Project Team

design: Chris Jolliffe
builder: Bluesky Contstructions


lighting: Dedece, Ici et La, Doug Up On Bourke
Have a Seat, Thonet, Matt Blatt

Site was an exisiting chicken shop named Hatch, owned by Lindsay Egan. Lindsay partnered up with Chris Jolliffe and Ryan Singer to renovate and reposition the business as a bar/restaurant following licence approval.

Chris Jolliffe headed up the design and fitout. Lindsay Egan and Ryan Singer headed up the operations including constructing full new menu, appointing and training new front of house and kitchen teams.

The bar is clad in timber recycled from the old Double Bay Wharf and topped with concrete poured on site. The rear wall is clad in naturally rusted sheet steel.

To comply with access regulations, a new bathroom was required to be built – during this process it was discovered the 100 year old floor joists had deteriorated so new flooring was needed for the rear of the shop.

Wall render was removed to expose the original brickwork.

Four new sashless windows from Vision 3 were installed down the dining area wall to open up the narrow space and provide increased visual access to the passing Darling Street traffic.

An audio solution was achieved via Sonos Play 5 wireless units placed throughout the venue which avoided the need to run cabling and allowed audio streaming from the iPad till system.

The ceiling was painted matte black and an original 8 metre long hand painted vintage bus scroll was installed