The Kingston Hotel




ITN Architects


55 Highett Street, Richmond

This is certainly one way to renovate a hotel. The Kingston Hotel veiled within the residentials of Richmond has undergone complete pub refurbishment from head to toe. The refurbishment involved a complete refit to the existing bar, decadently finished details to the main bar from plush carpets, velvet upholstery to quality timber panelling and veneer finishes.

Onlooking from the front bar extends your view to the beer garden. This garden serpentines along the window panels of the building luring your gaze within… or out – depending which side you sit. Formerly a paved balcony just at the rear of the front bar, now sits a freshly timber decked pergola in rich reds of spotted gum.

Affluent in its own history this pub has gone gastronomical with its dry aging of fine cut of fillets. The notion of admiring an exquisitely tenderised cut like a framed piece of art is their stamp on pub cuisine. As their builders, we were able to accomplish a fit out that showcased their identified concept. The dry aging room being the centre piece as you enter the dining space is cladded in v-groove timber hued in black to highlight the red of the aged meats.

Leading you down the stairs is the Marble and Pearl restaurant. This space leans itself to a more luxurious classic but modern ambience; comfort with style in contemporary tones of browns, black and greens. To the left are tan leather upholstered banquets, contrasted by the black steel frame of arc motifs detailed along the bordering walls. A mini bar to the rear to service the restaurant and an impressive arciform fireplace at the centre.

Whilst this build was conducted during a pandemic with stop start challenges, we were still able to achieve a hospitality construction of fine quality.