David Jones Foodhall, Sydney
500 Oxford St, Bondi Junction NSW 2022, Australia
Luxury department store David Jones has embraced the retail movement towards hospitality with an exquisite foodhall at its Bondi Junction, Sydney location.
Designed by Landini Associates, the 2,500sqm space emphasises in-store dining and foodie celebration. A collaboration with chef Neil Perry and a multi-year, $100m investment set expectations high. And it doesn’t disappoint.
Featuring nine ‘food worlds’, each of which contains its own dining area, alongside three restaurants, the foodhall signals a transformation of the top end of Australian dining.
With emphasis on upmarket dining & food production, Landini Associates is transforming the famous David Jones Foodhall.
Each world incorporates house-made delicacies and dishes, pre-prepared meals and a selection of local and internationally sourced products. Relevant cookbooks, cooking implements and homewares complement the grocery products on offer.
Experts are at hand to deliver advice as needed, and consumers can watch food being prepared at adjacent eateries. Angled mirrors set above each station bring the process to life, maximising theatre.
Ample, multiple in-store dining options allow consumers to eat at a destination of their choosing. Seats are available at the butcher, fishmonger, sushi bar, oyster and wine bar, private dining room or the Asian Grill and Italian Cafe.
With an emphasis on human activity, dining and socialising are built into every part of the foodhall, including the grocery section. Here, world-class eating experiences come together with a retail offer focused on quality, provenance and taste.
It’s an upmarket, elegant overhaul of the brand’s famous culinary offerings – and the blueprint for subsequent foodhalls at David Jones’ Melbourne and Sydney CBD stores.