When a storied history has coloured a building for over a century, it deserves respect. Cook St Social is the latest reincarnation of the Lord Hamilton Lodge, continuing a long line of eclectic gathering spaces where social lives have thrived for 130 years.
Open day and night, Cook St Social forgets trends, opting for something longer-lasting: the comfort and accessibility of an interesting eatery that’s stood the test of time. Injecting the rustic, historical space with modern features makes the open-plan layout feel cozy, and a cluttered aesthetic feels familiar without being tied to a particular period of history.
Area: 200 sqm Location: Hamilton, New Zealand Date: December 2017 Photographer: N/A
ACCOLADES NZ Hospitality Awards - Best Redeveloped F&B