Here in the office we have just finished the design and fit out of an exciting new landmark on the Brighton dining scene.
Yum Yum Ninja is set to become one of Brighton’s most desired restaurants serving a combination of fantastic Pan Asian food, fun, flexible dining and drinking spaces with a great courtyard location.
The restaurant and courtyard were conceived as capturing the essence of South East Asian design to create a fun (or characterful), stylish and entertaining environment to eat some of Brightonâ€™s most exciting food.
The Entrance Courtyard
The courtyard captures the hustle and bustle of an Asian night market; enticing customers with suspended festoon lighting, fluttering banners and parasols clustered round groups of tables. A mobile street stall creates clouds of steam and fragrant scents of sizzling barbequed skewers filtering out into the street. The party is happening here and itâ€™s a delight to the senses.
The Ground floor
The ground floor dining area is conceived as a flexible series of spaces offering customers a choice of dining environments; be it shared tables, counter top dining watching the chefs at work or a series of private dining shoji screen rooms.
The latter offers customers the chance to dine in one of three private dining rooms, seating up to 12 diners at a time. Each private dining room has its own private bamboo balcony with views onto the night market courtyard beyond. The paper clad shoji screens offer an unusual level of flexibility- folding open from single dining rooms to combine two or all three of the spaces to offer larger parties of up to 34 diners.
The public dining areas are conceived as more bustly spaces with timber clad walls and beams of chiaroscuro light flooding onto the walls and tables through a series of vintage bird cages. The private dining rooms entered via a processional corridor are more refined, calmer spaces with golden light softly reflecting off the Florence Broadhurst wall paper and filtering through the paper clad shoji screen walls.
The First floor bar
The eclectic first floor bar combines Asian themes with Brightonâ€™s oriental heritage and its feeling of an exciting urban playground, to create a truly unique bar. Dark moody spaces are given drama by soaring walls of jute rope and an array of glowing luminescent lanterns floating through the space like jelly fish through a sea of infinite blue. The space is given a funky urban feel through reclaimed timber banquet seating clad in Japanese Boro inspired patchwork fabrics. The sound system and in house DJ completes the funky multi sensory experience.