N Bar & Grill
An Indo-European fusion cultivated in an environment of sophistication sheds light on Natraj Hospitality's latest venture in Chembur -- N Bar & Grill. The touch of elegance and a fine dining experience -- in the literal sense -- is brought alive by design
The cuisine catered at the restaurant is an Indo-European fusion and thereby demands an ambience that evokes a polished atmosphere. Also, the nature of the restaurant sets a requisite for a glam look. Talking about the spaces at the restaurant, Sumessh Menon informs, “The 2100 sq. ft space is divided into a large fine-dining restaurant with a private dining area, and an interconnected lounge bar with a separate entrance.”
The design approach chooses to adopt an artistic approach where the interior ambience takes shape with sculptural forms and artwork. They create an exclusive definition of design which is specific to this place. When we say artwork, it is not typical Indian motifs which take imagery but just a sense of Indian art complemented with indigenous materials and techniques across the interior which has a distinctly western sensibility and together they revel in the fusion aura.
A seamless blend of two design languages proposes an inviting space. The entrance itself introduces the design emotions to the customer. Inspired by the Rajasthani jaalis, GRC trellis defines the privacy quotient of the restaurant and sets it apart from neighbouring businesses. The wooden slats on the glass facade set the degree of connectivity between the inside and the outside. Diners entering the restaurant get a brief preview of the design statement that the restaurant makes on the inside and the already seated diners feel a connection with the outside -- although already occupied in their privacy. The connectivity feature of the facade occupies an aesthetic place in the wooden entry doors as well, as they are inset with a grid of magnifying lenses.
As soon as one enters the restaurant, the western accents of the design showcase in a backlit reception table in front of a partitioning screen, both clad with laser-cut leather. A sophisticated vibe emits from the Brescia Aurora Italian marble flooring in the reception which continues into the restaurant and private dining areas, and coupled with brown leather and dark wood tones, creates a formal aesthetic.
Subtle hues of gold percolate the space amidst a plush environment. They add the tinge of an Indian flavour. Layered waves of hammered brass adorn the wall above the fine dining section which is furnished with rich leather sofas. The dining table does the needful with laser-cut veneer finish. The entire restaurant glorifies with the self-designed lights by Sumeshh himself.