Dog ate Dove, the very heart of the historic part of Kiev

The restaurant is located at the very heart of the historic part of Kiev – on the place of the first horse post house in the city, the former being founded in the middle of the 18th century. Name of the restaurant “Dog Ate Dove” displays the gist of the concept in which new technologies trace their roots in ancient sources. As a symbol of old post a messenger pigeon has been chosen, new technologies are reflected in the symbol @. In  the Ukrainian language  the symbol “@” is read as “a dog”. Hence the name – DogAteDove. The new has replaced the old.

The slogan of the outlet “from old to new” threads the whole concept of the restaurant, from interior to cuisine. In cooking dishes modern technologies are used, but the dishes themselves consist of local products and are based on ancient recipes.

We find this concept inside through the synthesis of classic materials (stone, wood and copper) with contemporary style furniture from high-end brands (Moroso, Billiani), as well as a series of internal installations. Therefore, for example, in the first room the concept of time is reflected in the installation composed of 85 dials with backlighting. The installation of black round pliers in the second room and next to the staircase represents a certain image of the storage system: in these round holes it is possible to place both a bottle of wine (allusion to the functional purpose of the outlet), and a parchment with a certain message (allusion to the past of the locals - a post).

An effort has been made to adapt the facade of the restaurant to the architectural complex of Bessarabskaya Square in the most harmonious way. On the external wood panels in the encrypted structure of the figures a calendar is reflected which always shows the exact date. The lead-glazed windows open as far as possible a view of the square from the inside and accentuate the democratic character and hospitality of the outlet.


Tile collection DEL CONCA, wood effect

location: Bessarabska Square 7A, Kiev, Ukraine

area: 280 m2

status: realization 2014

design: YOD Dеsign Lab

graphic design: PRAVDA design

photo: Andrey Avdeenko



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