Audrey Gaffney Associates were approached to create a new brand new restaurant concept, one that would stand out from the crowd within Belfast city centre. The clients brief was ‘rustic but different’ and that it would be ‘all about the food’.
We started by looking at what their food offering would be as a guide to start the branding, and since it was honest wholesome food, we developed our scheme around this.
The warm coloured stone clad entrance that leads you in opens up to introduce a copper clad central bar enticing you for pre–dinner cocktails. Honey coloured raw timber beams were used as paneling and left exposed creating a beautiful textured effect against the tarnished brass and black wrought iron metals.
Painted brick work and weathered tiling on the walls to selected areas created a subtle dramatic effect against the more elegant look of tanned leathered fixed seating and textured copper wall covering. Aged and antique light fittings have been used throughout adding to that more rustic feel along with exposed copper conduit.
The layout has been designed for ease of flow during the busy periods and to give the customer a difference experience each visit. This layout also allows for the zoning–off areas within the restaurant during quieter periods ensuring that the restaurant doesn’t feel empty. The Stix’n’Stones Restaurant has a very elegant, stylish yet rustic feel not exactly the words that normally go together but this leads for a very unique dining experience one which we’re sure locals and visitors to Belfast will really enjoy.