Designed in 2018 by MBDS, The Surf Club Restaurant is the latest venture from world renowned chef, Thomas Keller.
Exuding an elegant and luxurious aesthetic, the restaurant has been designed with the spirit of Miami in mind. Imaginatively brought to life through the implementation of art deco-inspired chandeliers, an oversized hand-painted mural and verdant planting native to Miami, the restaurant revives its reputation as iconic members' club to the prominent and illustrious names of the golden era.
Photography by Ken Hayden
On arrival guests are welcomed by a stylish colour palette of Aurelian blue, dusty pink and mulberry red that work in partnership with sleek timber panelling and brass detailing. Art deco-inspired chandeliers and mirrored detailing reflect the beaded ceiling to create an interior that feels modern and glamorous yet anchored in tradition. The semi-open nature of the bar and restaurant ensures the flow of the space is uninterrupted and encourages an atmosphere that is animated yet intimate, while leather banquette seating further helps the space to strike a balance between informality and luxury.
Artworks by British mural artist Gary Myatt and American illustrator Donald Robertson help bring the interiors together in a whimsical fashion, providing reminiscent throwbacks to the restaurant's exciting heritage. The hand-painted mural also helps create a sense of optical illusion with each section of the mural depicting a "window" which looks out onto the ocean beyond, surrounded by exotic birds and sporting paraphernalia.
An outdoor terrace area with bold planting and covered seating provides a nostalgic take on the grand parties thrown by members back in the day, creating a relaxed yet elegant location for those dining outside.