ëlgr Restaurant

  • Prize
    Winner in Interior Design Restaurant – Casual
  • Company/Firm
    Source Interior Brand Architecture
  • Lead Designer
    Mardre Meyer
  • Other Designer(s)
    Bianca Minnaar
  • Interior Designer
    Source Interior Brand Architecture
  • Photo Credit
    Sean Gibson
  • Location
    Cape Town
  • Project Date
    December 2021

Taking its cue from minimalist Scandinavian design, ëlgr is dressed in a soothing palette of charcoal, black and pops of sage green. It’s an ultra-instagrammable visual feast that takes it up a notch by integrating different dining hubs within the restaurant. There’s a straight-off-the-street, sun-filled spot with leather banquettes and easy-on-the-eye curated displays, then diners are drawn deeper into the moodier heart of restaurant past beautifully dressed tables with slate tableware until they emerge into a light-and-plant filled courtyard, complete with a bar, corner sofa, café chairs and tables and a pizza oven. It’s urban, ultra-social and oh so easy on the eye.