London & South East

California Dreamin’

 Hally's, Parsons Green, London

With its white wood, scaffold board tables and raw wooden dining chairs, Hally’s in Parsons Green is every bit the rustic café.

 Not out of place amongst the surf shacks of California, this London eatery opened its doors in May to a chorus of praise from critics and diners alike.

 Serving up a selection of fresh and colourful food, Hally’s is a unique addition to Parson’s Green. The restaurant caters for a diverse local demographic; mothers in the week who want somewhere sociable to have coffee, workers popping in for a takeaway salad, couples for relaxed supper dates, friends meeting for drinks and everyone meeting for brunch at the weekend.

 Owner, Anna Haliday was inspired to open Hally’s after her experiences travelling around the world where she discovered a huge variety of delicious foods. The cuisine that tickled her palette the most was in California. Anna describes the food as; “fresh, delicious, colourful and healthy” she went on to describe the venue as “about innovative food, inventive cocktails, great coffee, good tunes and fun times.”

Hally's, Parsons Green, London

Alexander Waterworth Interiors started working closely with Anna in January 2013, with the help of Metz Construction.

 The key to the design concept was to create a farm to table environment that was fresh, clean and full of bold colours. This was achieved by creating a white space juxtaposed against greens, yellows and blues.

 The painted timber boards add a sense of warmth; whilst the white wash exposed brick gives the space a rough natural edge. The large glass doors allow the natural light to fill the restaurant and accentuate the bright space; the end result is a light and airy, authentic and unpretentious venue.

Hally's, Parsons Green, London

Alexander Waterworth Interiors was formed in 2011 to provide clients with an alternative to traditional interior design studios. The studio is characterised by personalised yet efficient service and meticulous attention to detail. As well as undertaking full design projects, dealing with the interior architecture, space planning and functionality of schemes, the studio also look at work on a more microscopic scale, including bespoke furniture as well as sourcing rare and interesting antique pieces.

 A spokesperson for the studio said: “With over a decade of international experience working on high-end commercial and residential projects, we have the confidence to develop creative, forward-thinking solutions to design briefs. Alexander Waterworth projects go beyond making spaces and design schemes that just work: we make spaces that flourish both functionally and aesthetically.”

Hally's, Parsons Green, London

 If you want to take in the Californian delights of Hally’s get yourself down to New Kings Road in South London.


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