Designed as part of the redevelopment of the historic Foundry complex in 1999, this 300 seater restaurant draws its inspiration from the original steel foundry which once occupied the site.
Our concept for this large volume New York brasserie-style restaurant saw the creation of a series of distinctive venues within the main space, to moderate the overall scale and achieve a dynamic and vibrant atmosphere throughout.
This series of venues includes a bar with an overhead wine cellar, a lounge area, café eatery and formal dining area, defined by shuttered screens and changes in floor level. The restaurant also includes an outdoor seating area and a full professional kitchen with comprehensive back-of-house and service areas.
‘The old gantry structure, a reminder of the original purpose of the building, was restored and incorporated into this double volume space.’
Elegant materials such as teak flooring, panelling and shutters, together with natural stone and gleaming accents of stainless steel and glass bring an atmosphere of refinement, complemented by the Art Deco style lighting, special furniture and joinery pieces which were all custom designed for the space.
The old gantry structure, a reminder of the original purpose of the building, was restored and incorporated into this double volume space, together with new black steel elements and raw brick walls retained from the existing structure.
This restaurant was featured in the publication ‘Cool Restaurants in Cape Town’, see Media.