We were commissioned by Tabure Restaurant group to create the design for a new ‘laidback little sister’ concept to follow their well-established neighbourhood eateries in St Albans and Berkhamsted. The owners wanted to further evolve the brand with the launch of a fast-casual concept in Harpenden that captures the true passion and joy behind Turkish home-cooking.
Tahini brings a modern take on traditional Barbekü dishes delivering lovingly prepared small plates that can be enjoyed inside the restaurant or in the comfort of your own home.
Taking its cues from the decorative and colourful tones of Turkish design, the interior is vibrant, warm and inviting with a beautifully crafted open kitchen taking centre stage. The 3-seater counter is constructed from natural veneered timber and marble quartz combined with a bespoke cooper gantry which emphasises Tahini’s authentic cooking process.
The open layout of the design allows rich, smokey aromas to fill the restaurant space from the traditional hearth oven which forms the main backdrop of the kitchen.
A colour-blocked ceiling and wall tiles in deep blue defines the intimate seating area and enriches the intricate details including the terracotta pendant lights and statement pattern flooring inspired by woven Persian tapestry. The shopfront has been refreshed in a modern clean white palette complemented by contemporary cooper signage.
The overall scheme evokes a modern reinvention of Turkish dining allowing guests to discover the fresh and innovative flavours of Tahini’s cuisine in a relaxed and casual setting.
View the branding for the project here