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February 18, 2016

The Fat Duck Interior Design

In the fickle Melbourne food landscape where fine dining has been declared dead, exceptions are guaranteed when it comes to Heston Blumenthal. Serial slashie (chef/scientist/gastronomer/rule-breaker) Blumenthal temporarily closed the doors to his flagship restaurant The Fat Duck in Bray, England, to complete renovations there. In the meantime, he relocated all of his staff to Melbourne for a six-month stint at Crown.

In the fickle Melbourne food landscape where fine dining has been declared dead, exceptions are guaranteed when it comes to Heston Blumenthal. In the fickle Melbourne food landscape where fine dining has been declared dead, exceptions are guaranteed when it comes to Heston Blumenthal.

Architecture firm Bates Smart was given the task of designing The Fat Duck Melbourne and the brief was a lesson in balancing politeness and playfulness.

In the fickle Melbourne food landscape where fine dining has been declared dead, exceptions are guaranteed when it comes to Heston Blumenthal.

On entering the restaurant, guests travel more than ten metres up a gently sloping ramp in a dark corridor. Bates Smart director of interior design Jeff Copolov used his background in set design to play with perspective in this long and narrow entry space. Due to tricks in the flooring, the space seems to compress as guests walk up the ramp. This compression of space is heightened by a cunning “doorway” at the furthest end. The doorway shows a busy kitchen in action, but as guests approach closer it becomes clear the doorway is in fact a small television screen playing footage of the kitchen staff at Bray. The ramp journey concludes with a door sliding open to reveal the host desk and dining room.

In the fickle Melbourne food landscape where fine dining has been declared dead, exceptions are guaranteed when it comes to Heston Blumenthal.

While it is most definitely rich and sumptuous, the fifty-five-seat The Fat Duck Melbourne is decidedly dark, playing on the idea of chiaroscuro – the art of contrasting light and dark. In the dining room, clothed tables have been purposefully downlit to emphasize the dining experience. The effect is best viewed at night, where the tables seem to hover in the space. Chairs have been upholstered in a deep-purple velvet, to match the carpet.

In the fickle Melbourne food landscape where fine dining has been declared dead, exceptions are guaranteed when it comes to Heston Blumenthal.

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