What's the point in Menu Design?

Not only do you have to consider the restaurant space, interior design and ethos of the restaurant, In the hustle and bustle of trying to get a new restaurant off the ground, one crucial step is...

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A Spotlight on Finishes – Natural Wood Joinery

This year’s strong trends at the Milan Design Week included the use of natural materials in collaboration with quality design that stands the test of time. The initial stages of designing a wine storage solution can seem...

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Softplay with a Latino twist comes to Center Parcs Longleat Forest!

Tigerplay has created a vibrant and contemporary play area for a brand new restaurant at one of the UK’s premium short break locations. The Latin American dining outfit wanted to channel a beach hut vibe in their...

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Hey! Do you want fresh design?

Fortune Oriental Holdings Limited is a licensed manufacturing and exporting group company focus on custom design and produce high end Restaurant  furniture for  more than 10 years. With our outstanding and efficient service, we are providing...

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May peace be among us!

City Insulation is here to help your venue keep noise contained with their cutting edge soundproofing service. City Insulation is a limited partnership soundproofing business conceptualised by friends Adam Turner (BSc) and Matt Christie whilst abroad on...

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The impact of cultural surroundings on restaurant design

You don’t need to look beyond your outdoor surroundings to get design inspiration. And it doesn’t mean you are lazy, it a current trend streaming through the restaurant industry. Alongside preserving cultral history, it appears to...

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For restaurants chasing profits, it's not all about the food!

In an industry where the competition is hyper competitive, a restaurant owner needs to be on the ball and not spending time constantly tinkering with their menu thinking that is their innovative edge.  People in the restaurant...

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What does good restaurant design look like?

Understanding customer motives is key to running a successful business. For restaurant owners, the overarching reason people eat out is (1) the food and (2) the experience. In some case one may be more important to...

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Scabrou launches all new platform for sourcing restaurant suppliers

Scabrou, the global online platform for sourcing businesses that supply products and services to hospitality/foodservice establishments has launched an all new  platform which  has been completely re-developed to enhance search and interactivity for hospitality professionals. New Releases  ...

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Custom manufacturers of contemporary and traditional seating

Bay Upholstery’s latest project for Tape London nightclub showcases the expertise they have for the custom-manufacture of traditional deep-buttoned chesterfield style seating. Bay Upholstery offer a range of expert services for commercial upholstery and contract seating projects....

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Using data to Redesign your Restaurant

Raspberry Pi are the company behind the genius restaurant technology that allowed Cava Mezza to code, generate data and effectively re-design their restaurants resulting in 12% increase of retained customers.  Cava are able to monitor everything from...

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Pret a Manger to open send veggie branch

After the successful launch of their first ‘veggie only’ branch in Soho, Pret A Manger are due to open a second one in London this year!  The new branch will open at Great Eastern Street in Shoreditch...

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How to make a small restaurant go viral

The key to this success story is signature items and an efficient use of social media. It’s rare that an Instagram post about a sugar packet could go viral, but Jack’s Wife Freda have got this...

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Pizza Express re-design with four new concepts

The global pizza chain has refreshed its restaurant environments with four bespoke styles intended for different demographics, with the hope of losing its “worn out” look and competing with the likes of Franco Manca. The restaurant’s in-house...

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Members Bar for Indie Film Studios Launches

Barbarella Studio is a bespoke commercial and residential architecture and design studio based in West London. Founders and designers Anna and Julie bonded over their love of cult film, concept based design and, bizarrely, military history,...

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Smashburger to launch new UK restaurants

It’s safe to say that Smashburger are one of the fastest growing restaurant concepts in the US, and to top that off that they have announced the launch of five new UK restaurants. Heads up to...

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Hilton Hotel interior inspired by city quirks

A city filled to the brim with life, art and entertainment, was at the core inspiration for the 196 room Hilton Brooklyn, New York. The Boerum Hill neighborhood once served as a chandlery and rope making...

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Lost and Foundry unusual and unique lighting

We love lighting! We love the transformative power that our lighting can provide to a range of interior spaces. Whether it be a low-lit industrial-style restaurant, a colourful and playful sea-side B&B or a Shanghai-themed Soho...

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Distinctive dining with Bistrot Pierre

Altrincham’s chic new restaurant, Bistrot Pierre, has opened it’s doors to the Stamford Quarter community. The clean-cut and elegant accent has been designed distinctly to draw in a fresh wave of customers, despite being number 17...

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Bella Italia undertake refurbishment!

Bella Italia are fast growing, and have opened 22 restaurants in the last calendar year, with the most recent one in East Kilbride shopping centre in South Lanarkshire, Scotland.  The authentic Italian chain has a portfolio of...

