Sydney-based design studio, loopcreative, was set with the task of transforming Foveaux Restaurant, and have embraced the new vision and direction of chef and owner, Darrell Felstead. Patrons now enter the 38-seat restaurant through a sculptural wine cellar constructed from reinforced steel leading up to the dining space. A darker pallet has injected the space with a sense of intimacy, supported by low lighting placed deliberately over the tables. Table surfaces are now bare, and the restaurant’s seating has been designed to allow for inclusivity and meal sharing.
The bar downstairs from Foveaux St Dining, formerly The Red Door, has also been given a makeover and name change. Known as Deli Wine Bar, it has been transformed into a space that reflects its subterranean nature and rawness of its surrounds. The bar’s old decorative sofas and poufs have made way for form ply seats, sound lab booths and a cyclone fence mesh woven ceiling, and bankers’ lamps have been placed on tables to cast a dim light throughout the space. Entrance to the Deli Wine Bar is now via the rear Sophia Lane through fire exit safety stairs, underneath a flashing neon sign inviting people inside.
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