Design and Decor: Inside Seminyak’s new eatery, Bikini Bar

A rose-pink underline wall forms a centrepiece of a voluptuous new eatery in Bali’s Seminyak that blends a atmosphere of a Miami beach celebration with a architectural aptitude of a New York loft.


Bikini bar and grill is a brainchild of Melbourne-born Gen Y businessman Adam McAsey of 8 Degrees Projects, a name behind Balinese liberality ventures Sisterfields, BO$$MAN Burgers and Expat Coffee Roasters.

McAsey intent designer Travis Walton, with whom he has worked on his prior projects, to renovate a former art gallery into a cold and well-developed 120-seat infrequent dining destination.

Adam McAsey intent designer Travis Walton, to renovate a former art gallery into a cold and well-developed 120-seat infrequent dining destination.Adam McAsey intent designer Travis Walton, to renovate a former art gallery into a cold and well-developed 120-seat infrequent dining destination. Photo: Sean Fennessy

The site, that is situated in a heart of bustling Seminyak, sits subsequent to Expat Coffee Roasters and connects with Sisterfields cafeteria by a executive courtyard.

Walton says a plan reflects a ongoing mutation of Bali from a bill beach holiday mecca to luxurious, aspirational general hotspot.

“People have started to consider about Bali being a opposite form of luxury,” he says.

The venue is damaged adult into dual sections – an outdoor, alfresco bar and cocktail loll during a front of a site and a private dining room out a back.The venue is damaged adult into dual sections – an outdoor, alfresco bar and cocktail loll during a front of a site and a private dining room out a back. Photo: Sean Fennessy

“It used to be that inexpensive getaway, and now it’s some-more that affordable oppulance experience.

“There’s good opening to good restaurants – now, we can be eating in utterly a worldly dining knowledge each night.”

The venue is damaged adult into dual sections – an outdoor, alfresco bar and cocktail loll during a front of a site and a private dining room out a behind with no windows confronting on to a street.

A hot-pink neon pointer temperament a impertinent aphorism U demeanour prohibited in Bikini welcomes visitors as they travel by a opening of a building.A hot-pink neon pointer temperament a impertinent aphorism “U demeanour prohibited in Bikini” welcomes visitors as they travel by a opening of a building. Photo: Sean Fennessy

One of a biggest architectural flourishes is a floating box over a bar that forms a dining room on a initial building of a building – a attainment of engineering that valid something of a technical challenge.

“It was dangling from above, so it was utterly difficult, actually,” Walton explains.

In further to providing a backdrop for a culinary talents of New Zealand cook Jethro Vincent and his team, a interior is dictated to impregnate guest with a clarity of holiday fun and a feeling of escape.

In a grill area, a soaring double-height picture by Melbourne-based epitome artist Ash Keating, combined regulating glow hydrants filled with pinkish paint, forms a favourite square of a venue.

The art deco-inspired banquette seating in lead leather that wraps around a walls is kept to a low turn to inspire review between groups of guests.

The worldly cultured is carried on by a white terrazzo floors, a Manhattan grey marble and a custom-designed round wall sconces.

A hot-pink neon pointer temperament a impertinent aphorism “U demeanour prohibited in Bikini” welcomes visitors as they travel by a opening of a building. “Have we got silt in your something?” another asks guest in a bathroom.

In a alfresco courtyard, hot-pink and teal chairs – another tradition pattern combined for a plan – entice guest to settle down with a cocktail and people-watch a night away.

“It’s a small bit deliberately kitsch with a pinkish and a green,” says Walton.

“But for us it was substantially some-more about formulating something that sat within a landscape.”

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