Located in Ottawa’s Centretown neighbourhood, Fauna is a single-storey restaurant with a private room in the basement for special events.

A heritage corner building along the main urban artery of Bank street, the existing brick structure has played host to a variety of shops in its lifetime, but was never home to a restaurant.

Design Insight - Tin

Classic tin tiles were repurposed from the ceiling and used on the walls, adding interest and highlighting the space's original character.

Restrained Palette

Restrained Palette

By restricting the palette to three materials: zinc, wood, and glass, the space feels sophisticated and character-filled.

Light Petals

Light Petals

A series of frosted petal pendants above the bar animates the restaurant and act as beacons visible from the street.

Design Insight - Open Kitchen

The restaurant features a new commercial kitchen and an open, wrap-around bar that frames views of the chefs in action.


Chef/Owner: Jon Svazas