About client & task

Yum Cha Cuisine

Indooroopilly, Qld, Australia

Project Information

Project Team:

Design: One Alliance Project Consulting
Construction: JBM Projects

Size: 270m2
Completion: August 2013
Photography: One Alliance Project Consulting


Yum Cha Cuisine is a premium Yum Cha Restaurant with several restaurants by the same client already operating in Queensland. The client wanted a fresh design for this restaurant that would be a flagship to their high quality food offering and also a destination in the new Indooroopilly Fresh Food extension to the existing shopping centre. The restaurant design incorporates a unique pattern design that is repeated in a custom metal screen on the shopfront, ceiling feature, low height wall in the entrance and copper glazing film. Bamboo steam baskets inspired the joinery design of the banquette seating, ceiling features and pattern design. Black dowel along the shopfront provides a reference to chopsticks whist providing privacy to the diners and still maintaining transparency into the restaurant from the shopping mall. Materials are simple, modern and raw with old style large scale parquetry flooring, concrete bar and joinery to the back of the restaurant and oak timber finishes representing the natural bamboo colour of the bamboo baskets. Recycled timber and copper on the shopfront provide warmth and character and this is incorporated into the custom designed signage.

A large commercial kitchen was designed by One Alliance Project Consulting to support the client’s extensive Yum Cha style menu with a separate kitchen for Dim Sum. One Alliance Project Consulting also sourced the best kitchen equipment and worked closely with the client to ensure the best possible outcome for the project.

Unique Project Features
  • Steam basket inspired booth seating
  • Open shopfront design
  • Feature metal screen detail
  • Specialised lighting design
Significant Achievements
  • Unique signage design that incorporated a new branding pattern for the existing Yum Cha Cuisine brand.
  • Design of specialised Yum Cha kitchen working closely with client.
  • Selection of equipment and coordination with joinery.
  • Delivered a unique solution to maximise customer experience and connection with the concept of the Yum Cha dining experience.



Concept Design
Design Development
Working Drawings