We were excited to come past this little gem! The Team at HBO + EMTB worked together with their clients 'The Nourish Group' to bring this very cool vision to life. The Crab Shack is located right on the waterfront at one of the oldest wharf stores in Wellington New Zealand. Specialising in yummy Seafood with a major emphasis on New Zealand Seafood!!
The space gives you a sense of kicking back by the seaside. They have achieved a great relaxed coastal / industrial look by lining the walls with reclaimed multi coloured weatherboards, the distressed metal bar stools, and nostalgic items connecting back to fishermen.
The gorgeous outdoor terrace can be enjoyed by patrons on those sunny days, we can almost feel the sun and sea breeze whilst eating some of those N.Z mussels the Kiwi's rave about.
Draped from the existing rafters are these gorgeous customised lights made from craypots as well as crab nets. It's always nice to see an element of hand-made. Adding to the cool atmosphere are hand stained nautical maps of Wellington in the background.
Old crates are utilised as shelves below. The open plan bar & kitchen were a big part of the design, incorporating a shellfish display & custom wine barrel steamers.
We will be adding this on our 'to do list' next time in Wellington, we look forward to spending a lazy Sunday afternoon here with the fam.
How about you? Are there any cool places like this you like spending Lazy Weekends with your family & friends?