MATUNGA (E), MUMBAI
Conceived as a comfort-oriented restaurant - with classic aesthetics and a relaxed ambience – Flavours ‘n’ Spice has been designed in a modern contemporary style for a gymkhana (sports club) in Mumbai. With a client brief for a day-and-night, fine dining restaurant that can accommodate 110 people, along with sufficient private and group dining spaces for all age groups, the creation of a warm and relaxed atmosphere was of utmost importance for enhancing the dining experience of the patrons.
The intent, therefore, is of creating a timeless design using an organic approach, that brings the outside in. An elegant, earthy colour palette has been used in the interiors to further augment the warm, relaxed and cosy aesthetic that is typically seen in old English Restaurants, while the décor is inherently Indian in style.
Envisioned as a contemporary expression that is centred around layers of earthen tones, the restaurant interiors appear upscale yet warm and inviting. The layout focusses on a seamless work-flow between the diners and the staff. Seating has been provided for groups of various sizes, and privacy ensured through the use of decorative and intricate laser-cut partitions. These panel screens act as visual barriers between separate seating spaces, and are incorporated with LED strips that light them up from below, crafting a dramatic look for the evenings. Tables for 4 to 6 people are modular in shape and can be easily joined to form seating for larger groups. Similarly, a large private corner has been provided with seating for 20 people, to facilitate large yet intimate group gatherings. Food stations are also cleverly accommodated in the seating design, and the restaurant houses a stylish bar at one end.