Cool Spaces: Ethos Restaurant


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Interior designer Giorgio Tatsakis, who worked on the Morningside eatery which opened in 2019, is once again in charge of designing the Mediterranean-inspired eatery’s interiors.

Ethos restaurant is set to make some major moves – the luxurious Joburg eatery is moving to a new space at Oxford Parks in Rosebank and has teamed up with acclaimed Chef Luke Dale Roberts who be assisting in designing the new menu in collaboration with newly appointed Executive Chef, Ken Phuduhudu.

Interior designer Giorgio Tatsakis, together with his father Chris and SuP Architecture, is once again at the helm to create the restaurant’s luxurious setting. Having done so successfully in the previous space, Giorgio is keeping the new spaces’ interiors synonymous with the brand.

A render of what the bar will look like.
The dramatic setting will include sweeping arches, grand columns, Italian marble and a soothing natural colour pattern.

Pre-Covid, Giorgio and his father, travelled abroad to countries including Greece, Italy, Dubai and the United Kingdom for inspiration and trends to incorporate into Ethos. This includes Giorgio’s favourite feature; the new ceiling baffles which consist of a special material imported from France suspended from the ceiling, as well as rich-in-texture Arabescato marble from Italy.

The new menu will pay homage to the Mediterranean with a mix of authentic and honest dishes, and will combine traditional and modern techniques. Diners can expect dishes such as Iberico pork neck skewers with ancho scented romesco sauce as well as Baba Ganoush, lamb kofte and many more exciting courses.

The new venue, which will open early July, will boast more indoor seating, an addition of outdoor seating, chef’s table seating, a 14-seater private dining room, a generous bar and an exquisite wine cellar.

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