When planning a restaurant interior design and fit out in London, a number of elements need to come together to ensure a successful project – and that’s where locally based Thames Contracts come in. We have all the experience and skill you need to undertake all these elements through one contractor.
It might be that you want a new restaurant design because you are opening up an establishment or organising a relaunch, perhaps with a change of menu and a fresh look intended to attract a different section of the market. Equally, however, you could be responding to competition in your area, or having a regular update to keep up with changing fashions in the restaurant world.
We will initially visit you to look at your premises, discuss your requirements and create an initial design brief. Next comes a detailed 3D visualisation which will allow you to see just how your restaurant will look and suggest any changes, before an agreed timetable and costings are drawn up.
We will help you to make optimum use of all available space. This means we will include seating to maximum capacity if required, but also ensure that a high proportion of two-seater tables are included, to maximise the actual seating capacity of the restaurant at peak times by ensuring that four-seater tables are not occupied by couples. Space for gangways and fire exits, and for customers to get in and out easily, is also vital, and kitchens must be planned out well from both safety and operational viewpoints.
Restaurant Interior Design Service
Design – A good-looking restaurant layout is key to attracting customers and keeping them coming back. Restaurant interior design is especially important in London and other major cities, where competition is strong and choosing where to eat out is just as much a fashion choice as a food choice. The design and ambience are often considered to be just as vital as the cuisine.
Thames deals with all aspects of interior design, from floors and ceilings to tables and seating, making sure that everything fits your requirements and is of top quality, to attract customers and keep them coming back. Both minimalist and “mis-match” designs, based around contrasting combinations of furnishings and fittings, are in vogue at the moment, but Thames can also provide the perfect elements for any other type of restaurant look or theme.
Durability – A restaurant fit out is a major investment, so it is important that it is durable, both to minimise the future expense of replacements and repairs and to give return on investment over a set period of time. As restaurant interior design experts, London-based Thames provide high-quality contract furniture designed to withstand public use. We will also help you to make choices appropriate to the expected clientele, frequency of use and desired lifespan of the restaurant design.
Whilst durability is paramount, most restaurants these days tend to update in response to changing trends or local competition, so it is also important to choose décor and furniture which can easily be adapted if you decide on a change in the future, and, again, we have the expertise to advise on this.
Legal & Regulatory – Restaurants have to fulfil a number of regulatory requirements involving hygiene, health and safety, fire risks, buildings regulations and ventilation – so you need a restaurant designer/fitter who will design with these requirements in mind, ensuring that furniture, fittings and layout meet relevant standards. Thames have the professional experience to take all these factors into account from the outset.
End to End Service – As restaurant interior design experts, London-based Thames can carry out the whole project from initial enquiry through to fully completed restaurant – ensuring the fitting-out is fully project managed and that every detail is taken care of, including stripping out and installing utilities, new fittings and furniture.
Fast Turnaround – Every day that your business is closed means lost revenue – so it is important to choose a reliable contractor who can complete the job in the timeframe you need. Thames have a reputation for quick and efficient service, which is helped by the fact of that we do everything ourselves and so do not having to liaise with multiple contractors, which often brings delays. A restaurant design and fitting project can often be carried out from start to finish within a matter of weeks. We are proud of our record for sticking to the budget and timescale when carrying out a project.
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