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Peninsula Hotel’s restaurant pays homage to its surroundings in refurbishment

A stylish new seaside setting awaits foodies and guests alike at the Sunset Restaurant, following its recent R 800 000.00 refurbishment at The Peninsula Hotel in Sea Point.

With the restaurant’s interiors paying homage to its ocean-side location, a colour thematic of teal, gold and chartreuse represents the ocean, kelp and seaweed, while a light shade of grey is used on the ceiling and washed wood look-alike tiles were used on the floor to compliment washed oak table tops.

“The entire look and feel stems from the restaurant’s location, which overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. With a nautical theme I tried to create a space that will transport guests to a beautiful beach cottage, complete with white clapper cladded walls and sun filter curtains, reminiscent of a breezy, romantic summer’s day,” says interior designer Dee de Kock.

Dee also designed special pieces including the deep-buttoned back chairs, which bring colour to the simple interior and an element of warmth and sophistication for a more formal dining experience while chrome stud detail brings a modern twist to the design.

A wooden wall unit was created on the side server to bring a warm feel to the space while servers and buffet units are all crisp white with black granite tops and black stripe detail to compliment the simple, clean design.

Black and white nautical images, which Dee photographed herself, are framed in simple black frames to create a unique, seaside focal point.

“As the main restaurant of the Peninsula our key aim was to create the ultimate culinary experience for our visiting patrons and neighbourhood locals during dinner, whilst maintaining a crisp al fresco style breakfast and lunch experience. This has been achieved by not only investing in the aesthetic pleasure of the Sunset Restaurant, but also in the personal service guests can expect and high quality, taste sensations from chef Hajiera Hamit,” says Chris Godenir, General Manager at the Peninsula.

“The centrepiece of our business from the get-go has always been to acknowledge Sea Point and its residents. As such, our aim is to greatly add to the lives of the neighbourhood and to the lifestyle advantages the area has to offer as it continues to develop.”