Antoine Pinto has given the superb Hôtel de la
Poste with its entrance hall and late 19th century stained-glass
windows, a complete new lease of life.
The metamorphosis the building has undergone - from a bank in true
belle époque style to a multifunctional complex housing a restaurant,
an oyster bar, a beer bar and a cigar lounge - reveals clearly his
respect for the original space and volumes.
In the space following the reception room one's eye is immediately
attracted to the ceiling or more precisely the richly decorated
cornice. Antoine Pinto has opted for a concept with club chairs
and guest tables, allowing the space to breathe again, light years
away from the cramped brasseries found elsewhere.
A somewhat mysterious staircase leads down to the CLUB where the
colonial grandeur of the former Belgian Congo provides a haven for
lovers of fine cigars and exquisite wines.
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