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High-Tech interior for Barburrito!

Yorkshire-based Leach Impact have innovated and replaced digital screens traditionally used for menus in the restaurant, with technology heaven. Dimmer switches, interchangeable fabrics, a new POS display, you name it, they’ve got it! The eye-catching setup...

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DESIGNERS & MANUFACTURERS OF FINE ECLECTIC FURNITURE

RhubarbLondon are creators and manufacturers of eclectic, handcrafted furniture. At the heart of every RhubarbLondon design lies its distinctive upholstery, sourced from original archives by the brand’s founder and head creative, Shaun Brownell. Proudly crafted in Britain,...

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FOH Restaurant Furniture Full Package Solution

Fortune Oriental Holdings Limited (FOH) is a global restaurant furniture branding company that works with interior design agencies, contractors, and end-users.  We consistently put customers first with a C2B business model. Additionally, our online business is allowing...

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Affordable luxury in your restaurant?

We offer a wide variety of chairs, bar chairs, dining benches and tables to beautifully decorate your restaurant or hotel.  With a fantastic sitting comfort and a lot of choice in colour, stitching and type of...

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Concorde BGW transform Lost & Found, Knutsford

This beautiful Grade II listed former town hall was originally designed by the architectural genius behind the Natural History Museum and is now home to the newest (and third in a successful line) Lost & Found...

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Jesu Sebastian’s BBQ and Umbrella Stand

Engineered for business. Using only the finest, high-quality materials to create this unique, stylish and multifunctional product. This design is simple and functional since it can conveniently store any type of umbrella. Jesu Sebastian’s Umbrella Stand with...

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Twenty-First Century Art Surfaces

We all aspire to a feeling of richness. Rich; Bentley bespoke tailoring rich Dining out should be a wonderful story. It should not be like eating at home. It should be another level of experience, a richer experience....

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Feel our love for wood

We insist that, at the end of the production process, the furniture that adorns your living environment is as natural as the wood from which it has originated. The Artisan factory, from Tešanj, Bosnia and Herzegovina emerged...

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UHS Group take on Nandos Oxford

Nando’s are here to not only satisfy those taste-buds, but to dazzle their customers with a vibrant, heart-warming interior design to leave that ever-lasting impression. UHS Group stood up to the challenge, to deliver a stylish...

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How to design a restaurant

Although the food is there to tantalize those taste buds, the surroundings and interiors can be everything. As they say, you eat with your eyes first! Two talented restaurant design professionals; Michael Groth (The Eddy) and John...

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The do's and don'ts of Valentines day

This month revolves around spreading the love no matter what your relationship status. It’s only a matter of time until your restaurant is buzzing and whatever you do, we’ve got the ultimate do’s and don’t... The Do’s... Sharing...

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Sushi restaurant interior

In the heart of St Petersburg, Russia, is the most exquisite and distinctive feature sushi restaurant, built up of 400 wooden triangle envelopes on one side of the wall and the ceiling. The designers; DA Architects,...

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London's highly acclaimed Sushisamba restaurant recently commissioned Bill Amberg Studio to undertak

The brief was to design a series of furniture that makes use of the space with efficiency while maximising the number of seats without bringing any harm to comfort. The London-based studio were also required to present...

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Be in Business for yourself, not by yourself

There has been significant growth in the past 30 years in the restaurant and takeaway market. For many consumers, dining out at a café or restaurant is no longer just an occasional treat but a regular...

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Wishing you’ll be here…

We design manufacture and install artificial plant displays and sets. From a one-off spectacular centrepiece to a corporate package repeated as standard a hundred times over. We’ve surprised and amazed clients large and small for over...

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CIDM unveils as main contractor for easyCoffee

After a positive response from customers following the opening of easyCoffee flagship stores in London in 2016, the vision to grow the network of coffee shop outlets and takeover the booming coffee market is well underway! Commercial...

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Brighton based company float new table on the market.

The design was thought up by the pair after they started experimenting with epoxy resin to fill holes in wood. They started small by immersing small pieces of wood in epoxy, but as the pair perfected...

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Lyco: helping itsu to ‘light beautiful’

itsu, one of the UK’s fastest growing casual restaurant chains, is working with Lyco, a leading UK lighting supplier, as it undertakes a major launch programme across the UK.  During 2017, itsu are looking to open...

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Together is Better

Global Upholstery Solutions has existed as an entity for only a year but, in reality, we’ve existed for over 30 years across three owners as the baton was passed from one to the next. Our first annual...

