Ebisu Restaurant
Elizabeth Street
Marine Parade
Essex Road
Grosvenor Street
Cumberland Street
Easterbrook
Winsomere Crescent
Williamson Ave
Westmere Park Ave
Ashley Ardrey
Coopers Beach House
Ebisu Restaurant
Ewen Alison Ave
Hurstmere Rd Brew Bar
Martin House
Matapana Road
Nihinihi Avenue
Obstetric Clinic
Rice Restaurant
Robinson House
Rutherford House
Shoebox
Tyler Street Garage
West End Rd
Whites Road
Lynch Street
Godden Cres
Kirkmay
Allum Street
Archdall
John Street
Kawau Island
Queen Street Apartment
Scotts Landing
Seaview Avenue
Shorwell Street
Te Ahu Ahu Road
Wellpark Ave
William Denny
broomfields
colchester
Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
2011

 

Design team: Kirsty Mitchell from Veneer, Tim Dorrington from Dorrington Architects & Associates, Lucien Law from Shine

A pared back colour palette and clean aesthetic provided a starting point to fulfill the brief for a contemporary Japanese restaurant, incorporating the energy of a bar, with a laid back vibe for casual lunchtime eating, as well as ambient evening dining.

The space is naturally divided with a “terrace” running the front width of the restaurant with large concertina windows. Bathed in natural light and overlooking Quay Street and beyond to views of the harbour, this space naturally lends itself to daytime dining, but easily converts at night to provide an ambient eating experience.

The division between the “terrace” and restaurant proper is created via a frameless glass walled installation. This acts as a screen providing privacy between the spaces and a lush visual backdrop.

Predominantly a black and white space punctuated by neutral tones in the form of the original jarrah posts and beams and brick wall, the interior is clean and streamlined.

The bar is set to one side of the restaurant and works as a stand-alone element. A large void beyond allows views of frenetic kitchen activity through the bottles of sake and Japanese whiskey on display.