Boozy Cow relocates
Boozy Cow Aberdeen has relocated to a larger site at Langstane Place, presenting a refurbished trendy cocktail and burger venue. Aimed at a young professional student market, the contemporary venue brings a gritty and punchy design with a fun-filled menu and drinks list.
Responsible for the design of the exciting venue was award-winning interior design and architectural practice, Tibbatts Abel, who specialise in projects within the hospitality and leisure industry. The project began onsite in March this year and was completed in just four weeks.
Established in 2007, Tibbatts Abel is a dynamic partnership with over 30 years of experience. The creative practice works on a broad spectrum of projects, from hotels, restaurants and nightclubs to bars and pubs, ensuring a design that encompasses quality, creativity and cohesion.
Adam Tibbatts, Design Director of Tibbatts Abel, told Premier Hospitality:
“The feedback for the new Aberdeen site has been great! We started the first Boozy Cow in Aberdeen three years ago – now we have moved this venue into a much larger space due to its increasing popularity. We are also working on a Boozy Cow in Edinburgh and we are looking at another three sites in other cities for the near future, so it is clear this is a very popular brand. In fact, there may well be plans for bringing Boozy Cow to the south – we’re looking at sites at present.”
“On this project we worked with a local artist from Edinburgh known as Lindsey Henderson – she does a fantastic job at bringing independent artwork to each site. With Lindsey’s assistance we have injected an industrial punk style, complete with signage in red neon to add a bold and daring element.
“The restaurant is a sultry space with warm elements, rustic oak benches and seating, and a focus on the graphics and artwork.”
Bespoke industrial style furniture is complemented by red crackle glaze booths, curtain features and moody lighting. Cool and quirky, the features gel together and result in a charming ensemble, making this venue ideal for all types of get-togethers and celebrations.
“My biggest challenge was using the original template and moving it forward, taking note of the building and trying to create an electric atmosphere within the new space. We wanted to create a space which would maintain a great atmosphere throughout the day and night. Lighting was a very big part of this scheme.”
An exciting and varied menu at Boozy Cow includes mouth-watering choices such as the Maple Bacon Cheeseburger, Dirty Chicken Burger dipped in hot pepper gravy, Chicken Chipotle Burger and the Phili Cheesesteak served in a brioche sub. Customers can also indulge with the Chilli Dog, Chilli Cheese Fries, Popcorn Chicken or Buffalo Chicken Wings, served with celery and a blue cheese dip.
Innovative ‘Boozyshakes’ include ‘Boozy Brulada’ which combines pineapple vodka with coconut rum and an Irn Bru top; and ‘Chocolate Salty Balls’ where chocolate vodka meets chocolate, caramel and a touch of salt. A selection of wine, spirits, beer and cider is also available, alongside a selection of soft drinks.
In addition to a bright and vibrant new venue for Aberdeen, Garreth Wood (of The Speratus Group), the Scottish entrepreneur behind the burger chain has pledged that profits from each Boozy Cow will be donated to local charities. The Group is confident that the combined annual donations to charity will be more than £1million.
“I’m delighted to be involved with Boozy Cow, especially going forward. We have a very good team that has been involved in the whole process. The fact that profits go to charity makes it a lovely project to be involved with. I have been involved with numerous schemes with The Speratus Group over the years and it is great to work with such imaginative clients.”
Gorgeous lighting stuns the hospitality industry
Chantelle Lighting is shaping the hospitality industry in terms of creating and manufacturing stunning lighting products.
The company was born some two and a half decades ago, as Anthony Holly, managing director, focused on a vision to offer a personal service from inception, through to implementation and completion.
Chantelle Lighting is approached regularly with requests for the relatively straightforward, to the weird and wonderful and every project undertaken is done so with commitment, creativity and a desire to produce the very best product for every customer.
Manufacturing products is at the forefront of the business; the factory floor boasts knowledgeable and skilful craftsmen and women who understand exactly how to create both high-end, innovative products, and also more simple products which can easily be produced on a large scale to accommodate different needs.
Over the past two decades Chantelle has completed work for some of the largest brands in the UK, including The Belfry Hotel, The Village Group Hotel, Macdonald Hotels and the Midland Hotel.
Chantelle is particularly proud of its bespoke capabilities, taking a design brief and creating light fittings which complement the interior design of a bar, restaurant or hotel setting.
People choose to work with Chantelle Lighting because they are not afraid to bring their own views and ideas to the table, as lighting is their speciality and they know what works well.