The historic Old Rum Store building has an industrial past and designer Chris Wilks from Giant Design seized this fact when planning the layout of Eastside Bar & Grill.
Existing exposed brick walls were retained as well as the statement arched windows overlooking Kensington Street.
Dark, sexy and theatrical, the restaurant features a leather paneled-bar with bronze back bar display. A custom brass light fixture, a runway of herringbone flooring and an assortment of steel and leather chairs, marrying the existing raw structure of this 100 year old building.
However, it is the ten meter stretch on either side of the bar that is most likely to catch the eye. This is where a gargantuan mural by New York based street artist Caratoes sits.
The beautiful Parrilla custom built by Rick, owner/fabricator of Fenwesco takes influence from South American cooking styles. The Vgroove grills catch most of the fat resulting in less flare up and a much healthier way of grilling. The Brasero ( fire box ) is designed to burn natural timbers giving unique flavours through your meats that charcoal doesn’t.
“The interior design is reflective of the warehouse-style restaurant spaces found in Brooklyn and the Meatpacking District and the name stems from New York being on the east coast of the US and the fact the restaurant is located on the east side of Kensington Street. Eastside Bar & Grill is a homage to two of my favourite places to visit and provides another first-rate dining experience in Chippendale.”
– Dr. Stanley Quek, Greencliff Executive Chairman