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ony Roma’s is one of the most
globally recognisable names in the
industry, so benchmarking the Perth
store against other Tony Roma’s
restaurants was the main style decision
established early in the design process.
The venue required a full refurbishment and
upgrade to the back of house, including the
commercial kitchen, providing functionality by
maximising the use of the entire back-of-house
tenancy space. This needed to be carried out
within an eight-week period to minimise the
client’s lost operational time.
During the construction phase, a strict
scheduled timescale was adhered to, meeting
the tight time restrictions.
In order to reduce the construction phase,
locally sourced materials were used, along with
the recycling of existing materials to minimise
building cost and time. The restaurant’s existing
back-of-house plumbing issues were identified by
the client prior to the architect’s involvement, and
then resolved for the client to avoid the need to
bring in further contractors.
The family-friendly restaurant layout is a key
feature in the design, with booth-style seating
incorporated into the restaurant to allow
intimate seating arrangements for casual
dining and drinking. The interior features
laidback decor, comfortable ambience and
the feel of a neighbourhood bar.
A rich and natural material palette was used,
in keeping with the brand’s identity. Local wood
was sourced, with recycled bricks featured in
the new bar. Locally designed laser-cut screens,
durable leather fabrics, and custom-designed
lighting is featured throughout the restaurant,
highlighting the independent Perth store’s ranking
alongside its global counterparts.
Matthews and Scavalli Architects
A tight timeframe to refurbish this venue called for forward
planning and a scheduled timescale in order to succeed.
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