A tropical oasis nestled in the heart of Westfield Garden City, The Palms Mediterranean Bar and Grill is not what you would usually associate with suburban shopping centre dining. The breezy restaurant is the latest venture from Alchemy Restaurant + Bar’s Angelica and Brad Jolly, together with head chef Josh Wilby.
Set amongst the palm trees by the precinct’s centrepiece, a fountained water feature, it’s easy to think you’ve been transported out of the shopping centre and into the Mediterranean. The restaurant focuses on relaxed Mediterranean-style shared dining, with such dishes as manchego and jamon croquetas, spiced prawns or fish of the day cooked over the Spanish Josper charcoal grill.
In Westfield Garden City’s Town Square all roads lead to The Palms Bar & Grill. Located behind the fountain, in the middle of the eating precinct the restaurant stands out to all visitors. To newcomers and returning visitors The Palms is seen as a tropical oasis with its spacious interior and landscape view of the crystal clear fountain and tall palm trees.
Designed by Round Peg their team captured the Mediterranean feel they were looking for in both the design and the branding. With a vast range of finishes included and the tropical touch of the branding, the overall package is quite unique. Within the venue you can see the vibrant blues and lemon yellows on a backdrop of crisp white walls. The warm timbers are complimented by white shiplap cladding and enhanced with the slightest touch of green in the foliage boxes.
The Palms is incredibly unique with its oval shape. This required custom detailing such as the 15 metre long banquette seat which runs along the outer edge of the restaurant. The fit out process was to a tight deadline managed by our team. From the cabinetry to the hanging lamps each element was supplied and installed to the highest quality.
Located next to the Town Square’s fountain a tropical paradise has been created for patrons to enjoy at any time of day. In the hot summer months to come the resort feel is prominent factor for attracting parched patrons to the tropical oasis that is the Palms Bar & Grill.
Overall the project finished on time and to the clients satisfaction. The team at Tú were happy to work with the client on their newest location. We look forward to seeing what the future holds.