The Apero restaurant in the Ampersand Hotel is a sophisticated but casual eatery, designed by Dexter Moren Associates. The space is full of light and character, featuring a colourful Mediterranean bar space at the front, and more ambient lighting towards the back.
Above the bar hang alternating glass pendant lights, bespoke by Rothschild & Bickers. Apero stands apart from the hotel with industrial finishes included throughout, featuring casted aluminium wall lamps and reclaimed timber dining tables.
The mix of dining tables were bespoke for the space by CasaZeta, and stunning banquette seating in Mulhouse Housemartin leather from Whistler Leather. Glass pendant lights bespoke by Original BTC, are suspended by chains above diners.
The dining chairs are bespoke by Waring Furniture, and all are covered with soft leathers from Whistler Leather.
Several snugs and nooks are arranged among the Victorian arches. The original brick walls and low level lighting make the overall atmosphere sophisticated yet relaxed.
Apero is an entry into the ‘Restaurant or bar in a hotel’ category in the 12/13 Restaurant and Bar Design Awards.