Whether you are after an upbeat atmosphere, a fine dining restaurant or a quick pre-show meal, Heart of the City has a diverse range of dining experiences

Vivace fire
Editor's Pick:Vivace
Vivace has been a successful inner city restaurant for over 20 years with a lively, warm ambience, excellent table service, a superb wine list and a...
Odettes Eatery
Editor's Pick:Odettes
Odettes brings a slice of Eastern Mediterranean chic to City Works Depot with well-seasoned...
Editor's Pick:Ebisu
Ebisu offers something new, a sophisticated twist on the traditional Japanese izakaya style of informal drinking and dining. 

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