La Verandah Gourmet
Role: Hospitality Architect & Designer
Designing a lavish , modern restaurant with the hallmarks of a palace, with an added twist of the everyday was the starting point for Archer Humphryes restaurant concept. A relaxed atmosphere for the restaurant ”La Véranda,” where the cuisine served in the restaurant is prepared with great attention to detail and special emphasis is placed on biological, regional and seasonal produce was the showcase.
Michelin Guide describes “ An extremely chic restaurant with a modern designer interior seemingly divided in two experiences by the glazed corner façade, overlooking museums” carefully choregraphed to echo the slow food philosophy.
Everyday new authentic and creative à la carte dishes are created. Simple casual cuisine – a subtle contrast to the cafe culture that is Vienna’s notoriety. Winning an accolade of design awards and gourmet food awards, the most prestigious being Austria’s Tourist board number one venue shared with the infamous Hotel Zacher.
Interior details include marquetry floors with contemporary flower motifs in walnut and sycamore, fluted pilaster to match the Summer Palace at the Belvedere, Klimt gold and abstract patterns manifestations on the back bar, and crystal reflections with Koloman Moser and Viennese traditional pendants and light sources - continuing a hundred year tradition since the Viennese Seccesionist artists began producing them.