Our client approached us as they wanted a design scheme for a new build cafe/restaurant in the grounds of their Grade I listed property in the outskirts of the Lake District.
They wanted a scheme that would stand out in the local area. They already attract a clientele of visitors coming to visit their Historic England listed property and grounds. These are predominantly tourists and those over 60. With this project they wanted to attract locals and a younger clientele to become regular users of the cafe.
The client brief resulted in the following design criteria:
The design for The Garden Kitchen cafe/restaurant had to allow for it stand apart from the competitors in the area while ensuring it harmonised with and was sympathetic to the Manor House.
The design had to reach out and attract a new, younger clientele whose sole purpose of visiting would be to dine in the cafe.
The cafe/restaurant needed to offer seating for couples, groups and potentially communal seating. Flexibility within the space was also k accommodate for supper clubs, etc in the evening, but relaxed dining during the daytime.
Lighting in the restaurant must be flexible allowing the spaces to operate both day and night.
The space must be functional allowing for effective and efficient service and ease of movement around the space for customers and staff alike.