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Hold the Press! Fleet Street Kitchen is a splash

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Fleet Street Kitchen- Birmingham

Since opening its doors in Birmingham city centre last month Fleet Street Kitchen has received rave reviews, with compliments being paid to its light and bright design and fresh ‘farm to fork’ food.

The new dining experience comes from Town & Country Inns who are behind the popular Mechu and Après brands which play a big role in the city’s nightlife.

If a success Keith Williams, Town & Country Inns Director, believes that Fleet Street Kitchen could develop beyond Birmingham. Keith said: “If this first one is successful, we would look to possibly put another Fleet Street Kitchen at a unit in a mixed development down in Cheltenham, where we also operate an Après bar.”

Fleet Street Kitchen- Birmingham

Within the 120-cover restaurant the Barbecoa charcoal grill takes centre stage as a glass frontage invites diners to enjoy the theatre of busy kitchen. Downstairs feels more daring with its interior of marble mosaic floors, battered leather furniture and fashion-inspired illustrations in graphic monochrome where live acts, DJ’s and cool laid back Jazz bring a custom-designed late-night experience to life.

In addition to the internal delights there is also an outdoor terrace and seating for up to 100 guests. With an enviable waterside Fleet Street Kitchen is a unique dining experience that’s just waiting to be discovered.

Speaking about the design aspects of the restaurant, Raw Design Director Matt Rawlinson, who undertook the project, said:

“Fleet Street Kitchen is a new concept, the site was previously a bar and night club for another company and our clients took it over with a view to turning it into a light new steak and grill restaurant.

Fleet Street Kitchen- Birmingham

“Previously the site was quite dark and dingy, we therefore wanted to radically transform it and bring a lot more light in, creating a much lighter, brighter and fresh welcoming environment.

“To achieve this it has meant opening up the windows and frontage, we also stripped back all the dark timber floors and relined them using polished white marble. We have also built white shutters around the dark grey concertina windows, giving a slightly continental feel.”

Matt added: “The restaurant has been really well received by customers and staff alike, it has got a really great vibe about it, the food and environment is fantastic. It’s a one off, but judging by the success so far it could expand.”

Raw Design has been in operation since 1996 and has worked on a variety of hospitality and leisure projects from bars and nightclubs to hotels and restaurants.

For more information please visit: www.fleetstreetkitchen.co.uk.

 Fleet Street Kitchen- Birmingham

360 Commercial Interiors 

In the short time since 360 Commercial Interiors burst onto the scene some six years ago the company has gone from strength to strength, working across the UK on some of the most prestigious hospitality and leisure brands.

The company specialises in high end interior fit-out and refurbishment contracts and has worked in several Westfield Shopping Centres and for many independent restaurants and bars.

Most recently the company were appointed as the main contractor on the trendy new offering from Town & Country Inns, Fleet Street Kitchen.

Speaking about the works carried out on Fleet Street Kitchen, Director Martin Turner said: “We completed all elements of the fit-out at Fleet Street Kitchen which included bespoke joinery, tiling, decoration, flooring, and the shop front. We also managed the client appointed mechanical and electrical contractors.

“It was a very important project for us to be involved with; Town & Country Inns are a valued client.”

With over 20 years’ experience behind him, Martin knows how to get the best results for clients, when asked what 360 pride themselves on he said: “Building successful relationships, as Customer satisfaction is at the heart of everything we do.”

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