We were approached by chef Stephen Li to create the interiors and branding for his new seafood grill restaurant based in Billericay, Essex.
The idea behind Felix Seafood Grill was to create a welcoming and refined restaurant offering within the area, which would showcase Stephen’s culinary expertise, whilst appealing to the local community.
Housed in a former fishmongers shop, the 200sqm site is an intimate and unassuming space consisting of a main restaurant, bar and private dining area.
The exterior of the restaurant has been re-envisioned with a striking white washed shop front complimented by bold signage and gold vinyls, which creates a prominent presence along the main high street.
A dramatic monolithic desk greets diners on entry into the restaurant decorated with touches of subtle lighting and a 3D cladded feature wall, bringing layers of warmth and texture into the space.
Pockets of soft green leather banquettes lead down to a rich copper bar, which illuminates the front of the main restaurant space with its high-lit gantry and bold façade. A prominent feature is the bespoke wall covering designed with mesmerising hues of pinks, greens and golds that conjure the feel of a calming ocean.
Contemporary walnut slatted screens divide the bespoke seating in the restaurant area, allowing for a more intimate and relaxed setting. An impressive open kitchen pass overlooks the private dining area known as ‘The Chef’s Table’, allowing diners the chance to experience an exciting sense of culinary theatre.