Award-winning hospitality design firm, B3 Designers, has brought a touch of New York to Greenwich for the interior of new restaurant, Greenwich Kitchen.
Located on Peninsula Square, just by the O2 Arena, Greenwich Kitchen features a rustic yet sophisticated interior, which brings together a sense of New York chic and traditional Italian-inspired warmth.
This 88m² informal, symmetrical space accommodates 66 covers – 26 covers inside in the restaurant and the bar area and an additional 40 covers outside.
With inspiration being drawn from both New York and Italy, Greenwich Kitchen offers modern American food – a casual dining experience in a relaxed environment.
B3 Designers has worked with key features to create this New York style coffee shop, incorporating mixed patterned terrazzo tiles on the floor; washed wooden panelling on the walls compemented by framed, inlaid caramel tiles, and steel-mesh shelves filled with wine bottles, surrounding the restaurant.
The comprehensive wine offer at Greenwich Kitchen forms a key part of the casual, social Italian-inspired experience, and indeed the interior itself. Acting as the central focal point of the restaurant, the round counter bar is formed of industrial yet chic materials, with a concrete worktop and blackened steel front with copper joints. The delicate antique mirror and nonchalant steel shelves of the back bar complete the look.
Elswehere, apple crates displaying fresh produce and dry aged meat hang down from a bar above, giving the space a sense of warm rusticity. A traditional coffee machine has also been installed with large, authentic coffee bean bags in close adjacency, adding an inviting charm to the charcuterie-inspired venue.
“The site is very small so we maximised covers by wrapping bar stools around the generous concrete bar and extending 40 covers to the exterior – almost double the interior covers,” says Mark Bithrey, design director at B3 Designers.
“For storage we used the upper wall space with enclosed storage for wine bottles which the staff access using an antique, reclaimed ladder. The result is an intimate, wine-focused venue overlooking the O2 Arena.”