Loud, clear and intensely sophisticated.

Alex Claridge is one of a kind. So when he asks you do develop a concept with him, you strap on your seatbelt, and roll with it. The gorgeous site (formerly Two Cats, a great little restaurant in it’s own right) had lots of period features that were untouchable due to the listed nature of the building.

We thought that a tasting menu and wine flight (accompanied by guitar music) could only be made better with the added element of playful kitchen drama unfolding before the diners eyes, so we set to work opening the kitchen out. This way, the diners could see their food being intricately prepared in front of their eyes, with the kitchen decor seamlessly leading into the dining room.

Project

Restaurant Design & Build

What We Did

Creating a rock and roll interior for the ‘enfant terrible’ of Birmingham’s fine dining scene.

Full immersion.

It’s difficult to tell where the dining room ends and the kitchen stops, with the usual commercial kitchen aesthetic gone and replaced with jet black honeycomb tiles and stainless-steel, conical hot-lamps.

Cylindrical bespoke lamps over each table. “Strength in numbers, no-one can come between us” Prophets of Rage
Black honeycomb kitchen tiles. “I see a red door and I want to paint it black” Rolling Stones
The Pass. Hanging chrome cones and live action. “Dancing in the moonlight, It’s caught me in it’s spotlight” Thin Lizzie
Round-backed grey and wood chairs. “You spin me right round, baby right round like a record, baby” Dead or Alive
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Cylindrical bespoke lamps over each table. “Strength in numbers, no-one can come between us” Prophets of Rage
Black honeycomb kitchen tiles. “I see a red door and I want to paint it black” Rolling Stones
The Pass. Hanging chrome cones and live action. “Dancing in the moonlight, It’s caught me in it’s spotlight” Thin Lizzie
Round-backed grey and wood chairs. “You spin me right round, baby right round like a record, baby” Dead or Alive
Dark-tinted wall-mirrors to create space and psychedelia. “I used to live in a room full of mirrors” Jimi Hendrix
Black polished wood tables. “Black Betty, Bam-ba-lam” Ram Jam