Burnin’ Pit

Client: Global Food Initiatives Sdn Bhd
Location: Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur
Project: Burnin' Pit
Description: Located on the bustling corner of a well-known square, this restaurant's roots are Southern American inspired and the menu celebrates 'low and slow' smoky BBQ flavours with local Malaysian notes.
Achievement: Gold Winner for Food & Beverage, MIID REKA 2018
Our role: Lead designer, space planning, decor styling

Burnin’ Pit honours the original style of barbecue cooking by staying up all night to slow cook a variety of meats, putting them through the alchemy of wood, fire, time and passion. The project provided an opportunity to design something really exciting in a space that brings the surrounding community together. The whole setting embodies traditional American design with the exterior and interior in mind.

Refurbished furniture is used throughout with either varnished wood or tiled tabletops.The open kitchen is sleek with dark subway tiles in a glossy finish. Real firewood from local Malaysian fruit trees is stored in recessed areas of the restaurant and serve as an educational dining display for customers.

The Pitmaster’s apartment is a designated bar above the ground floor dining, with a homely 1920s inspired feel of vintage décor and classical American jazz music. There is an air of prohibition and speakeasy with its low ceiling, dimmed lighting, fireplace and close bar-height seating in palettes of oxblood and tobacco. A small VIP room is tucked away behind a concealed sliding door, accessible by invitation only. It is intentionally discreet with a velvet sofa, rustic chandelier and custody liquor cabinet.

Modern French inspired doors open out on to the outdoor balcony overlooking the main street below. The design caters for a dazzling dining experience, bringing people together over a love of community and food.