“A tall, elegant bronze and glass screen encloses the new, larger restaurant on Level 3 of the Brown Thomas flagship store in Dublin. Each individual part of the hand-polished screen frames the everyday theatre of dining when viewed from the store. A strong graphic motif is used in the bespoke patterning of the floor, made from thousands of coloured hexagon mosaic tiles, laid out like a rug across the room, with a black tile border, occasionally punctuated with light, bright yellow. This mosaic-rug comes right to the door of this restaurant and welcomes you inside. A generous and softly curved, undulating oak bar holds the right hand side of the room, a place to dine or have a drink atop a white marble counter.

On the far wall, new light has literally been shed on this room with hidden windows to Wicklow Street being revealed, daylight being heartily welcomed back, like a regular customer. A full-length wall of mirrors reflects this daylight around the room and reflects the room back on itself, adding to the drama of seeing and being seen in this contemporary dining space.

Furniture is made from warm oak. The inlaid tables and powder-blue upholstered armchairs are arranged in a variety of ways, for large or small groups, for lively family gatherings at the hand-crafted long table or quiet conversations on the softly curved, comfortable banquettes. Within this singular dining room, which looks to old Parisian bistros for its relaxed and welcoming atmosphere but looks to Dublin for its lively pace and conversation, a series of dining areas have been designed and arranged for any and all memorable occasions.”