Driven from the inspiration and idea of appropriating a disused casino, the design sought to create contrasts between surviving plush elements of furniture and finishes, set against a gradual stripping back and burning through to the structure beyond.
The high end casino is apparent through floor finishes, table tops, decorative lighting and rich upholstery. It sets beautifully detailed banquettes against industrial lighting, mesh screens and rough core ten steel, the latter a nod to the city's ship building heritage.
The peeling back of materials, including reclaimed Scottish whisky barrel timber, continues across the restaurant wall surfaces. This reveals views and places emphasis on the fresh produce, on site preparation and cooking of food permeating through the building and bringing traditionally behind the scenes work to the fore and breathing life into the appropriated space.