Our brief was to create the interiors for a new independent restaurant offering within the Doubletree by Hilton hotel in Kingston.
Inspired by the areas rich aviation heritage, the overall design scheme holds a warm and contemporary aesthetic, with subtle touches of aircraft paraphernalia.
Hawkers Bar & Brasserie makes a striking impression, with its rich leather seating, ambient lighting and ornate floor tiles. A warm palette of copper, teal and soft greys conjure up an air of elegant opulence with low-level mirror screens and an exposed statement ceiling, bringing in a modern industrial feel.
A prominent feature in the space is the “The Chef’s Table’ which allows diners to overlook the open kitchen pass, providing them with a sense of culinary theatre; also doubling up as a modern breakfast buffet counter in the morning. This was a key element in the scheme for our designers, ensuring the practical hotel operations of breakfast service did not negatively impact on the overall design of the restaurant space as the day progresses and the dining groups expand from hotel guest to locals as well.
In order to give the brasserie its own independent feel, our designers created an enticing exterior entrance complete with bespoke glass doors and an enclosed terrace allowing for al fresco dining all year round.
The restaurant heroes the name of Kingston’s famed flight pioneer Harry Hawker, which is bought to life through the branding and carefully curated design details which inject the whole scheme with a wonderful sense of character and identity.