JAAN by Kirk Westaway is an internationally celebrated restaurant on the highest floor of the iconic Swissôtel The Stamford in Singapore. Helmed by Executive Chef Kirk Westaway, the establishment is committed to putting a definitive mark on modern British cuisine – promising an elevated reinterpretation of British gastronomy through a modern and innovative culinary lens.
Designed to take guests on a multi-sensorial journey through Devon, each chapter unfolds as they make their way through the halls to the main dining area. The journey begins when the lift doors open on the 70th floor of Swissôtel The Stamford. On the left, the front-of-house team welcomes guests into the restaurant through brass-framed glass doors to a hallway lined with artworks by Australian artist Steven Cross, designed to take guests on a visual journey through the varied landscape from which extraordinary produce is yielded. The artworks draw inspiration from Chef Kirk’s cultural essence and his roots.
Past the second fluted glass door, guests ascend the stairs and step into a cosier space expressed by architraves and mirror reflections and framed by a curved feature screen. The arrival experience is enhanced with a thoughtfully curated welcome drink, served from the elegant bar area just off the carpeted dining area and distinctively marked by herringbone wood flooring.
In the main dining area, the space opens up completely with an invitation to dine against the exquisite backdrop of Singapore’s city and coastline. The eye is immediately drawn to a stunning floor-to-ceiling light installation in the centre of the room. Inspired by hawthorn trees that bend and brace to withstand nature’s wrath, the new signature piece represents the essence and the spirit of Chef Kirk, adapting and scaling new heights. This imagery was brought to life by fashioning 20-year-old, hand-blown Italian Murano Glass, upcycled from the restaurant’s original chandelier, to evoke much of the tree’s texture and forms. With a smart lighting system, the lights are programmed to dim and brighten according to the hour of the day.
Working with French furnishing company Pierre Frey on fabrics, and Muebles Asia, leading manufacturers of wooden furniture in Bali, on the furniture, the 35-seater main dining room includes a mix of banquette and regular seats to create a warm, intimate feeling for guests. Drawing inspiration from natural landscapes, every piece is custom-made to feature organic curves, from the seafoam blue banquettes to side tables in the style of a tree branch.