AN APPETITE FOR DESIGN

For those of us who have not been gallivanting around Europe enjoying a summer holiday on the Mediterranean Sea, we have been entertaining ourselves back home, enjoying the culinary delights and the design details of some of Sydney's finest bars and restaurants. 

We have put together a few of our favourite dining details from venues around our studio in Potts Point and beyond, that we frequent for drinks after work with colleagues, meals with friends and catch ups with family. The list could go on . . . but here is just a taste! 

  We love the interior of Cho Cho San by George Livissianis with its back-lit ceiling that provides warm and ambient light for daytime and evening dining. The stretched Barrisol ceiling is a unique design feature that creates subtle lighting in what was a cavernous space with little access to natural light. 

 

We love the interior of Cho Cho San by George Livissianis with its back-lit ceiling that provides warm and ambient light for daytime and evening dining. The stretched Barrisol ceiling is a unique design feature that creates subtle lighting in what was a cavernous space with little access to natural light. 

  With French-colonial inspired interiors, The Butler on Victoria Street in Potts Point has seamlessly integrated the exterior green wall with the interior wall coverings, creating a lush, green restaurant and bar space that frames the panoramic view of Woolloomooloo and the CBD. 

 

With French-colonial inspired interiors, The Butler on Victoria Street in Potts Point has seamlessly integrated the exterior green wall with the interior wall coverings, creating a lush, green restaurant and bar space that frames the panoramic view of Woolloomooloo and the CBD. 

  The Bridge Room in Sydney's CBD is a fine example of modern Australian cuisine. The sophisticated yet relaxed interior by Tobias Partners couples Japanese detail with Scandinavian style, housed in an historic 1930s Art Deco building. The tableware is a mix of Japanese ceramics and round felt placemats, coloured glass and simple cutlery, and acts as a neutral palette of textures and colours for which the food can be the hero.  

 

The Bridge Room in Sydney's CBD is a fine example of modern Australian cuisine. The sophisticated yet relaxed interior by Tobias Partners couples Japanese detail with Scandinavian style, housed in an historic 1930s Art Deco building. The tableware is a mix of Japanese ceramics and round felt placemats, coloured glass and simple cutlery, and acts as a neutral palette of textures and colours for which the food can be the hero.  

  Toko Japanese restaurant on Crown Street in Surry Hills has been a mainstay of dining in Sydney for many years. The timber clad interior with the feature light installation remains as current as ever in this simple and elegant interior. 

 

Toko Japanese restaurant on Crown Street in Surry Hills has been a mainstay of dining in Sydney for many years. The timber clad interior with the feature light installation remains as current as ever in this simple and elegant interior. 

  We love the playful interiors at Merivale's Coogee Pavilion and its vast dining options including a wood-fire pizza oven, cocktail bar, coffee cart, oyster bar, flower stall and of course, the elaborate kids area with a life-size wall-mounted scrabble board. Even in winter, what better way to spend a weekend than with a family game of scrabble! The best thing about it? The kids can play for hours while the adults relax with a Beachside Fizz and a side of fries. 

 

We love the playful interiors at Merivale's Coogee Pavilion and its vast dining options including a wood-fire pizza oven, cocktail bar, coffee cart, oyster bar, flower stall and of course, the elaborate kids area with a life-size wall-mounted scrabble board. Even in winter, what better way to spend a weekend than with a family game of scrabble! The best thing about it? The kids can play for hours while the adults relax with a Beachside Fizz and a side of fries. 

Image 1 via Yellowtrace / Image 2 via © Alexandra Kidd Design / Image 3 via The Bridge Room / Image 4 via The Bridge Room / Image 5 via Toko / Image 6 via Flipp