Situated in what was previously The Collection venue in trendy Kensington, Restaurant Ours is a brand new eatery, serving up delicious dishes from Michelin star chef Tom Sellers.
Comprising a double height ground floor space and mezzanine, Architects Tibbatts Abel worked to make the most of each corner of the uniquely shaped building which is a triangular wedge tapering into a sharp corner where the back of house and kitchen areas stand. The space features a large and dramatic open interior space punctuated by three enormous trees and ceiling heights of up to 10 metres.
Externally the original brickwork and large over-scaled windows have been maintained and there have been no changes to the façade.
Working with main contractors Cicada Interiors, Tibbatts Abel have taken the large open warehouse double height space and created intimacy and intrigue through clever spatial planning and design.
The central ground floor island bar creates a perimeter around a large five meter high sculptural tree to the centre which is one of three full size trees in the main space. The bar area also features a leather upholstered front counter with a show-stopping marinace granite top. Special considerations were made to protect the venues iconic catwalk style glass floor entrance runway.
The mezzanine area features a curved teak timber bar which leads you round to seventies inspired banquette seating, upholstered using petrol blue luxury velvet.
Mimi Jade Fisher from design team, Tibbatts Abel, said:
“We were excited to work with a creative and successful team who have a wealth of experience in a variety of sectors. It enables us to create a uniquely interesting venue which enhances the original features of this iconic building.
“We were thrilled to be given the chance to create a brand new concept with the client and celebrity chef. We carefully blended a seventies-inspired interior design scheme with modern elements to transform the venue into a new version of its iconic self.”
Chef Tom Sellers has an impressive CV, his journey driven by the ambition to work with the world’s best chefs and at the finest restaurants. Ours is the second restaurant added to the portfolio of Tom Sellers, with his previous opening Restaurant Story. Story opened in April 2013 and earned its first Michelin star only five months after opening.
LGM Ltd, specialise in the supply and installation of contract interior furnishings including flooring, upholstery, furniture and soft furnishings. Based in the Midlands, working nationwide and in Europe, LGM Ltd has been supplying to the trade since 1946.
Richard Markall of LGM Ltd, said:
“We were only too happy to offer our services for the refurbishment at Restaurant Ours, providing over 70 meters of specialist fixed seat and loose round booths, upholstery to the central bar on the ground floor. The project also included 300m² of ceramic tiling, 180m² of wooded flooring and 132m² of vinyl. The results show for themselves.”
“Starting out as a family run business, but growing into a larger contract company, we pride ourselves on our ability to offer a one-to-one service for all our clients, offering support and advice on all our projects when required.”