Comfort is a special thing. It also shouldn\u2019t be underrated in settings outside of the home. Your favourite coffee spot, for example, will no doubt have great food but also a certain amount of comfort that makes the space that much better.\r\n\r\nWhen Frogmore Creek set out to open a new restaurant in the heat of Hobart, the team brought this same way of thinking about the space. It needed to be a restaurant the spoke to the brand values and gave its patrons a sense of luxury and a welcoming embrace.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe design team was comprised of Frogmore Creek\u2019s CEO James Skabo, the marketing and brand director Shelley Temata, and executive chef Ruben Koopman. The trio oversaw every aspect of the project, selecting and finalising every detail from the furniture to the custom-designed cutlery and high impact finishes.\r\n\r\nBut a distinctive challenge arose in the process. As a functioning restaurant, the material selection needed to meet commercial grade standards, while not overpowering the desired elegant feel.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe 475-square-metre venue features a mix of spaces and an exposed kitchen, which would traditionally be kitted out with swathes of stainless steel. The design team decided to steer clear of the more cold-looking stainless steel and instead used a range of Dekton surfaces that could endure the use of a commercial kitchen while giving the finish of a home kitchen.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe result is that all the commercial elements are concealed from view and the space has a polished, elegant and plush finish. The atmosphere is comfortable and relaxed yet with a high-end, exclusive feel.\r\n\r\nFrom the comfortable seating arrangements in the front bar, all the way through the more formal dining area, The Lounge by Frogmore Creek is a space that invites you to relax and enjoy some true Tasmanian hospitality. It\u2019s like an beautiful home away from home.