Manhattan on Hope

Manhattan on Hope



Requiring complete refurbishment, this venue was reborn as the magnificent Gatsby-Era Manhattan on Hope. The stunning waterfront dining destination overlooking the marina at Hope Isalnd on the Gold Coast is equally matched by the complete transformation of the space.


Our team designed the venue in close collaboration with the client to make her vision come to life. The concept stemmed from an old upmarket Manhattan Italian restaurant. She wanted the restaurant to have a vintage vibe but modernise it by way of food, staff uniforms and equipment. It is a mix between an old Italian restaurant and a swish cocktail lounge with modern cuisine and beverages.


Part of the refurb was converting an unusable external dining space to become part of the overall internal dining area. This way they can use all dining space all year round. This meant we had to build a new steel structure to support the new roof and ceiling. This also gave great full height openings where we installed large bi-folding doors with v-groove panels reminiscent of what you see passing down a street in Manhattan.


The fitout boasts touches of gilded gold, rich royal blue velvet accents, antique mirror and dark wood with sparkling crystal chandeliers chosen by the client the pièce de résistance. These were selected to create the ambience boutique, up market restaurant. 


We make all our stainless steel items inhouse and the bar in this venue is an especially large feature that the client needed to function for the way they intended to operate. This included a large custom stainless cocktail station to make all their fantastic cocktails from.


    • Concept theme development
    • Interior design
    • Lighting and electrical plans
    • Joinery details
    • Selection of materials, fixtures and finishes
    • Signage Design
    • Spatial Planning
    • Kitchen and bar design

    • Tabletop Innovations
    • George Weston & Sons
    • Havwoods Australia
    • Lamicolor
    • Tile City
    • Pacific Upholstery
    • Inspirations Paint
    • LED Australia