Commercial Projects

The Rocks Bar and Restaurant

North Queensland

Project Notes

A collaborative design approach between Architect, Interior Designer & Artist was instrumental in achieving a truly unique and sophisticated hospitality venue for tropical Queensland.  Whilst the original tenancy footprint was spatially convoluted, a strategy to relocate the Bar to the rear wall opened up the aspect to the ocean providing improved workflows and patron circulation off the entry.

The rich palette of materials and their composition together with the food and drink offering provide an elegance previously not experienced in Central Queensland.  Creating a sense of awe whilst simultaneously radiating a level of comfort with a relaxing vibe and warm atmosphere, the fit out affords patrons an opportunity to relax or socialise.

The Rocks cleverly utilises the tenancy space and adds a layer of storytelling through the narrative of the ceiling feature.  The Rocks Restaurant & Bar is a memorable dining and lounge experience that commands new and return clientele.


Brian Hooper Architect


Niloufar Lovegrove


Mindi Cooke