Ten Restaurant

lloydlondon architects completed Ten Restaurant as an intimate & accessible dining experience for ten patrons with a focus on the Chef’s food preparation & personal insight/interaction about the food itself.

  • area / size 1,200 sqft
  • Year 2019
  • Location Toronto, Canada,
  • Type Restaurant,
  • Home of the award-winning Ten Restaurant led by talented head chef Julian Bentavegna, this renovation focuses around the concept of an intimate and personal chef’s table for 10 patrons. Customers are welcomed into a bright airy lounge at the front of the space where they can grab a drink before service. When ready, customers are led through a large wooden millwork piece that transitions the experience from bright and airy to a cozy, dark intimate space. Highlighting the ‘theatre’ aspect of a chef’s table, a black box is created by using lower ceiling heights and dark materials surrounding the bright ‘stage’. Another feature of this renovation is the integration of a wheelchair accessible space. These spaces are difficult to find in Toronto and a conscious effort was made to incorporate accessible design features, such as the ramp and chef’s table, not as simple add-ons, but as integrated features to the design as a whole.

    The theme of ten was conceived by the Chef. He wanted to serve a ten-course meal to ten patrons for the most intimate dining experience, one that could showcase his talents and unique service typology.

    Design: lloydlondon architects
    Photography: Rémi Carreiro