Upon first sight, Gorlomi is the quintessential classic restaurant with its wooden floors, marble counters and curving banquettes. But Bobotis + Bobotis Architects have created a warm and welcoming space with a few surprising details – not least the concrete ceiling that sits above classic plaster moulding.
The studio has used a high-contrast colour palette for the 445 sq m restaurant, pairing inky blue walls with orange upholstery and crisp white architraves. Floral wallpaper and velvet curtains offer a ‘comforting backdrop for diners’ while versatile lighting ranges from striking, sculptural neon chandeliers to soft glowing orbs.
Gorlomi’s indoor dining space opens into a tiled terrace with plenty of greenery and a retractable roof for less favourable weather. The two separate zones are joined by a thick marble bar, topped with sea white and onyx black, a gathering point for the more formal dining space.
Finally, the food. Chef Luca Piscacci’s menu offers fine dining with Italian comfort food, including poached fish, handmade stuffed pasta, and risotto.