We wanted to create a neighbourhood cafe and restaurant. Our design strategy positioned the hotel restaurant alongside the footpath along King Street with outdoor seating spilling out on the footpath. This activated the street edge and has helped create a lively new precinct.
As the site is adjacent to Brisbane’s RNA Showgrounds, we also wanted our design to have a direct connection to Queensland and the Ekka. Inspired by the country kitchen, we used grooved timber cladding for the walls, vintage-inspired carpet patterns, timber baskets and a feature wall of selected antique china plates.