Situated in the heart of the vibrant Brunswick area, this japanese "nomiya" bar was established in 2001, and named after the UME plum wine, and the counter bars in Japan known as "nomiya".
The name roughly means drinking place, but they do also offer food ('snacks"), that aren't served with rice, and therefore do not denote a proper meal. It's this principle that guides Melbourne's only "nomiya", Ume Nomiya in Gertrude Street.
Catering to an inner city cliental of urban professionals and their friends, the developement of this "Nomiya" bar was seen as a refreshing addition to the local fair.
Serving as a venue for music as well the design dealt with the tight constraints of an existing building fabric, in an historic corner of Melbourne.
Acknowledging a cultural framework where intimacy and detail is celebrated, UME Nomiya successfully provides its clients with an exciting environment within a richly textured urban fabric.