Back at it again with another restaurant lust list! We’re a team full of people who love dining out and we’re constantly discussing the latest and greatest restaurants in conversations here in the studio.
So we want to turn our gaze to Sydney for the next installment of our ‘Design Tick of Approval’ series. We’ve gathered up a bunch of beautiful dining locations in Sydney to share with you and save away for your next trip there (or dinner out for all you Sydney locals!)
So let’s get stuck into it –
Design by Brahman Perera / Located in Paddington / Photographed by Nikki To
“A homage to the venue’s long legacy as a place of hospitality, Ursula’s celebrates the youth and promise of an exciting new venture in Paddington. A romantic, personalised approach sees daring colour combine with sculpted forms and artisanal craftsmanship, delivering a whimsical dining experience of unexpected depth and vitality.”
Design by Richards Stanisich / Located in Woollahra / Photographed by Felix Forest
“This project involved the creation of a new public bar in the iconic heritage-listed Woollahra Hotel. The brief was to design a venue for longevity – one that responds to the Art Deco building, the Woollahra neighbourhood and the adjoining restaurant Bistro Moncur. We’re suckers for a warm 70’s inspired palette!”
GENOVESE COFFEE HOUSE
Design by Alexander &CO / Located in Woollahra / Photographed by Anson Smart
“Re-defining its brand, the experiential flagship Genovese Coffee House combines a training and espresso bar, roastery, café, commercial kitchen and ‘family table’ within a 300-square metre industrial heritage site. Combining old with new, the interior celebrates the re-use and re-purposing of materials presenting an interior that is refined and sophisticated.”
FOUR PILLARS – EILEEN’S BAR & GIN LABORATORY
Design by YSG / Located in Surry Hills / Photographed by Anson Smart
“Four Pillars’ Eileen’s Bar with its adjoining Gin Laboratory is a robust yet tactile sanctuary referencing the botanical elements the award-winning gin company bottles via assorted crafted timbers and acknowledgement of the star ingredient, the juniper berry. Celebrating making and experimentation, branding assets present aesthetically with a subliminally powerful impact.”
Design by Wendy Beckett + Halcyon Pratt / Located in Glebe
“Calling the inner-western Sydney suburb of Glebe home, Beckett’s Bar + Dining is a sophisticated experience nestled in a historic sandstone neighbourhood hideaway. Renowned theatre director Wendy Beckett and veteran chef Jeff Schroeter (Bistro Moncur, Bayswater Brasserie) joined forces to breathe life into the old Darling Mills site on Glebe Point Road, and they also brought in set designer Halcyon Pratt, who’s worked on some of Beckett’s shows to style the space.
Beckett’s feels like a love letter to the opulent bistros and bars of Paris, New York and London in the early to mid-20th century – but with a Sydney bent, thanks to the dramatically lit sandstone. The front bar is decked out in olive banquettes and low cocktail chairs, and a baby grand piano that’s played by a resident pianist four nights a week. A row of brick colonnades run down the centre of the expansive dining room, dressed in plush olive-green velvet drapes.”
Design by Luchetti Krelle Pty Ltd / Located in Sydney / Photographed by Matsuno-San
“Two distinguishable yet highly compatible destination dining retreats within the newly completed Marunouchi Terrace Tower, Tokyo, channel mid-century Italian modernism’s mingling of saturated colours with precious metals and materials, Art Deco decadence and the natural, breezy nature of Brazilian modernism. Planes of geometric abstraction and depths of drama soar within.”
You can check out our guide to – Melbourne Restaurants That Get The Design Tick of Approval for a hit list of great spots to try in Melbourne!