Hit and Mrs is located in a 2-storey 1950’s terraced commercial shoplot area in Bangsar. In essence, the client’s brief called for a chic restaurant downstairs and a more laidback cocktail lounge upstairs. The rear portion was gutted to re-create the original airwell to allow for light and natural ventilation for both floors. The small restaurant of 30-pax capacity has an open kitchen, allowing the diner the intimate view of the chef preparing their meal.
An experiment with casting concrete insitu using fabric membrane successfully transformed the main, bare wall into an interesting feature. The interior is kept rather austere to contrast with the experimental and colourful cuisine served.
Upstairs in the lounge area, we had envisioned a bar and lounge that hark back to the neighbourhood’s days of glory with references to the 50s era. This was epitomised in the borderline-kitschy but fabulous banana plantation wallpaper sourced from the Beverly Hills Hotel, set against the locally sourced vintage and rattan furniture in the lounge areas. A bespoke built-in teak-panelled bar counter and a feature glass bottle wall allows customers in air-conditioned the lounge area to glimpse through to the bar action.