We were invited to redesign and relaunch London’s iconic fine dining Indian restaurant – Bombay Brasserie.
Taking inspiration from the restaurant’s established heritage we created a truly authentic environment in which patrons can immerse themselves into Indian cuisine and culture.
The entrance to the restaurant has been dramatically re-envisaged. A beautiful metal fret work curved screen has been installed, which is gently back lit; providing a warm welcome to the patrons and complimenting the rows of Indian petrol lanterns that sit in recessed shelves within the screen.
Inside the restaurant there is a variety of seating areas – relaxed, formal, private and a large conservatory – each of which needed redefining and harmonising with an overall interior concept. We draw upon the restaurant’s notable heritage and emphasized its colonial style. This included sourcing furniture hand crafted from India, original photos from the period and commissioning artwork from a renowned Indian artist – which was painted onto a large canvas and carefully shipped to the UK for installation.
A prominent feature is the bar, which has been designed to replicate an open drinks cabinet. The mirrored back and glass shelves are backlit, helping the cabinet to create a striking presence within the large space.
The bar area is furnished with an intricately patterned handmade rug, antique wooden concertina screen, plantation shutters and an eclectic mix of framed photographs depicting colonial scenes. These elements combined with a varied use of rich materials, such as velvet and leather, and bold colours help to create a sumptuous relaxing environment.