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 will think of you first when they want to celebrate with friends.

Our projects start with extensive research to achieve a creative, intelligent and sustainable design which engages future guests, increases sales and customers. 

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.  

Award winning chefs Simon and Ross Fraser appointed us to design and project manage three of their restaurant redesigns; Fraser Cafe, Fraser Cafe II and Table 40. The two Fraser Cafes required renovations while the third, Table 40 underwent a full redesign and renovation to accommodate seating for 40, open plan kitchen, two toilets, cloak room and administration office.  

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

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.

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

Annie's Provedore and Annie's Kitchen were long time clients we collaborated with on every aspect of their business from space design, ceramics for the restaurant,  branding, brand identity, packaging design, and all their graphics for marketing,  to clothing design and their dawn cycling club.

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