimming with whimsical moments, theatre, and timeless simplicity.
A large-scale mural by local artist Kristian Hawker lines the 8m high entry volume and draws diners into the restaurant past a glazed wine display.
The main dining space is anchored by an open kitchen, flanked by an abundant display of meat, fish and wine. The theatre of cooking over an open flame provides an activated backdrop for the diners.
The restrained restaurant palette of brushed oak floors, grey granite, concrete, glazed tiles, and a brick wood grill is juxtaposed by flourishes of high gloss joinery and highly figured marble.