Design Crush: Juniper Restaurant in Vancouver’s Chinatown
With subtle nods to the distilling process, the restaurant design is an ode to the gin cocktails and Cascadian cuisine that makes Juniper special.
In an area of town that’s quickly becoming the hottest spot for inventive dining, Vancouver’s new Juniper restaurant opened this past December with some notable buzz. It’s in no small part due to bar manager Shaun Layton’s inventive gin-based cocktails (with bespoke gins from all over the Cascades), along with chef Sarah Stewart’s take on West Coast cuisine (don’t leave without an order of perogies stuffed with Jerusalem artichokes)—but it’s also the gorgeous design of the room by architects Marko Simcic and Bill Uhrich of Simcic Uhrich.
It’s quiet design has moments of wow as well—check out the tilework on the main bar—and provides a modern setting in keeping with the Cascades theme to the restaurant.