Byzantium restaurant signifies the completion of a mixed-use development that has created a prominent feature on the edge of Dundee’s Cultural Quarter. Aim were also appointed Architects for the host multi-storey mixed development which enabled a holistic approach to the interior to be adopted. Aim carried themes used on the building design externally into the restaurant’s interior. The zinc clad curved wall continues from outside to inside bisecting the entire building continuing into the restaurant as a strategy for spatial organisation.

A warm palette of chocolate and wine materials creates a comfortable environment, while the large areas of glazing and open kitchen ensure a feeling of involvement, whether in the hustle and bustle of the restaurant, or the cultural quarter itself. On its re-opening, Byzantium quickly re-established and surpassed the reputation built from the original restaurant, with the current location remaining a popular mainstay in Dundee’s culinary offering and recently re-emerging as Rishi’s restaurant.