Reine La-Rue


Reine & Le Rue was an adaptive reuse project to deliver a new fine dining French inspired restaurant and bar project for Nomad Group. This project was developed in the historical Melbourne Stock Exchange building at the high-profile location of corner Queen and Collin Street. The structure was originally built in the late 1800s, the neo-Gothic building is resplendent with limestone walls, stained-glass windows, marble dado, stately granite columns, and high vaulted ceilings.

This project involved Infinity Constructions working collaboratively with the developers, Heritage Victoria, RBA Heritage Architects, Akin Atelier to transform the former exchange into an elegant, cathedral-esque dining room. Reine & Le Rue brief was to redevelop a bygone space through considered interior design choices and merge classical heritage of the building with the present, resulting in a timeless and layered space.

The project was finished to the highest level of detail and consistent throughout every element of the project.

Every element of the project was procured with our client along the journey of client selections and incorporated architects sign off / approvals at every step of the way.

The 150-seat venue was split into three distinct areas: Reine’s main dining room with caramel leather banquettes and cosy booths, and a 10-metre-long marble bar; the external 40-seat courtyard; and La Rue – the intimate, eight-seater speakeasy.