We deliver hospitality interior fitouts from concept to completion.

what we do

Conceived as a love letter to the impeccable style, class and culture of old-school Italian dining, Bada Bing Dining Club has taken pride of place in the Heritage listed Sydney Building. Bada Bing Dining Club transports patrons back to a simpler time with an immersive blend of retro Italian flair, light-hearted fun and homely hospitality.

The restaurant is split over three levels of its beautiful heritage setting – sitting comfortably and confidently within the iconic arched forms and high volumes of the Sydney Building’s Florentine style loggias – resulting in a fitout that celebrates and continues the rich history of hospitality businesses within the precinct.

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Grease Monkey

Grease Monkey is a Canberra institution – famous for its burgers, beers, and Detroit style pizza (made in auto parts trays). The much loved Braddon eatery originally launched in 2015 in the premises of an old mechanic’s workshop, and since then has expanded to additional locations and a food truck. Lekkier was tasked with helping adapt the original Grease Monkey concept to its latest home at Westfield Woden.

Lekkier worked on this project collaboratively with RB:D Projects, Westfield management, and owner – hospitality industry legend Socrates Kochinos, to deliver an immersive space, bringing the celebrated Grease Monkey character to the buzzing Bradley Street dining precinct in Woden.
The design, influenced by the classic American diner aesthetic with a distinct working class Australian flavour features exposed trusses, recycled hardwood timber, oiled steel, and a healthy dose of Grease Monkey’s trademark cheek.

The customer experience is what makes Grease Monkey a special and authentic – and Bradley Street eatery builds on this success. The fitout and brand is a visual and sensory experience – everywhere you look are little details that make you smile, and touch points reminiscent of suburban childhood.

Familiar materials such as recycled fence palings, corrugated iron, planter boxes and garden furniture recall the simple joys of an Australian upbringing juxtaposed against grungy industrial and classic diner elements – neon lighting, industrial fixtures, heavy steel and bespoke pewter bar top.

The space was designed with a strong focus on kitchen output and integrated technology. A state-of-the-art ordering and POS system is integrated throughout service and kitchen spaces – connecting the front and back of house staff, as well as online food ordering platforms to create a seamless communication system throughout its operation.

It ain’t good if it ain’t greasy

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Fun Time Pony

Fun Time Pony is an after-hours haven for live music, frosty beers and New York style pizza slices. Developed as a late-night live music venue, the space is accessed via a neon washed staircase, where patrons descend underground into a cavernous, immersive, grungy and untamed basement bar.

“Fun Time Pony is our answer to Canberra’s thirst for dynamic, unforgettable entertainment. We’re thrilled to launch this space that combines the best of live music, nostalgia, and late-night shenanigans,” says Owner, Wes Heincke. Fun Time Pony is set to host a diverse range of musicians and performers that will change the way Canberrans experience live music.

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BEDST

Having established themselves during the COVID-19 lockdowns with a successful online e-commerce store selling limited runs of boutique Nordic coffee brands, James Perry and Laura Doherty of BEDST approached Lekkier in 2022 to translate their existing online brand experience into a physical cafe and retail space in the Canberra CBD.

While it was immediately apparent that James & Laura were very serious about coffee, as we got to know them closely during the design process, their passions and eccentric personalities shone through. This close collaborative process resulted in the development of an interior concept that told their story and hinted at their respective personalities – a space that communicates preciseness, youthful enthusiasm, and a sense of constant discovery.

Bedst Coffee draws on subtle Nordic design cues, whilst materials and fixtures were primarily selected for their tactile qualities – providing touch points throughout the space that discreetly communicate a sense of quality.

Blocks of terrazzo on the floors, walls and benching are balanced against delicate walnut veneers. Sharp architectural lines and clinical stainless steel elements are contrasted against blocks of colour that unexpectedly reveal themselves when doors and cabinets are opened. Art, sculptural furniture pieces and books have been placed throughout the space that reflect James and Laura’s quirky and unique sense of style.

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Wine Room

Hidden in a small alley off Mort Street in Braddon is Wine Room. Inspired by the charming laneway bars of Southern Europe – Lekkier was engaged by Fixate Group to convert an under-utilised storeroom space behind their main premise into an immersive and intimate wine bar and restaurant.

Co-owner, Mars Heleta, explains that the concept of Wine Room was to reinterpret the classic European wine bar experience with a openness and personal level of service: “Just as you would work out what wine you drink at a friend’s house based on what you are eating with it, what the weather is like, how your day went, we will bring that same intimacy, openness and friendliness”

Located in Braidwood in regional New South Wales, Mona Farm is a historic estate featuring restored heritage buildings, award-winning gardens, and one of the most significant contemporary art collections in regional New South Wales. The property dates back to Australia’s first European arrivals. Braidwood is a mix of impressive colonial buildings standing amongst an eclectic and busy township. Located within a three minute drive from Mona Farm, the town is home to over 14 cafes, a number of restaurants and shops, country pubs, and a golf course.

Since 2018, the owners of the property have sought to upgrade the original working farm through use of contemporary design while retaining the original character of the existing site. Stylish furnishings have brought a classic, contemporary edge to the historical farm house purposed for a luxury farm stay. The property houses six standalone buildings utilised for accomodation and a variety of functions.

The new Platform 818 Restaurant & Bar, located in the Mercure Hotel in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, was conceptually created and influenced by the history and heritage of its locality at 818 George Street. The design picks up on references from the historic railway lines directly below the hotel and features archways, distressed brickwork, metallic highlights, and accent lighting.

Lekkier delivered concept designs for the new restaurant, bar and buffet spaces resulting in layout plans, mood boarding, material and furniture schedules, and high quality 3D renderings. The project involved the construction of new in-fill suspended concrete slabs to significantly increase the restaurant floor area.