Mortya��s is a Hong Kong-based Sports Bar and Deli approved by the New York Times. It specialises in classic a�?New York City-stylea�? fares like Reuben Sandwiches, Pastrami on House Rye, Potato Salad, Bagel & House Lox, and Classic Cornbread selections. All using sustainable meat prepared for the menu and cured by the restauranta��s own in-house kitchen.
The projecta��s interiors, designed in collaboration between JJA Bespoke Architecture, Mortya��s and Kevin Poon, focuses on pushing the sitea��s existing back-of-house kitchen towards the front-of-house, so passersby can peek in through the restauranta��s kitchen window from the sidewalk.
Looking to a variety of Manhattana��s local pubs and diners as inspiration, the team focused on utilising a simple and straightforward colors and materials palette; such as the liberal use of red ceramic tiles, brushed stainless steel, and monochromatic stone flooring.
These materials are used to great effect for the long and linear a�?train-cara�? type a�?dining cabina�? that the restauranta��s patron seating area is inspired by. Everything in the project is created bespoke for the site, except the silver-coloured Aluminium Prouve Chairs sourced from Industry West.
Four large sized flat-screen televisions are spread throughout the restaurant floor plan so sports fans can enjoy international sporting events all day long. Both the front and back-end facades are flexible so crowds can spill out into the front sidewalk and back alleyway when it gets busy, creating a jovial indoor-outdoor relaxed eating and drinking environment.
Photography: Natasza Minasiewcz