Welcome to the latest edition of Premier Hospitality.
In this month’s issue catch up with some of the nominees from last month’s Casual Dining Design Awards 2014 and we showcase the Gordon Ramsay Group’s latest restaurant, London House.
On the 26th and 27th February casual dining became the focus of the hospitality world when the UK’s first dedicated trade event for the casual dining sector launched into action. The event took place at the Business Design Centre, Islington and included the much talked about Casual Dining Design Awards 2014.
The awards comprised three categories – Best Designed Independent Restaurant 2014, Best Designed Multiple Restaurant 2014 and Best Designed Casual Dining Pub 2014 – and shortly after the awards took place, Premier Hospitality spoke to a number of architects who received nominations. This month we showcase some of these fantastic projects, with interviews from the likes of I-Am Associates, Mackenzie Wheeler and the Pub Design Doctor.
Speaking about the awards, Rupert Wheeler, Mackenzie Wheeler, said:
“We always get instant feedback from clients, but to get feedback from the industry is very important, so awards like this are worthwhile.”
Meanwhile, the Gordon Ramsay Group has recently unveiled their newest venue; London House restaurant. The venue is nestled in South West London’s historic Battersea Square and opened its doors at the beginning of February.
London House provides diners with Modern European cooking and a polished destination cocktail bar. The menu is heavily influenced by Irish born Head Chef Anna Haugh-Kelly who has worked in some of the finest kitchens in Ireland, France, Spain, London and most recently, Los Angeles. The venue is being managed by Paul Halliwell, whose 17 year career has seen him manage The Glasshouse in Kew, Odette’s in Primrose Hill and most recently La Trompette in Chiswick.
Speaking to Premier Hospitality, Project Manager, Michael Doherty, said:
“All involved got quite a buzz working alongside such a reputable and well known organisation. We hope that our relationship with Gordon Ramsay Group is something that continues to mature; we are currently negotiating further works that we hope to be part of in the coming year. We consider The Group a very important client which we work hard at keeping satisfied.”
Now, with all that and more it’s time to sit back and feast on Premier Hospitality.