Ward Robinson

21

Stylish re-design of Café 21, the flagship restaurant of Michelin-starred chef and iconic restaurateur Terry Laybourne, on Newcastle’s Quayside.

Having established a big name for itself, in 2007 the restaurant relocated to a large former retail space, and we were tasked with creating a sleek, head-turning new look that would establish 21 as the fine-dining destination for the city’s movers and shakers. We then played an ongoing role with the venue, working closely with architects JDDK to address challenges from ventilation to fire regulations.

In 2015 we were asked to give it another face lift. Sophisticated yet understated, the environment we created was comfortable and relaxed but with striking twists such as the playful lights and soft furnishings. We introduced warm, deep colours on the walls, sumptuous fabrics for the furniture, and a clever partitioning system to allow different parts of the restaurant to be opened up or closed down to create private dining areas.

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Project

Client
Terry Laybourne

Description
Hospitality Development

Location
Newcastle upon Tyne

Completed
2016

Sector
Interior Design, Restaurant