People & Places

Auckland eatery Saan’s breathtaking interior

Article by Home Magazine

This Auckland eatery combines regional Thai cuisine with an interior by Cheshire Architects

The crew behind Auckland’s Café Hanoi have teamed up with Cheshire Architects to create another alluring space. Saan combines a beautiful room with chef Lek Trirattanavatin’s delectable food, which hails from the Isaan and Lanna regions of Thailand. Just as in Café Hanoi, there’s a hint of the tropics in the light filtering through timber blinds, but the Cheshire team has dialled down the colour to a soft palette of neutrals with pale timber, wicker booths and ceramic pendants.

It’s as if the interiors have been designed as a cool counterpoint to the wonderfully tasty food.

Saan, 160 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Auckland.

Photos by: David Straight.

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