STK Restaurant by Komplits

Spontaneity, raw materials, pristine nature and above all – meat. The best steaks in the city of Olomouc.

Ten years back, you would have come here to have your vehicle inspection certificate stamped. Entering the place, you would have covered your ears to escape the noise of the roaring car engines and watched the mechanics checking clutches and brakes.

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Photo credit: BoysPlayNice

Photo credit: BoysPlayNice

Photo credit: BoysPlayNice

Photo credit: BoysPlayNice

Photo credit: BoysPlayNice

Photo credit: BoysPlayNice

As the shift ended and the chaps clocked out to leave for home all hungry, they might have been dreaming about one kind of meal. The juicy steak they would eat seated at a solid wood table supported by raw steel legs.

Greenery and nature come face to face with animal force. That’s the core of Steak Restaurant’s (STK) interior, housed in a former car repair shop which gave the steakhouse its name.

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STK emphasises simplicity and quality, both in its food and its interior. Instead of trying to deny and erase its greasy automobile heritage, the place embraces it.

The 320 square metres of the restaurant authentically engage individual elements of its past. This is evident from the materials, which include raw metal sheets, black steel and rebars. We even turned a seemingly problematic layout into an advantage, transforming bearing walls in narrow spaces into a vertical garden and a platform for a barbecue.

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Dominating the space are two huge steel bulls – the owner’s wish and a clear message to guests about the type of cuisine they should expect.

In STK, heavy elements merge with nature. Willow branches wrap themselves around the tables and climb the walls, rising up to the ceiling and over the bulls’ heads. Formed from solid oak boards, the tables have a rough hewn appearance and irregularly shaped steel legs.

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Photo credit: BoysPlayNice

Photo credit: BoysPlayNice

Photo credit: BoysPlayNice

Here and there, plants spring from the ceiling and walls, changing the interior’s look with each new leaf that sprouts. Cowhide covering one of the walls and woven rope complete the signature style of the steakhouse.

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Photo credit: BoysPlayNice

Project name

STK Restaurant

Basic description         Steak restaurant housed in a former car repair shop.

Studio                          Komplits

Author                          Pavel Kříž | principal architect

Contact e-mail  

Project location           Lipenská 11/7, Olomouc, Czech Republic

Project year                 2018

Completion year          2019

Usable floor area        320 m2

Client                           steak restaurant | |

Photo credits               BoysPlayNice | |


Basalt | kitchen floor

Oak | restaurant floor

Oak | tables

Willow branches | weaves

Cowhide | dropped ceiling

Steel tubes | tables



Steel + brass | bulls


Products and brands

Lighting | U1 Lighting:

Vewer & Ducré Lighting




Furniture | Vitra

About Komplits

Why do all houses, flats, offices, schools, hotels or tables out there look similar, when we have unlimited fantasy and possibilities? That was Komplits’ starting point, a belief uniting its members. They like exploring the roads not taken. A new day brings a new idea, shape or use of material. “But this is a material for fences! Well – we’ll make a chandelier from it”. Based in Olomouc, a city that encourages creativity, a team of architects, design and civil engineers take Pavel Kříž’s fantastic universes from paper and transform them into reality.

We create our own worlds. Houses, restaurants, schools, hotels and offices. But also desks, lighting, a bar or a hanger. One clear signature style and plenty of room for imagination. The more we hear something is impossible, the more excited we get about it.