Commissioned by the Hind Development, this award-winning contemporary fine-dining North Indian restaurant was designed to capture the experience and mood of being in the courtyard of a North Indian palace at night. The client, an Indian family with a strong base in Hong Kong, requested for feng shui principles to be combined here with a modern Indian aesthetic.
Sculptures set in pebbles and water greet guests at the entrance accessed by a wooden bridge over a small pool. Here, the experiential transition into an interior courtyard sculpture garden commences. Table lamps and wall niches illuminate the dining tables set in a sculpture garden. The sound of running water and dramatic mood lighting that emphasises the crafted perimeter wall heightens the senses to the new setting.
Contemporary materials are used alongside traditional materials to create a juxtaposition of modernity and tradition. The cool, sophisticated setting of woods and stone and fine contemporary art balances with delicious smells from an open kitchen which bring complex, spicy dishes of Rajasthan, Kashmir, and the Punjab.