Rockpool Bar & Grill Perth

In association with 1:1 Architects

The Rockpool Bar & Grill concept is founded on two main precedents; the grand, historic brasseries of Paris and the classic North American steakhouse.

Arriving on site in Perth on a sunny, summer day, it was fairly obvious to both Neil Perry and the design team that the dark surfaces of Melbourne and the formality of the Sydney precedents, would feel out of place here. Instead, we were sensing the other extreme of a continent, the presence of the coastline and above all, the relaxed and casual atmosphere. A sense of the land, the land that provides and a connection with it.

Consequently a view was formed that the Perth restaurant would be different to its two predecessors in the eastern states. It would be lighter and softer. Relaxed.

PHOTOGRAPHS BY EARL CARTER