New Hope + New Zealand = Good Times
Many times when you finally meet someone, or see something, that you’ve admired from afar for years, it ends in disappointment, dreams dashed, myths busted. Last July, Team T&D didn’t just meet the Selvedge Yard (our long time crush), we threw a party with them, and not only did the experience live up to the hype, it eclipsed it. Why are we telling you about this now? Because we’re getting some pretty special visitors this week- more about that shortly …. but for now, let’s get back to the story.
Automata, The first restaurant to open in The Old Clare Hotel, provides a comfortable yet unique dining experience, consisting of a regularly changing five course meal. The interior, designed by Matt Darwon stays true to the restaurant’s namesake and is made using tractor seats, motorbike engines and aeroplane parts, playing on the theme of non-electronic automation. Automata was named in Australia’s Top 50 Restaurants, boasts two hats, and is home to: Tim Watkins, named the Somellier of the Year and Clayton Wells named Australia’s Hottest Chef. We sat down with Clayton to discuss what makes Automata tick.
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