A story of colour, food and life
With its classic laneway location and thoroughly modern approach to one of the world’s oldest food cultures, Melbourne restaurant Tonka has transformed the way that Melbourne diners consider Indian cuisine.
The second offering from chef Adam D’Sylva and business partners, Kate and Mykal Bartholomew of Coda, Tonka has been credited with the “coming of age” of Indian cuisine in Melbourne – if not Australia – thanks to D’Sylva’s skilled and creative exploration of traditional techniques and flavours.
We needed to take the Holi reference on a journey; and by doing so, create an image-led identity for the restaurant that was as contemporary as the food offering.
This was about eliciting an emotional response from the moment you saw it.