The concept behind Demoiselle by Galvin was originally inspired by a charming chateau that Chris Galvin stumbled across on a trip to Champagne.
Inside the art deco building he discovered an ornate collection of paintings illustrating beautiful birds of paradise and decadent Parisian women adorned in a feminine pastel-hued palette.
Our brief was to encapsulate this notion into the interior and branding of the scheme; creating a stylish all-day dining destination that would predominantly appeal to ladies within the area.
The 6,039 sqft restaurant is set across two floors featuring an artisan patisserie counter, juice bar, modern tea parlour and two intimate terrace spaces, which offer patrons resplendent views across City Walk 2.
The downstairs café provides a sophisticated and relaxed environment with a unique blend of casual seating including luxurious leather banquettes, upholstered dining chairs and intimate bar stools which are set against an impressive open kitchen counter offering guests the chance to experience an avid sense of culinary theatre. A fresh palette of dusty pinks and hues of mint green conjure an air of understated elegance with aged mirror screens and herringbone oak flooring bringing in a more traditional feel.
In contrast to the downstairs, the modern tea parlour named ‘Salon de Thé’ has a more refined and elevated feel with a stunning decorative ceiling displaying Victorian bird illustrations. The botanical essence carries through into the material palette of the luxurious furnishings, complimented by bespoke brass lights and a traditional tea counter ready to serve Galvin’s famous afternoon tea delights.
“Demoiselle by Galvin is a beautiful scheme and certainly stands out as a very elegant site in City Walk 2. Many local restaurateurs, customers old and new are all unanimous in their praise of the layout and beautiful design, voting it a resounding success.”
Chris Galvin, Chef/Patron Galvin Restaurants