Designer. Art Director. Mastermind. And now restauranteur. Alexander Lotersztain is putting his considerable talents to a new venture on the Brisbane dining scene with the opening of his new restaurant, Depo.
Paring up with Dutch chef and co-owner Erik van Genderen, the two natives of Brisbane’s creative West End have transformed the space adjoining Lotersztain’s Horan Street design studio into a fresh and funky hangout for foodies and design lovers alike. It’s was born as a ‘space for collaboration’, aimed at attracting its own like minded community who can come and chill out, enjoy the spaces and share the creative flow over a coffee or meal or a glass of wine, with a seasonal menu created by Van Genderen that has a modern European influence. It’s even got its own App where the daily menu is published (as well as on the Depo website), so it’s both ever changing and tech savvy.
Depo’s interior is, naturally, very cool. Many of the furniture and decor items come directly from Alexander’s own creations under his Derlot brand, as well as some designs from local outfit One/Third (of which he is a key player). It’s got his signature quirky feel all over it, from the vintage scooters to the taxidermy. And showing that no detail has gone unconsidered, even the tableware is a design credit, with Alex having collaborated with Adelaide’s Jam Factory on a custom collection of earthy and eclectic ceramic plates and dishes made just for the restaurant.
And to showcase the precinct’s famed love of all things arts and culture related, Depo will play host to events, functions and art shows in collaboration with local and international artists and creatives. We couldn’t love it more …
16 Horan Street, West End
Ph: 07 3846 6537
Open: Tuesday to Wednesday 7:00 am to 4:00 pm, Thursday to Sunday 7:00 am to midnight