Rextail has been unveiled following a six month modernisation process and extensive interior fit out.
The restaurant is the brainchild of owner Mr Acadi Novacoff and is located in the heart of Mayfair.
Diners can choose from a selection of sumptuous fish, game and meat dishes cooked over the venue’s charcoal grill and wood fired oven. Rextail also boasts an impressive a la carte menu which is brought to life by Head Chef, Adrian Martin.
Arcacia Consulting were the main contractors on the project and Premier Hospitality caught up with Managing Director Kyri Spyrou to find out more about the project. Kyri said:
“Mr Acadi Novacoff, is an accomplished restaurateur, he heard we were doing other projects in central London and approached us about working on his newest venture Rextail.
“He arranged for us to go to Moscow to see his other restaurants as he wanted Rextail to echo the content and interior design style of his other venues. So for us it was a case of transferring that design to London.”
The site was previously an Italian restaurant; The Larder, which had been closed for four years before being bought out by the new owner. The project was therefore a large refit project which involved fully modernising the venue to be in line with the Rextail design brief.
Arcacia took the venue right back to its brickwork shell; so everything in the venue now is brand new. The on-site team fitted a top of the range new kitchen and new mechanical and electrical systems.
The 130 cover restaurant is impressively designed; upon entering the venue diners are struck by the large bar on the right hand side. There are two built-in wine displays on either side of the restaurant that are also a focal piece of the venue.
Rextail boasts a dramatic, open kitchen which involves diners in the exciting action within the restaurant’s hub. The kitchen contains a large oven so diners can watch as their dishes are cooked and served. Syri said the interior design is extremely refreshing and in keeping with Mayfair design.
The eatery spans 356 squared metres and mainly comprises of timber, reclaimed panels, reclaimed parquet, marble, natural stone, metal work, detailing and polished plaster. The open, slab ceiling is decorated and creates a feeling of space, height and volume.
The large pipes running through the property are brightly decorated creating a vibrant, fresh dining environment. The varied colour scheme also adds a special something to the design.
The teams were on site from late May to early November; Kyri recalled that the first month of the project was slow due to gutting the original restaurant. He said:
“The previous restaurant was layers and layers of previous fit outs on top of each other, so we had to peel back these layers. It was nice to see plenty of height and space after the strip out.
“There were no major issues during the project apart from a few last minute changes of layout and lights. On the whole everything ran smoothly as I have got a very good team that we have worked with before.”
Studio Livings, headed by Rachael Livings, were involved in the Rextail development as Arcacia Consulting have worked with the firm previously.
NB Studio, a Moscow based interior design company, came up with the initial design concept and so were key in the development of Rextail.
Arcacia Consulting, a construction management firm, were the main contractors on site. Their team of electricians, plumbers, builders, air conditioning contractors and kitchen contractors were on site during the internal fit out, as were Shaca Construction.
Arcacia have worked on many high profile London projects including Balthazar, 34 Grosvenor Square, Le Caprice, J Sheekeys and Pizza East.
ROC Electrical Ltd
ROC Electrical Ltd specialise in electrical and mechanical installations for the high-end restaurant and hotel industries. The company has been in operation since 2004 and within the last decade has completed works for many high profile sites, including Balthazar in Covent Garden, 34 restaurant on Grosvenor Square and Michel Roux’s Le Gavroche’s new kitchen to come in the new year.
Whilst most recently ROC Electrical was responsible for the full electrical installations in Arkady Novikov’s new venture Rextail in Mayfair. ROC Electrical Ltd worked closely with the architect to achieve the final design and this included the installation of CCTV and security systems.
ROC Electrical Ltd Operations Director, Cahal McNicholl, said:
“Working on projects such as Rextail is very important to us and to be part of sites like this continues to raise our profile.”
“At ROC Electrical we always strive to deliver what the client asks for, ensuring that each job has the wow factor.”