PizzaExpress asked us to re-design their restaurant in an amazing location of Bankside, London with its cityscape views across the River Thames. The challenge was to create a warmer, inviting restaurant with increased covers, a new cocktail bar and luxurious private dining areas.
To increase covers, we worked with a structural engineer to fill in the voids on the first floor, allowing greater dining capacity, a substantial new back bar and a larger restroom.
We extended under a cantilevered section of the shopfront to allow for an additional private dining area, with a magnificent vista overlooking Saint Pauls Cathedral. The private dining areas are segmented from the main restaurant with timber slatted screens and can also be sectioned off with plush velvet curtains to make the dining experience feel special and luxurious.