A different Asian dining and bar experience arrived in Bandra, Mumbai with The Fatty Bao. The interiors were done by Anshu Arora, while Ayeshe Sadr and Ishaan Dasgupta of 211 Studio have splattered the walls with art.
The patio has a tiny bar and dining space that is overhung with lights that remind one of giant, droopy succulent red flowers and a food story map. The interior space sports tangram-inspired patterned floor and plump furniture with enough natural light from the large glass windows to make for an invigorating lunch hour or a fun night.
The paintings focus on the beautiful ceramics and kitchen implements weaving them into the topography along with motifs. Arches frame almost all private dining spaces, creating cosy nooks, yet maintaining a visual connect with the main space.
Seating options are varied; from plump couches with dancing praying mantis lights above to a curated section of Asian-style art and graphics, some of which are created by artist Bianca Ballantyne. Each table has a set of Channapatna Kokeshi dolls in the form of a cruet set to greet you. These are handcrafted by Varnam in Channapatna, Karnataka.
Text Compiled By Rehana Hussain