Slug and Lettuce Cardiff
The second Slug and Lettuce in Cardiff has recently opened its doors on St Mary Street following a £575,000 investment. It has created over 20 jobs for the vibrant city.
The leading high street’s brand is in the heart of the city and just around the corner from Cardiff train station, a perfect location. A full refurbishment has been undertaken and the current design highlights, created by Fusion By Design, include a deluxe décor that is rich with bold floral prints, on-trend neon and touches of glamour throughout the space. One of the latest additions to the brand is the beautiful Japanese cherry blossom tree which welcomes all guests as they enter.
The restaurant is split over 4 levels with bars at both the ground and first floor levels. The main floor areas are divided to suit the transitional periods through the day. The ground floor holds the cocktail masterclass area, the flexible area for dining- which on Friday and Saturday can be cleared to make room for a dance floor space and there is vertical drinking in front of the bar and then a lounge / dining area to the lower ground floor area.
The first floor includes a VIP area to the mezzanine level, and pockets of lounge and dining seating throughout the rest of the first-floor area. The first-floor bar can double up as a second cocktail masterclass.
To create this deluxe feel, Fusion By Design had to strip out the internal finishes, including wall and floor finishes, strip out of existing bar fronts and under counters. The new decorative wall finishes (including wallpapers and new panelling) were installed. Both bars have been re-clad with decorative tin tiles, new stainless steel under counters and new back bars with new tiled wall finish, bottle steps and mirrored displays.
New floor finishes were installed and the existing ones were stripped and polished. Both sets of toilets have received new tiling, floor finishes, vanity units and cubicle systems. Decorative light fittings have also been installed throughout.
Fusion By Design spoke to Premier Hospitality about their work on the Slug and Lettuce brand:
“We are particularly proud to be involved in these recent projects continuing to advance the interiors and bringing more fun and colour to UK high streets. Slug and Lettuce is recognised as a popular, premium venue on the high street. The interior of each site is unique and aims to satisfy a variety of customer needs throughout the day, from a relaxed and comfortable brunch to high energy, late night cocktails.
“2019 will see the floral and botanical trend continuing with more elaborate colour combinations. Though ‘Slug and lettuce’ is a haven for the many, with the design appealing to all age ranges, more recently the slant has extended to the feminine side due to its palette of soft colour and finishes. Our use of midnight blue, sage and dusky pink on the S&L brand is set to continue with the introduction of golden ochre, teal green and rose gold highlights.
“We will see more customers expecting venues to offer ‘Instagram’ moments, snippets of fun and colour which make great background for the all-important selfie. Striking wallpapers, clever use of mirror and high impact neon are all key features within the interior.”
The ‘Cocktail Masterclass’ is a dedicated table offering customers the opportunity to create their own cocktails whilst learning about the products and botanicals used in each drink. With bespoke marble effect wallpapers and punchy neon messaging this is a striking area. Plush velvet fabrics and botanical prints adorn the surrounding furniture. There are also bookable gilded bird cages, great for large groups celebrating special occasions.
The first floor can be hired out and utilised for larger celebrations such as from hen parties, birthdays or even baby showers. 2-4-1 cocktails will be available all day, every day and wine aficionados can enjoy bottles from £12 on “Wine Down Wednesdays”.