Adelaide's Sparrow Kitchen & Bar is the latest venture for young restaurant entrepreneurs Matthew and Olivia Trim.
The Trim’s third major restaurant project in four years, following The Manse and Farina Kitchen & Bar, Sparrow is Mediterranean style, influenced mainly by modern Spanish and Italian culinary trends.
“We want Sparrow to be truly unique on the Adelaide scene, we have a world class team of people working on this one and want to challenge and excite, enticing people back again and again,” Director Matthew Trim said.
HP&G was engaged to reinvent the space, to replan an existing interior and layout of the North Adelaide restaurant. The building is located on top of a hill, overlooking a park, with beautiful vistas onto the city of Adelaide. Its garden and the old bluestone wall that retains it, is positioned on top of this hill and facing the city, with the shopfront façade and entry being on O’Connell Street.
The space once used to belong to the very first ‘Cibo” restaurant and bar, now a successful franchise of cafes in South Australia.
The reinvention of the space called for a simple but modern foundation, with maximised use of the beautiful outdoor dining areas, the upper embracing the views of parks beneath and the cityscape of Adelaide. Thus Sparrow is a reference to a garden setting, where sparrows roam in search of a crumb, amongst pots of herbs.
The cuisine being modern Italian, compelled the use of communal dining for the whole family, long tables and benches, fresh produce, and hustle and bustle. The large bar area surrounding the pizza oven also