Food courts have come a long way thanks to retail and hospitality design. Gone are the conglomerations of kiosk versions of cheap fast food joints. Now you can savour boutique beers, gourmet cuisine, barista coffee and a host of dynamic global flavours and premium service, all in the middle of a retail shopping centre. In fact, food court design has effected such an evolution that these hubs are now more commonly known as dining precincts to reflect their new sophistication and attention to detail.
Essentially hospitality design elevates consumer experiences through upscale urban dining spaces. Now consumers can explore popular eateries right alongside emerging hospitality brands and fresh breakout restaurants all in one spot. The result? A precinct of rich, diverse and an exciting variety of cuisines. Under the artful hand of hospitality design, dining precincts are no longer just a place for consumers to refuel before continuing their real goal of shopping. Today’s dining precincts are destinations in their own right with all the vibes, casual dining appeal, operational efficiency and atmosphere of high-end restaurants.
Take Central Kitchen in Sydney’s iconic Central Park complex. Here hospitality design specialist, Design Clarity has interwoven all the ingredients of a spectacular dining experience into a forward thinking mall dining model.
The design was centered on the customers and environment. Central Kitchen was designed to embrace the global village nature of this major mixed-use urban development and appeal to a youthful demographic of energetic, global visitors.
The design was centred on the customers and environment. Central Kitchen was designed to embrace the global village nature of this major mixed-use urban development and appeal to a youthful demographic of energetic, global visitors.
Central Kitchen occupies over 4000sqm with seating capacities of 650 inside and 54 outdoors. Fresh natural light fills the surrounds and diners can look out over the glorious Chippendale Green. True to form, smart food court design does not leave indoor diners wanting for a view. Vibrant vertical gardens and eye-catching Eboy wall art keeps visual boredom beautifully at bay.
Every palate will find something to delight in at Central Kitchen. Spicy Mexican, experimental fusion, trendy street food and much more can be shared at communal tables. Hospitality designers recognise that consumers come with diverse proclivities and preferences so Central Kitchen tailors its offerings to match.
Fire up the furnace of your dining precinct with hospitality design of the future. Speak with Design Clarity today or check out more of their recent hospitality design portfolio.