Chai Ki

  • Modern Indian restaurant and street food kitchen

Overview

Following the success of Roti Chai, our client wanted us to translate a similar concept across to a second restaurant space.

Chai Ki draws inspiration from the original restaurant design, creating striking new interiors. Our initial design ideas were drawn from New York’s urban style and the space of high ceilings and dramatic areas lends itself to creating a visually arresting interior.

 

Design

The interior scheme is urban, with raw finishes and detailed design features. Each area within the space has its own character and personality; yet has been designed to ensure visual harmony across the whole scheme.

Subtle features nod to the Indian heritage; such as the waiter stations that are reminiscent of Chai stands on the streets of India and the headlight feature on the walls that are seen on motorcycles in Indian cities.

Detail

A section of the dining room is surrounded by a vivid orange curtain, which can be utilised to create a private dining space. At night, the lights that adorn the ceiling make the space intensely atmospheric. An open pass into the kitchen gives diners a view of their cooking through an orange window, which adds to the ambience, creating a sense of drama and heightening the customer’s culinary experience.

Awards: Casual Dining Awards 2016, Shortlisted ‘Best Independent’