The first thing anyone notices on entering the restaurant Errante - located on the 8th floor and the rooftop of a commercial building in Nasirabad at Chattogram - is the rustic metal nameplate and a huge door with a bold yellow handle.
Food-lovers who come to the restaurant for dine-in are also greeted with a massive yellow wall and a cycle hanging on its rusty metal surface.
The Portuguese word, "Errante," means nomadic or people who love to travel frequently.
Each and every element of the interior of Errante represents the owners' love for travelling.
Four architect friends and the restaurant owners - Khandaker Ashifuzzaman Rajon, Md. Shakhawat Hossain Rocky, Md. Sharifuzzaman Sajal and Ahmed Firoj Ul Hoque Robin designed the exclusive lounge cum restaurant in the port city.
There is a corner filled with photographs of places around the world, taken by the owners. There is a wall with solid exposed bricks and the design on the wall represents the countries that are famous for its food and tourist attractions.
Talking about the design, architect Rajon told The Business Standard, "Interestingly, four of us who are business partners also designed the restaurants as all of us are architects. We were thinking about having place to get-together and hang out, which will be both a fine-dining and lounge sort of restaurant."
"We love travelling and exploring new places and food, which motivated the concept and design of the restaurant."
"The Errante logo is a cycle which expresses the Nomadic lifestyle of a traveller who roams on the most eco-friendly transport."
Errante owners believe that food is an indispensable part of travelling. That inherent relationship between food and travelling inspired the architects to come up with the architectural designs and colour schemes of Errante.
Yellow dominates the interior of the restaurants synched with warm lighting in every corner of the place. According to the architect, "Yellow colour symbolises youth, mobility of life and traveling." It has a strong psychological impact which helps the foodies to relax and eat peacefully.
The bright yellow walls are also a backdrop for black cut-outs of cityscape silhouettes of notable cities and their landmarks, including in Istanbul, Paris, New York, Delhi, and others, to inspire visitors to know more about the world of famous architecture.
The kitchen and service part is separated from the seating areas with a rustic concrete wall, while the wooden cash counter pleases the eyes. A wooden staircase leads to the rooftop, which has a semi-lounge and a private dine-in room made of clear glass wall, allowing visitors to enjoy the natural beauty surrounding in the rooftop.
The lounge has casual wooden benches with tables. Using exposed brick there has created a cozy, inviting atmosphere. Lush green ivies dangle from the top over the sitting space, providing a semi-open soothing environment. If anybody wants to get away from the chaos of the city and enjoy chatting with friends and family over a meal, or just a cup of tea with light snacks, the rooftop lounge is a perfect spot for them as hours will pass without anyone noticing it in the serenity, enjoying the view of the sunset in the busy city.
The entire design of Errante is vibrant, and expressive with a blend of elegance and rustic beauty.
With a motto to establish the trend of lounge restaurants with a better dine-in experience in Chattogram, Errante was launched in 2015. In just few years the restaurant has gained much popularity and has created a breathing space for city dwellers.
"So far we have received positive feedback from our guests and they appreciate the design for its vibrant colour and the rooftop lounge," said a content Rajon.