In 2019, Trippas White Group reimagined the Botanic Gardens Restaurant with the help of FiveFootOne Design for the interiors and Luke Nguyen at the helm. Of this collaboration was born Botanic House, a glasshouse-inspired structure nestled within the garden’s leafy surrounds. The newly renovated interiors channel a sun-drenched salon, with blonde timbers, terrazzo stools, gold-rimmed tables, and rattan throughout to echo Luke’s complex South East Asian heritage. Born in Thailand and raised in Australia by Vietnamese parents and Chinese grandparents, the venue plays into Luke’s colourful heritage – marrying South East Asian flavours with native Australian ingredients.
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