Kensington Street Social, Chippendale, Sydney
This lofty modern Mediterranean bistro draws on an inner city former brewery site’s industrial heritage with polished zeal.
Two towering steel islands run the restaurant’s length; one frames an open kitchen and supports a mezzanine dining area directly above, the other, the bar. Clad in louvered panes of glass and mirror, they refract light and reflect a multitude of angles within the dining space to highlight design details.
Custom-built timber tables and chairs with bottle green and charcoal leather seating create natural warmth amongst the concrete floor and distressed brick wall finishes, whilst sinuous custom-made brass light rods suspended over the tabletops add a golden patina to the restaurant’s brass accents.