Kells Kitchen, Kirketon Hotel


A complete reinvention for the restaurant of the acclaimed Kirketon Hotel, enabled us to create a a restaurant in tune with it's surroundings.

Kell's Kitchen was designed to be both reflective of it's location in Darlinghurst, and also of it's sophisticated yet casual dining menu.

Introducing an open frontage to the restaurant acts as an inviting way  for patrons to both see, and be seen in this trendy suburb of Sydney. A combination of both communal and private dining options allow patrons to choose the dining stye most enjoyed by them, or best suited to the dining occasion.

With buttery coloured leather banquettes and sleek timber finishes juxtaposed against concrete terrazzo flooring and raw elements, the interiors are an ode to balance. Oversized industrial pendants create both drama and intimacy within the space, while mirrored elements help to give proportion to the long room. An art commission by a Sydney graffiti artist acts to echo the urban surroundings, and works to contrast the sleek interiors.

Kell's Kitchen also features an ambient and opulent design savvy bar, ideal to enjoy before a night out in surrounding, colourful Darlinghurst. Contrasting the neutral tones of the restaurant, the introduction of gold tones, luxurious textiles, and decorative accents act to surprise, and complement the minimalist architectural elements.

The acclaimed Kell's Kitchen perfectly compliments the Kirketon Hotel's reputation as one of the worlds best boutique hotels. 

"The interior design fit out for our restaurant and bar surpassed our expectations. Allison and the team were great to work with, and delivered the project on time and on budget"

Grant Kells - owner


 | Photography by Justin Alexander | Architecture by Burley Katon Halliday |