The Pony Restaurant was designed by the Woods Bagot architectural practice outside of Sydney, Australia on Brisbane’s Eagle Street Pier with a contemporary style that focuses on the sight and smell provided by the charcoal grill and combines this with the texture and shapes of pony stables.
There is a steel ribbon expanding throughout the space with a two meter height and it tries to remind us of a lasso loop or the metal that can be shaped into a horse shoe. To hint at the stable idea, raw materials were used such as exposed brick, raw steel, rough-sawn timber or exposed copper pipe work.
The furniture itself was upholstered in leather to provide comfort and the food also made its presence in the design with the space centering on the open rotisserie and grill that transform the kitchen into a theater with the chefs as the main actors. There are various dining spaces either outside or inside and they offer an optimal ambiance for either large gatherings or more intimate ones.