Burger & Lobster Threadneedle Street is the group’s largest site in London and is housed within a Grade II listed banking hall. It was key for the design team to handle the renovations sensitively and pay respect to the existing structure of the building.
Design highlights of the restaurant include a large tunnel made from handmade lobster pots located just inside the main doorway creating a dramatic entrance. Several lobster tanks are housed next to the meet and greet to allow diners to see the ‘main stars of the show’ immediately.
Attention is also brought to the vast ceiling height with the introduction of elegant eight metre long cloud paper lights suspended over the main seating area. The Light Corporation were responsible for developing the overall lighting scheme which includes a range of striking drop pendants.
The large space is successfully zoned between restaurant and bar area. Within the restaurant a banquette island takes centre stage with integrated pendant lights over each table offering clientele a comfortable and intimate seating environment. On the opposite side of the large expanse is an island bar that features a structural gallantry fashioned from black steel.
The designers have integrated the new design subtly into the original architectural features, such as including hand drawn ‘wave tattoos’ up the supporting columns and flowing onto the glass balustrade on the mezzanine level.
The entire space has been carefully curated to ensure that it appeals to the particular audience situated within this city location and creates the enjoyable ambience associated with the Burger & Lobster brand.