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FRL Flooring – appointed as the UK’s sole distributor for The Piccolo Group.

Flexible Reinforcements Ltd has expanded on its 50 years of experience in the distribution of plastics with its new flooring brand and launched Piccolo’s latest ranges – Rococo and Athena – last summer. FRL Flooring – is...

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Offbeat Creative Launch 'Eat My Brand'

Design agency Offbeat Creative are offering one lucky business the chance to secure a  completely free branding service. Here's what you need to know: The London-based company are renowned for building successful brands for independent restaurants, street...

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A look at Lionel Messi's New Restaurant

The Bellavista del Jardin del Norte, a restaurant in the heart of Barcelona opened by football superstar Lionel Messi, has been designed by El Equipo Creativo as a spatial experience with its interior design referencing the...

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Sensory Innovation for an Unforgettable Dining Experience

Innovative designers are approaching themed dining with the aim of invoking all the senses to elevate the dining experience to a new level.  To draw guests further into their experience, a firmer focus has been placed on...

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London Design Museum Opens Its Doors to the Public

The London Design Museum welcomed visitors to its new £85 million home in late November. Founded in 1989 by Sir Terence Conran, the Design Museum was previously housed in a banana-ripening warehouse on Shad Thames in south-east...

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Enhancing Your Restaurant Equipment as You Rebrand

When it comes to reinventing your restaurant, most people think of a rebrand as simply transforming the aesthetics and flavour, but upgrading your equipment means there’s more to a restaurant rebrand than meets the eye.  There are...

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The Architecture and Design Behind the Blue Bottle Coffee Cafe

Consistently the subject of renovation projects, the cafe’s latest look, designed by Schemata architects, has been injected with contemporary Japanese aesthetics, evident in the newly designed site in Nakameguro, Japan. To provide a degree of natural textures...

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The Cheesecake Factory Reveals Big Plans for 2017

The California-based company predicts the developments, as well as investments in the North Italia and Flower Child concepts, will bring incremental growth, according to CFO Doug Benn. Benn revealed the company's plans at last week's Eat, Sleep,...

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Sinclaire & Cliq Designs

Quilted fabric transforms flat, lifeless cloth, into super-tactile 3D quiltscape. It attracts all the right attention.  We offer a whole range of quilting designs that create dynamic fabrics; from a simple stripe to a funky swirl....

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Taco Bell’s New Look Takes It Back to Its Beginnings

American fast food chain Taco Bell will overhaul the design of four of its Californian stores and refresh its look with new seating, distressed wood, pendant lighting, and a variety of other new elements.   The company...

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YO! Sushi’s New Look Set to Roll out Globally

Japanese restaurant chain YO! Sushi have worked with design agency &SMITH to bring them closer to “the true taste of modern Tokyo.” The brand’s refined strategy and look sees the introduction of the Kanji script to their...

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Judges Reveal Winner of Jamie’s Italian Design Challenge

Clacton Coastal Academy have been named as the winner of the Design a Restaurant Challenge with Jamie’s Italian, pipping other schools from across the UK to the title.  Design Engineer Construct! ® (DEC!), an accredited learning programme...

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New Look Carluccio’s Seeks Younger Audience

Carluccio’s has undergone a major rebrand in order to welcome a new audience to the Italian restaurant chain.  In order to appeal to its desired demographic consisting of young diners, the restaurant has refreshed its logo and...

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New unique flooring range

Artisans of Devizes are an industry byword for beautiful natural stone, porcelain and encaustic tiles and list numerous top designers amongst their clientele.  Now available to boutique hotels and restaurants under the project management of Paul...

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Light Up Your Life with the Sunwood Marino

BREXIT may have left many UK firms feeling out in the cold. But the future is bright – and warm – for Sunwood Design UK. Two entrepreneurs from Bury and Bolton have managed to secure the UK distribution...

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Are you ready for the Halogen ban?

Did you know that as of September 1st 2016 mains voltage non-directional halogen bulbs are banned from being imported into Europe? Many people thought (and still think) the ban was delayed until September 2018. This confusion is...

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Yum China to Receive $460M in Investment

KFC and Pizza Hut owner Yum Brands have confirmed that Primavera Capital and an affiliate of Alibaba will purchase a stake in Yum China for $460 million as part of a planned spinoff of the business. In...

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Doughnut and Coffee Giant Tim Hortons Confirms UK Expansion

Tim Hortons, the cult Canadian brand renowned for its coffee and doughnuts, will begin stretching its reach into Britain next year as part of a global expansion. Following the July announcement of a similar agreement in the...

