Chapeau! You’ve turned an unknown corner in Ottawa into a Montreal experience.
— D. McFarlane

Restaurant Design + Branding

Good restaurant and retail design will increase sales and improve client loyalty. Guests think of you first when they want to celebrate with friends.

Our projects start with extensive research and planning to achieve creative, intelligent and sustainable design solutions which engage future guests, increases sales and customer loyalty.

We have worked with chefs in Canada, USA and Australia. We strive to create amazing spaces with attention to detail and practical use that engages and inspires.  

Fraser Brother's Restaurant Group

Award winning chefs the Fraser brothers appointed us to design and project manage three of their restaurants;

  • Fraser Cafe
  • Fraser Cafe II
  • Table 40

The concept for Table 40 was a dark, inviting '1920s prohibition' inspired space. We mixed this with communal seating on salvaged Japanese-style tables and warm ambient lighting.

Each restaurant needed:

  • Initial concept proposal and designs
  • Demolition and construction drawings
  • Full renovations
  • Project management
  • Branding
  • Furniture and lighting design

Humblebrag: we continue to receive rave reviews for the design. The continued success of the restaurant is testament to the classical hip design and, of course, the Fraser brothers' award winning cuisine.

Each restaurant required concept, layout, seating, lighting, bathrooms, cloak rooms, entrances, open plan kitchen and seated bar area. 

While in New York I designed Tavaru Bar in the Lower East Side. 

Annie's Provedore & Annie's Kitchen

These long time clients needed ongoing consultation and design solutions. We collaborated on every aspect of their business from space design:

  • Restaurant china
  • Branding + brand identity
  • Packaging design
  • Marketing graphics
  • Clothing design for their staff uniforms and cycling club

We developed their ad campaigns and provided insight for great socialising events to improve their brand positioning.

The main brand identity was based on the farm chook. The Barwon Heads shop became a "local farm shop" sourcing from the best local purveyors as well,  as yet unknown, but really amazing suppliers from further afield. The shop is a point of difference yet still casual, relaxed and friendly. Annie's Provedore is both a gourmet food shop and a restaurant. Annie's Kitchen is the catering wing for Annie's Provedore exporting the house made products to Europe.

The former convenience store has been transformed into a small, funky space with dark blue walls, orange and lime-green accents, a constellation of filament light bulbs hanging from the ceiling with impressive long tables made from shiny slabs of reclaimed maple.
— Ottawa Magazine