The Lincoln 36 Bayswater Road, Kings Cross, NSW

role Interior Design value $2 million area 450 m² completed date March 2007 client Oscar Cullinen and Martin O'Sullivan

peckvonhartel were selected to design The Lincoln restaurant, cocktail bar and nightclub, an elegant and sophisticated addition to the illustrious nightlife of Kings Cross.

After conducting extensive research into early 1930's bars and restaurants from New York and Paris, the design captures the atmosphere of the Art deco era and creates a luxurious ambience rivalled by few Sydney venues.

Some easily identifiable Art Deco shapes and patterns were introduced into the design in the form of pressed metal ceilings and carefully sourced reclaimed doors, entry gates and interior screens. The balustrades are an original design fabricated in flat steel and inspired by classic Art Deco motifs.

Three split levels are carefully designed to delineate a series of spaces with a point of difference for each.

A bold Calcutta marble cocktail bar greets you as you enter. Past the reclaimed fish scale screen is a step down to an internal terrace bar with an alfresco feel. Black timber floors carry through to the tasting lounge just upstairs, an area oozing comfort and decadence. Patrons are greeted at an original Art Deco maitre de desk and await elegant banquette seating, plush fabrics and decorative pendants hanging from the atrium-like ceiling above.

The ultimate experience lies beyond the tasting lounge in the octagonal Krug room. This space evokes an ethereal quality through its soaring glass ceiling and rhythm of windows and mirrors. The centrally hung chandelier is flocked, which takes on the appearance of being completely smothered in a black velvety texture. The room can be easily transformed from a private dining room for sixteen to several tables for 2.

After cocktails and dinner comes dancing at the disco downstairs, an underground industrial New York subway feel with a touch of class.

The Lincoln provides night owls with a tasteful, elegant and sophisticated place to dine, drink and dance.

Extensive coverage in Belle, Vogue Food and Travel, SMH's Good Living, Industry Magazine, Venue Magazine and Sydney Magazine are evidence that The Lincoln's superior design and ambience adds to its popularity.