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KFC Fans Use Snapchat to Bring the Colonel to Social Media

KFC have given fans of the chain the chance to ‘Colonel-ise’ themselves through Snapchat.  The new lens, released at the end of last month, will allow fans to bring out the Colonel in them by providing his...

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Gourmet Burger Kitchen Snapped up By Famous Brands in £120m Deal

Famous Brands, Africa's leading quick-service and casual dining restaurant franchisor, has completed its purchase of the British burger chain.  In an acquisition that the company said was the “biggest deal the group has ever concluded,” the South...

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Increasing demand for Earth Anatomy products within the hospitality sector

Earth Anatomy are the UK’s leading supplier of natural real stone veneers which include Granite, Travertine and Marble. The innovative new veneers combine the traditional features of natural stone with remarkable new characteristics like light transmission...

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The Measure of Quality

What would you define as a true measurement of quality? There is a vast difference between meeting your expectations and totally surpassing them.  We create accurate surveys and 360-degree photos of your buildings worldwide, delivered to you...

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State of the Art Harry Ramsden’s Revealed to the Public

The all-new Harry Ramsden’s restaurant at the famous Blackpool Tower has been officially opened to the public, with the chain revealing their brand new look for the very first time.  With the site’s notable location, designers gave...

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Pizza Hut Completes its Largest Ever Restaurant Refurbishment

Pizza Hut has unveiled its massive £785,000 overhaul of its flagship Ashford branch at Eureka Leisure Park, the first makeover of its kind in the chain’s history.   The re-opening forms part of the brand’s multi-million pound...

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Wagamama to Launch in Spain Following Grupo Vips Franchise Agreement

Wagamama, the Japanese-inspired restaurant chain, has announced the opening of its first Spanish site following confirmation of a multi-restaurant franchise deal with the restaurant and retail group, Grupo Vips. The Madrid based store is due to open...

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Pokémon Fans Are All GO for Costa After Character Sightings

Costa has seen a footfall increase of 30% across its Pokémon spotting stores. Two of the coffee shop’s sites – both in Worcester – have proven popular with fans of the Pokémon GO app following sightings of...

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KERRADECO – intelligent wall solution

If you own a restaurant, bar, or café and you are looking to redesign it’s interior or you are thinking of opening a new one, you should get to know wall system KERRADECO designed by VOX....

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Paragon has completed theming and fit out work on ZAAP Thai Nottingham

THAI STYLE Themed creative fit out of the ZAAP restaurant in Nottingham Paragon has completed theming and fit out work on ZAAP Thai Nottingham, the second in a growing chain of uniquely themed, street food style Thai restaurants,...

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Top 10 tips on how to be an All Star Exhibitor

1. Does your website have a show banner? Step 1: Click on the Portal Step 2: Select your show Step 3: On the left hand side, click Exhibitors Step 4: Look out for your company, and then click Login to the right of...

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Aesthetically Sound Acoustics

The Art of Ambient Design in Hospitality Imagine sitting in a restaurant full of people and not being able to hear the person sitting directly opposite you... Imagine sitting in your home cinema continuously turning up the...

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The Importance of Acoustics in Hospitality

Interior acoustic quality in environments such as bars, cafés and restaurants can have a significant impact on patrons and staff alike - affecting the business itself. Numerous factors impact the overall acoustic quality of these spaces such...

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A Q&A with Jon Dover, Managing Director of Dover Design

What are your memories of your first restaurant design project?It wasn't my first restaurant project, as that was a long time ago, but this restaurant had burnt down and as we re-built it, we took the...

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Astounding Interiors Hospitality Interior Designers

Astounding Interiors have an innovative design team with multi-faceted skills that have produced an extensive portfolio of projects ranging from retail, nightclubs, bars, pubs, restaurants, coffee shops, social clubs, and residential, along with offices and showrooms. We...

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A Q&A with Neil Whitehead, Founder of Stuff International Design Limited

What are your memories of your first restaurant design project?My first major restaurant project was Putney Bridge Restaurant, just by Putney Bridge on the Thames.  We were the concept architects and restaurant designers.  The site is...

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THE IVY CLIFTON BRASSERIE SET TO OPEN IN CLIFTON VILLAGE, BRISTOL

The first establishment from The Ivy Collection outside of London - The Ivy Clifton Brasserie – is set to open in Bristol this summer. As of 1 April 2016, the space previously occupied by NatWest Bank...

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A Q&A with Peter Veale, Director of Firefly Lighting Design

We had the pleasure of asking Peter Veale of Firefly Lighting Design about his own career in design and what to expect in 2017... What are your memories of your first restaurant design project? Very fond...

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