Concept Inspired by Chinese Fishing Villages
At the heart of Din Tai Fung Miranda’s two-storey venue is an impressive cantilevered helical staircase complemented by a striking yet simple circular mural above. Inspired by waterside Chinese fishing villages white-washed walls and textured concrete-look render, play against the deep vivid blue backdrop walls and large koi fish artworks. With their launch in Sydney’s south and the site’s proximity to the coast a water theme was a natural direction, and guided the colour and finishes selections through the entire space.
With the venue incorporating both indoor and alfresco dining spaces the palette is clean, crisp and airy. Incorporating fish scale patterns, timber floor and bright pops of orange and turquoise colour in the furniture sees the final result oozing cosmopolitan luxury, but not alienating young families or larger dining groups during the day and through to the evening.
In the outside seating area, the colourful and eclectic furniture mix sits under a dramatic architectural ceiling of white metallic blades suspended under a black soffit.
The upper level dining space is filled with daylight entering the large wrap-around windows with decorative fretwork sliding screens, and takes on an entirely different ambience at night. The colours of turquoise, teal green, vivid electric blue, black & white play well against the natural timbers and cane textures of the feature lighting and the lush suspended greenery.
The core of the restaurant is still the theatrical dim sim show kitchen visible on entering, and capped with a large steamer basket-styled bulkhead. The dumpling chefs get a lot of attention and have been positioned to draw in intrigued passersby.