Ahead of its launch at the end of September, Robert Ortiz’s new restaurant, Chakana, has released visuals of its newly designed bar and restaurant.
Peruvian born Ortiz previously worked at the Landmark Hotel in Marylebone and the Four Seasons in Canary Wharf before taking up residency as Head Chef at Lima, in London’s Fitzrovia, where he was awarded a prestigious Michelin star in 2013.
Chakana, which is located on historic Alcester Street, in Moseley’s last bank, has been designed by Birmingham interior designers, 2G Design & Build, whose previous projects include Nocturnal Animals and the Tap and Tandoor in Solihull.
The 60-cover restaurant takes its name from an ancient symbol used by indigenous Peruvian cultures – the Incan Cross. It represents the sun, land and sea, and promotes the idea of individuals living in harmony with each other and their surroundings.
2G has created a stripped-back design which celebrates the earthy elements of the Chakana, with textures and colours inspired by Peruvian weaving and textiles.
The bar area brings a vibrant pop of colour inspired by the element of water, while The Vault – a private dining area – references the sun though the use of specialized lighting and the incorporation of gold and brass.