Vivek Singh’s ‘slice of old India’, The Cinnamon Club, reopened its doors in September following a fantastic refurbishment ahead of its 15th anniversary.
The Cinnamon Club worked with award-winning design studio B3 Designers on the refurbishment, reviving and enhancing the traditional features of the Grade II Listed building, which once housed Westminster Library.
During the course of the refurbishment, B3 Designers enriched the 242 cover, 363 square metre restaurant by utilising strong colours and majestic finishes. Soaring ceilings, elegant tables, shelves filled with antiquarian books and vintage wood panelling have helped create a mood of club-like serenity, whilst marble table tops have been used in the main dining room to create an elegant appearance.
The introduction of new seating booths, with bespoke brass stripe detailing, has made a dramatic improvement to the area under the mezzanine space. It is also here that B3 Designers have fitted new timber and mirror panelling to match the existing panelling and create a continuing feature.
The library bookcases that wrap the main dining space have been restored and include thousands of books all sorted and catalogued by colour and subject. The books – purchased by B3 Designers – have been integrated into the restaurant and have nourished the existing library.
In the Mezzanine area above the main dining space, a striking blue colour has been applied to the walls tying this space to the dining area beneath. The walls have been adorned with artwork and new banquette seating has been installed.
In the Private dining room, a duck egg colour has been applied to the walls to tie the space together and overcome the large scale of the room. To create definition and detail, B3 Designers chose a contrasting off-white to the cornices, mouldings and the two large arches, thus enhancing and reviving these architectural features.
The Library Bar is dressed with bespoke ‘cocktail style’ furniture upholstered in plush velvets with strong colour punches. The walls are painted with a refreshing light teal/sage colour bringing out the finish of the mahogany woodwork in the bookcases. Classic opal shades and brass light fittings dotted around give that final touch of elegance.
London-based B3 Designers create distinctive, fresh and contemporary designs for the interiors of hotels, bars, restaurants and retail spaces. Founded by Mark Bithrey in 2002, B3 Designers is an award-winning, innovative design practice specialising in the creation of great brand experiences that not only deliver but also exceed expectations.
The studio believes that every project is completely unique, irrespective of size, budget or location and this is what has led B3 Designers to become a leading name within the industry. Having worked with Vivek Singh on Cinnamon Kitchen & Anise in 2008, B3 Designers made the perfect choice for The Cinnamon Club refurbishment.
Recent projects have included Sackville’s restaurant, Mayfair; Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre Café; Afternoon Tea at The Royal Opera House; Greenwich Kitchen, by the O2 Arena; and Topolski Bar, Southbank; Gymkhana restaurant, Mayfair London; Trishna restaurant, Marylebone London; 28-50 Wine Workshop & Kitchen, Maddox Street & Marylebone London, amongst others.
Mark Bithrey, Design Director at B3 Designers, said: “We were delighted to work with Vivek Singh again being part of this new chapter of The Cinnamon Club.”
The refurbishment of the Cinnamon Club is a project that CCE Group Ltd were proud to be involved with. The intention was to work alongside chef, Vivek Singh, to create a more ergonomic flow to his kitchen.
CCE Group Ltd had the pleasure of having Vivek and Rakesh visit their factory to view their fabrication prior to its installation. CCE Group Ltd enjoyed working with such a high profile establishment and achieving the kitchen their client desired.
For more information about The Cinnamon Club, please visit: www.cinnamonclub.com.