A brand new Brindisa restaurant has opened in London.
The new site for the Spanish restaurant chain is Tramontana Brindisa Shoreditch, which is situated on Curtain Road and is within walking distance of Old Street tube station. The latest restaurant joins additional Brindisa sites – located in Soho, London Bridge and South Kensington – to become the fourth restaurant in the portfolio.
Work began on Tramontana Brindisa Shoreditch in June 2012 and was completed in September. The site is a Mediterranean tapas restaurant and bar which comprises 100 internal covers and 40 external covers.
Tekne was the main contractor on the project, whilst Grieg & Stephenson provided all of the design work on the site. Technical Services was the mechanical and electrical consultant on the restaurant.
Prior to work taking place on the project the site was formerly a vegetarian restaurant, so an existing bar and kitchen were removed and replaced. A new bar which stretches throughout the main area of the restaurant was then installed on the site and provides an additional seating area for diners.
Following the installation of the bar the new kitchen was installed, whilst the back area of the restaurant was opened up to allow diners to have a view of the rear garden area. The garden was then transformed to create a fantastic external eating area for diners who prefer to eat alfresco.
To round off the works on the site, fixed banquet seating was installed, tiling was laid and new decorative finishes were completed.
Whilst a large amount of work was conducted to the interior and the rear exterior of the building, work on the front of the restaurant was kept to a minimum. The front-of-house exterior work involved a few cosmetic touches along with the installation of associated Brindisa restaurant signage.
Grieg & Stephenson Interior Designer Joanna Gomm, said:
“Work ran smoothly on the project, however, the installation of the bar was a challenge as it was quite large and we had to ensure that the kitchen tied in with the design point of view.”
Joanna Gomm added:
“This is our third site for Brindisa. We worked on the brand’s first site which opened in London Bridge and then we were involved in the refurbishment of an existing site in Soho, before tackling this latest restaurant in Shoreditch.
“This is the first Brindisa restaurant to open in five years so it is very important for the company to get this new restaurant up and running correctly and I believe this is something that we’ve achieved. There was a lot of anticipation in the opening of Tramontana Brindisa Shoreditch and whilst work was being conducted on the site people would come up to us and enquire about what was taking place.
“Moving forward Brindisa is looking at new sites and we hope to be a part of another one of their restaurants.”
Brindisa was founded in 1988 by Monika Linton – before branching out in 2004 to include Brindisa Tapas Kitchen – and derives its name from the Spanish word ‘Brindis’, which translates as the act of raising a glass in celebration. Brindisa keeps food central to its offering and sources over 400 different ingredients directly from Spain.
In addition to Brandisa’s four sites, the brand also sells its classic Spanish ingredients from its shop in Borough Market as well as from its online store.
Monika Linton said:
“The start up of the tapas business began when I invited Mark Hix, a Brindisa customer since 1989 and good friend, to view the Borough market site I was being offered by the Borough Market Trust. Between us in seconds we could visualise a tapas bar. Mark introduced me to Ratnesh Bagdai – the finance and operations director – to help me outline a specific financial plan for a restaurant and to develop the initiative and we haven’t looked back since.
“I wanted the wonderful foods that we select from Spain to move to the front of the stage – from the warehouse to the table with all the support and enthusiasm that we can muster. Brindisa Warehouse, after decades of working with our excellent producers, is thrilled to now be able to consolidate efforts with an energetic restaurant team dedicated to cooking and presenting these foods beautifully.”
For more information about Brandisa please visit: www.brindisa.com.
Technical Services (Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Ltd
Technical Services (Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Ltd) are a specialist catering equipment, refrigeration, mechanical and electrical building services design and installation company working in a variety of sectors including; restaurants, private members clubs, casinos, leisure centres, commercial offices, retail, education, local authority and residential. The company has been in operation for over 25 years and prides itself on project commissions primarily from repeat works with existing clients as well as from recommendations to new clients.
On Tramontana Brindisa Shoreditch Technical Services were responsible for the complete kitchen equipment and ventilation design and installation works package.
Technical Services MD Andrew Parton said:
“We have worked extremely hard building up a strong working relationship with all our clients, and have had the privilege to have been involved with some of the most iconic restaurants in London.
“Working with Brindisa is very important for us and on this project we were given the opportunity to showcase our ADISA brand of bespoke design Kitchen suite working closely with the Brindisa Directors and Head Chef to create a ‘perfect’ Kitchen Bar and open servery that is the focal point of the Restaurant.
“It has been a real pleasure to work with such an enthusiastic client on this project as well as the main contractor TEKNE whose project Manager Martin Norman is a true professional with ‘old school values’.”
Andy Parton added:
“We are the sole distributor of the ADISA brand equipment that offers Kitchen catering suite and bar products at an extremely competitive cost.”
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Kate Eyre Garden Design Ltd
For the past seven years,Kate Eyre Garden Design Ltd has specialised in the design of high-end garden spaces for the domestic sector. Most recently, the company has branched out to complete works for a garden project in Greenwich for Meantime Brewing Company, as well as completing the rear garden space for Tramontana Brindisa Shoreditch.
Kate Eyre Garden Design Ltd Company Owner, Kate Eyre, said:
“For Tramontana Brindisa Shoreditch, we designed the exterior area to work in conjunction with the interior space. The exterior has a different feel to it, but we wanted to make sure it was aesthetically pleasing, whilst remaining comfortable and usable.
“It’s a small space but we worked hard to include as many covers as possible and the aim was to create an authentically Spanish garden with a modern twist.
“Tables include broken Spanish tiles, and we have planted a mulberry tree which will eventually grow to create a canopy that will cover the space.”
Kate Eyre added:
“We have really enjoyed working on this project. It was something a little different, with an interesting brief and it was great working alongside Greig & Stephenson.
“At Kate Eyre, we’re incredibly creative, we get excited by new projects and we always try and bring something unexpected to the table.”
For more information about Kate Eyre Garden Design Ltd, please visit: www.eyre-design.co.uk