Client Exciting Biting Limited
Status Completed, 2015
Location Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire
Project Value £250K
Structural Engineer RWA Consulting
Specialist Timber Cladding Havwoods
Specialist Copper Cladding KME
Porters is The Earl of Bradford’s new restaurant in the Hertfordshire village of Berkhamsted, sited in a new commercial building on the site of the former High Street Post Office sorting office. The design of the restaurant celebrates the local and seasonal food philosophy whilst reinterpreting the traditional English restaurant vernacular. Local and seasonal are honest, ‘slow’ values and GUNN were inspired by the same aspirations as our client to create a mouth-watering restaurant.
The first response was to use contemporary detailing to create a palette of quality and accents of detail. Our client asked us to design a quirky restaurant with elements of humour; the stag’s horn pendant lights and glitter ball in the ladies’ washroom certainly does that.
GUNN nested an array of banquette seats into the white interior, top-lit by clerestory glazing, to give views onto an adjoining herb garden and outdoor dining space, which has been planted to create a kitchen garden to supply produce for the restaurant.
Project undertaken trading as RRA Architects London Limited
Photo Credit Charles Sturgess
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