Kensington Street Social

Kensington Street Social

Inspired by the project’s situation within the United Brewery building, Neri&Hu reinterprets the brewing equipment once used in the old brewery and inserts two machine-like volumes into the restaurant. The two machine boxes rest atop a continuous concrete landscape defining the footprints of the restaurant’s tapas bar and cocktail bar.

The design also takes cues from the “social” motif of Chef Jason Atherton’s restaurants and architecturally treats the concrete landscape as an extension of the Kensington streetscape. As the material palette of the street flows into the restaurant, boundaries between inside and outside become blurred and the vibrancy of the neighbourhood blends seamlessly with the lively ambiance of Kensington Street Social.

Gross Area
387 m²


Completion Date
January 2016

February 2013 – January 2016

3 Kensington Street, Chippendale, NSW 2008, Australia

A&D Trophy Awards 2016, by Perspective Limited, Hong Kong, ChinaKensington Street Social, Best Bar/Restaurant Category in Interior Design, Certificate of Excellence