PANORAMA Design Group delivers SẾP Restaurant in Hong Kong. It evokes the historical and cultural origins of the unique Vietnamese cuisine served in a sophisticated yet modern setting derived from the juxtaposition of Indochine Vietnamese features and wood fire inspired material palettes. A reinterpretation of the spatial order of a typical Indochine Vietnamese mansion has been adopted to give the space hierarchy, layers, and details.

Customers were greeted in the reception area by an antique cabinet-style counter. Burnt timber wall cladding was used throughout the restaurant to set a dark tone to complement SP’s signature smoked charcoaled dishes, starting with this semi-see-through foyer space.

Wood fire cooking method originated from the ethnic minorities of the hill tribes in Vietnam’s mountainous region was demonstrated by the chef in the show kitchen and enriched the 5 senses of all diners.

Bamboo was transformed into arch features to define a courtyard-like open dining area A palette of orange contrasted with dark hues unified the décor, bench seating backed with patterned window panels and a golden wall sconce overseeing the beautiful urban scenery.

The cosy and artisanal touch was completed with atmospheric lighting and contemporary Vietnamese artwork The overall lighting scheme was strategically designed to elevate the dining experience and accentuated the nature-inspired features as though sunlight passing through leafy bough.

Private dining areas include three openable rooms that can be configured to seat 8 to 28 diners and feature sliding partitions for maximum spatial flexibility. A 10 person VIP room designed in the style of the mansion’s master bedroom, with opulent visual richness and a subtle reference to Vietnamese Indo-chine ethos to achieve a “rustic chic” ambience with contemporary flair.