Serving up the very best of British, French and Italian cuisine, Hush St Paul’s is the latest site to open in the ever expanding portfolio of Hush Brasseries.
The new restaurant – situated on Ludgate Hill– joins Hush Holborn and Hush Mayfair to become the third site under the Hush name, and offers up a fine selection of food from breakfast right through to dinner.
Light meals include Grilled Butterflied Chicken; Crispy Duck Salad; Caramelised Onion Tart; and Lobster Roll; whilst mains include 8oz Scottish Rib-Eye Steak; Saffron and Courgette Risotto; and the mighty Hush Hamburger! All meals are backed by an extremely impressive drinks menu, which is jam-packed with beers, classic cocktails, spritzers, wines, iced teas and of course soft drinks.
Hush is owned by London restaurateur Jamie Barber. Discussing the latest site in the Hush brand, Jamie said:
“This is a very special site, overlooking the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral and I’m very excited to be bringing a touch of Hush to the City.”
Work began on the creating Hush St Paul’s in February 2013, with J Thomson as the main contractor and Kate Wilkins as the lighting designer. Michaelis Boyd Associates masterminded all architectural design on Hush St Paul’s.
Michaelis Boyd Associates is a 50-strong architectural practice, with a vast selection of restaurants, hotels and residential projects, working across refurbishments and new builds. The practice has been involved with a number of high-profile projects throughout the UK, as well as across the world, designing buildings in countries such as Africa, China, America, India and Nepal.
Discussing the new site for Hush, Michaelis Boyd Associates Company Director, Alex Michaelis, said:
“Hush St Paul’s is a relaxed space that is suitable for breakfast, lunch, dinner and evening drinks. When coming up with the design for the St Paul’s site it was important for us to create the right atmosphere, so that the restaurant could work at various times throughout the day, whether guests come into the building to eat alone or as part of a group for a more social experience.
“Hush St Paul’s is all on one level and is very atmospheric, with exposed ceilings and a beautiful brass counter. The counter was designed to house little lunch boxes and takeaway bags, but also functions as a serving bar.”
As Hush St Paul’s was installed into a new development the construction process ran fairly smoothly, with no major challenges. The project followed hot on the heels of the refurbishment of Hush Mayfair, which was given a makeover by Alex Michaelis, in order to keep the site in line with the expectations of a modern diner.
Split across two floors, Hush Mayfair houses a cocktail bar on the first floor and a private dining room on the second, with al fresco dining available in the site’s beautiful courtyard. The courtyard is the perfect spot for a relaxed lunch or drinks and is backed by the brasserie’s full menu throughout the day.
“It is an interesting time in restaurant design at the moment, with everyone having to work very hard to up their game in a competitive industry. It is quite easy to see that the quality of restaurants and cafe bars has improved dramatically in the last few years and we are currently seeing some great sites crop up throughout the UK.
“Hush is a great brand which is flexible and adaptable to each site and I believe the plan is to expand the portfolio over the coming years. St Paul’s has been incredibly successful in a short space of time and it was a great project to be a part of.”
For more information about Hush please visit: www.hush.co.uk.
DF20 Ltd specialises in the design, supply and installation of commercial kitchens and bars in the private and public sectors. The company has been in operation since 2004 and in this time has worked on many high-profile sites, including Sofitel St James, Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant in Padstow, the Aviator hotel, Harrods Champagne Bar, Cabana restaurants as well as international installations in Saint-Tropez.
Throughout the project ‘Hush Brasserie’@ St Pauls, DF20 Ltd worked closely with the design team from the outset, to supply and install the commercial kitchen equipment, coldrooms and storage as well as the theatre kitchen and stunning feature bar.
DF20 Ltd Company Director, Chris Fleming said:
‘Co-ordination of the mechanical and electrical services were a major part of the project management on this site due to site restrictions, not to mention the delivery schedules as the site is directly opposite the main steps of St Pauls Cathedral, red routes and traffic wardens a plenty.
“We have an excellent working relationship with the whole project team at Hush Brasseries and this is something which is very important to us. At DF20 Ltd we pride ourselves in our ability to provide a direct contact so that the correct person is always available to answer any queries and see the project to a successful conclusion.”