Chaophraya, Edinburgh

The restaurant occupies the former Oloroso site which was a tough act to follow for Thai Leisure Group. The client required JMDA to maximise the potential of the roof top location whilst still considering the buildings listed status. Incorporation of a small Palm Sugar bar was a must in terms of providing an additional attraction to the restaurant which has very little street presence.

As a direct answer to the clients brief to maximise the rooftop potential, JMDA added a glass-box extension to part of the external terrace area and a flexible external dining area was added to the remaining terrace featuring a fully retractable roof to give year-round dining – a major commercial opportunity for the client. JMDA’s concept was to capture the vibrancy and energy of modern Bangkok and features mirror & chrome details with dynamic angular lines together with a 3 meter long fishtank as a screen between areas. The Palm Sugar bar incorporates a genuine Onyx backfitting with LED backlighting whilst the bar front echoes the dynamic lines of the two storey glass, chrome and mirror entrance stairs. The overall restaurant ambience is very redolent of a 5* Bangkok hotel with service and food to match.

  • Space Planning
  • Interior Design
  • FF&E Specialists
  • Branding Concept
  • Design co-ordination
  • Statutory approvals
  • Project Management