Le Plonc Restaurant

Following his success in Melbourne, Ko wanted to bring Le Plonc home to Nelson. His vision was to bring more sincerity into the industry and to provide a more genuine model of hospitality. At Le Plonc you will experience a new level of fine dining: an exquisite menu served in a relaxed homely atmosphere.

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Here, you are a guest, not just a customer. In his words:

"It's a place where members of the community, and us, and the young talent can grow together and thrive"

Hostservice were excited when Ko approached us to help with the design and fitout of his new restaurant. The space at 241 Hardy Street posed some challenges particularly in regard of the ventilation. The space had previously been used for offices and was at the bottom of a multi story building, meaning there was no way to provide vertical discharge ventilation. As well as this, Ko wanted to ensure the extract system was quite and unobtrusive looking so as not to compromise the restaurant's atmosphere. Selecting electric appliances aided in reducing the airflow, combined with electrostatic precipitators, we were able to use a horizontal discharge and make Ko's dream a reality. He is very happy with the result:

"The design is excellent that you won't get with other conventional restaurant hoods, the noise level is reduced to more than half I would say. That creates a really good environment for this dining room"

Featuring in the kitchen is a Houno Combislim oven. At just 600mm wide, this combi oven takes up only a small amount of valuable cooking line space while providing top-end functionality. In Ko's words:

"This can give us the precision to do what we wanted, it gives us the quality of the food, more control, the accuracy" 

We have enjoyed being part of this project and look forward to what the future brings for Le Plonc as they work with the community and grow together.

Next time you're in Nelson, stop by Le Plonc at 241 Hardy Street and experience Ko's hospitality.