The new fish restaurant CATCH is located in the heart of Kiev - 12 Vladimirskaya St., near St Sofia Church. The owners, the La Famiglia team, consolidated everything appreciated by true gourmets: the most extensive selection of fish and seafood in the capital; - 8 kinds of oysters, 150 kinds of champagne, and 200 kinds of white wines!
"Our first impression of the place was a bit shocked - a lot of unnecessary decor, multi-level platforms, the space divided in height, and other interior peculiarities,” say the designers.
To start with, the architects cleared the space as much as possible to flood the interior with light and air. The old windows were replaced with a new thin profile variety, the inner balconies were completely removed and the ladder was relocated, thereby creating a vertical axis of space for development.
The restaurant is roughly divided into two parts, with the main hall on the ground floor and the banquet hall on the second floor.
It was decided to split the ground floor space into two zones – a bar with a communal table and the main dining room, by means of a three-meter seafood showcase, wine racks, and refrigerators.
Thanks to the large number of pendant lamps, mirrors, and shiny surfaces; the main hall is filled with light and reflections, and feels bigger. In the daytime, CATCH is intended more for business meetings, with a stylish, but cozy and informal atmosphere. In the evening, however, with different lighting- the restaurant becomes a very romantic place. The restaurant is filled with rough-hewn unprocessed surfaces – brickwork, metal, concrete columns; with varied dark metal pipes on the ceiling providing a moody Industrial feel; hundreds of parallel tubes decorate the ceiling of a memorable bathroom.
This is exclusively a fish restaurant, so naturally the subject is celebrated in the decor. Marine themes show up in the large shelving with a three-level aquarium, in the large open bar window where fresh fish are cooked in front of the guests, and even in the glazed monochrome tile behind the bar, colored like ocean algae.
CATCH is one of the few Kiev restaurants where you can have the rare pleasure of dining at one long table. A communal table is the new trend in the gastronomic life of fashionable Europe and the pride of the place. The table, made from solid oak, is slightly higher than usual, and above it, there is a large lighting chandelier of 450 light bulbs…. a real masterpiece.
The upper floor chamber banquet room of the restaurant is rich and cozy– a dark ceiling with molded chandeliers, black and blue leather furniture, a graphite mirror and some metal framed paintings.
The designers aimed to create a calm pleasant atmosphere of delicate chic in this restaurant… and succeeded.