A Look Inside Tap | Eat Restaurant in Cape Town
Tap | Eat is a fine yet relaxed restaurant in the middle of wine country in Cape Town, serving world class handcrafted beer Franschhoek Beer Co and meals made from ingredients from local food artisans and manufacturers. The project was designed by interior design company Inhouse, a leading and comprehensive South African agency specialising in turnkey solutions for all sectors of design, with expertise in interior design and brand architecture.
“Ringed by oak trees and green lawns, Tap | Eat lets beer-lovers experience the clean air and dazzling vistas of the mountainous Franschhoek district, while enjoying a brew and a bite. Eating in style while appreciating the outdoors, was one of our goals in the creation of Franschhoek Beer Co’s new foodie destination. Stacking glass doors allow sunlight to flood the interior, as well as bridging the indoor and outdoor seating areas. An assortment of views can be enjoyed – be it the distant mountains, the immediate landscaping or even the restaurant’s detailed interior design. In the construction of Tap | Eat, we had to extend the former premises of Franschhoek Beer Co, which consisted solely of the brewery. The design needed to tie in with the brewery next-door, but also have its own identity. Lighting is a key feature and the scheme includes ambient lights stationed throughout the interior. Spotlights were employed to light up the restaurant ceiling, whose height and angle make it a distinct feature. The use of LED strips and various angled light configurations throughout are intended to highlight and complement the oak cladding and marble-tile finishes. The indoor bar is the most prominent feature of the interior. The bar materials are a combination of marble cladding, used in the front, and solid oak timber, used for the surround,” explained Phillip Wyatt, Inhouse Director
- Location: Cape Town, South Africa
- Date completed: 2018
- Design: Inhouse