A contemporary dining experience to rival Sydney’s best
As part of a major transformation, the Campbelltown Catholic Club wanted to offer its patrons an inner-city-style dining experience. Campbelltown is 50km south-west of Sydney, and the club’s brief was for a high-quality and contemporary Asian dining experience to compete with inner-Sydney’s best.
Representative of the renewed focus on the guest experience in registered clubs, Kyūbi is symbolic of the deep collaboration between food and design, which is both contemporary and captivating. Scott Carver responded to the client’s ambition to provide a world-class dining experience in the Macarthur region, and to have the first hatted restaurant in a club in NSW.
Here, a dramatic foyer opens on to softly curving booths and banquette seating. Champagne-hued wallpaper, warming timber and splashes of regal teal are combined with original Asian artefacts. The result is a sumptuous and inviting 5-star-style experience that reflects the restaurant’s diverse and contemporary Asian menu.
Photographer: Mark Syke
Metres Squared NLA
Malaya Blonde (Lighting Designers)
Northrop Engineers Pty Ltd (Engineers)
Meridian Constructions Pty Ltd (Builder)
Paul Rifkin (chef)
IDEA, Shortlist Hospitality, 2017
IES: The Lighting Society, Lighting Design: Award of commendation, 2018
Scott Carver were recently asked to increase the number of covers by 20 (converting the lounge to dining) so the restaurant can accommodate the demand.
With a menu drawing upon traditional flavours from across Southeast Asia, the focus was to create a rich sensory journey, without targeting a specific culture.
Whilst balancing the theatrics desired by the client, with a fine dining ambience, we looked at the curvature of the space, informing the overall design and detailing, but allowing for flexibility of experience.
What end-users say
What end-users say
“Beautiful,” “great Ambiance,” “city equivalent dining in Macarthur”