Opened in December 2019, The Hideaway in Bristol is a new restaurant located on Shirehampton Road offering diners quality food and an extensive range of drinks.
The owners behind The Hideaway had a really clear vision of what they wanted to achieve for the local community. They wanted to bring a welcoming, relaxing, social environment to the area, providing an informal dining experience for all the family.
Speaking to PREMIER HOSPITALITY MAGAZINE, Meghan Peploe from Simple Simon, the design team behind the project, said: “From the outset our client had a refined concept for what they wanted to achieve with their space. We worked closely with them to develop the concept and elements they hoped to include, ensuring they were both practical and aesthetically pleasing. An initial document outlined their concepts and principles, so we set out to understand this and bring their vision to life.”
“The overall aim was to create a warming, welcoming, open plan space that would evolve with time and trends. Our client wanted to create a space that would bring the community together in an informal, hospitable space engaging through eating, learning and creating. The idea was to create customer experiences that included community tables, galleries, retail space and a children’s play area.”
Work on transforming the site began in February 2019, with the restaurant opening its doors on 2nd December 2019.
“The space is a lovely mix, set to accommodate all ages and customers,” said Meghan. “Low comfy sofas create a more informal zone with bar stools setting a more formal tone. A corner of the space hosts a busy play area for children, while other areas are more accommodating to those looking to enjoy a relaxing cup of tea and cake. The interior feels quite plush with velvet seating, elegant lighting features and brass detailing, whilst retaining the core of the building with exposed brick work and an exposed ceiling finish.”
The Hideaway is open seven days a week from 10am serving pastries, cakes and sandwiches from the deli alongside the full menu. Diners can also enjoy a Sunday Roast with the roast menu arriving in January 2020 to kick start the New Year.
Meghan said: “We have had a lot of great feedback from our client and local trades that worked with us on this project. There was a lot of interest in the site throughout the design and build process which led to a lot of support and excitement from local residents. We were told there isn’t anything like this locally and the high street was crying out for a local spot for the community to meet and socialise.”