Charlottes Bar & Bistro


Building Designers Association of Australia (BDAA) – National Awards 2010

Commercial Interiors – Finalist


Building Designers Association of Queensland (BDAQ) – State Awards 2009

Best Commercial Interior


Building Designers Association of Queensland (BDAQ) – Regional Awards (Brisbane) 2009

Best Commercial Interior

The initial requirements for Charlotte’s Bar & Bistro located in Brisbane was to cater for the breakfast needs of the patrons in the hotel rooms of the building above. In addition the restaurant was to potentially service the local office workers during a lunch period and also feature a bar to capture the social 'after work' drinking patronage.
The resultant design produced a functional layout of dining areas to one side and service areas to the rear and opposite side. The bar was located forward within the tenancy and was designed with features and colours to attract pedestrian attention. The ‘theatre style’ kitchen allows patrons to view the cooking activities. The dining area includes many feature decor items varying from built-in wine cabinets, artwork panels, lighting fans, and feature cabinetry.  The warming atmosphere was emphasised through the interior colour selections which compensated for the predominately cold and shady orientation of the restaurant.