Host - Inconspicuously nestled amongst a row of shop rears in what was previously a fishmonger’s factory, sits Host. With a strong connection to place, it draws upon the eclectic, diverse, industrial and creative qualities of its Brunswick neighbourhood. Through the gate and past the front garden, you are welcomed at the front door. Once stepping inside, you instantly feel at home. Exposed brick walls and steel trusses reference the building’s past life. Exposed reclaimed timber stud walls with flyscreen mesh frame an intimate dining room whilst a series of arched timber lath dining booths line one wall. As you journey through, the space opens up to a bar and another ‘dining room’, with all back of house, bathrooms and kitchen beyond. Host is a home away from home for its neighbours. At its heart, it is about becoming part of and giving back to its community. - Eat Drink Design awards 2016.