Feature, Hospitality/Leisure

Light blends with interior design at new Abu Dhabi seafood restaurant

Dubai-based restaurant designers LW Design have enlisted the help of lighting and acoustics consultancy Acoulite for their latest project at an Abu Dhabi restaurant.

Catch is a new seafood restaurant and bar in Abu Dhabi’s Nation Riviera Beach Club, the exclusive beachfront retreat that adjoins the five-star St Regis Abu Dhabi hotel.

The chic venue boasts stunning views of the waterfront from its ground-floor restaurant and roof terrace bar.

LW Design, which was commissioned to design the interior by Catch’s owner Royal Catering, worked with Acoulite to develop the lighting.

The restaurant makes extensive use of recessed linear lighting to give a clean, bright and uncluttered feel. Lights are fitted below the bar as well as around columns and at the tops of walls.

The restaurant’s maritime theme, with nods to the UAE’s pearl diving heritage, is referenced by the use of custom decorative fittings suspended above the bar, and lobster pot-styled pendants in the terrace and stairwells.