Designed by Meme, Amaru in Armadale, Melbourne is elegant and understated. Inspired by the austerity of Spanish design, the focus is on simplicity and restraint – a simple backdrop for the dishes to shine against. The raised chef’s table offers the best seat in the house. Guests dine on a 14-course degustation along with the solid oak dining table (crafted by Ross Didier), perched on hand-built Italian dining stools, finished with customised leather to suit the undertones of the colour palette.
The hand-finished walls and floor are finished with lightly textured cement. The rusty felt drapes add warmth and texture alongside the copper-framed windows and doors. Another luxurious detailing abounds. Look for bespoke furnishings by Very Wood and Didier, splashes of copper and brass, an oval-shaped LED ceiling feature and a 16-metre sisal rug. The ambient, minimal lighting adds warmth, with the reflection of the faceted, bevelled-edge mirror – serving to both broaden the core of the room and showcase the theatre of the open kitchen.
A truly special destination to dine at.