Interior design firm, CantorMasters, has recently completed work on its latest project – Vinoteca’s impressive new flagship restaurant in London’s King’s Cross complex.
This all-day restaurant and wine bar is housed in the eye-catching Gridiron building, looking over the gateway to King’s Cross station and offering an outside terrace area in Pancras Square.
CantorMasters was responsible for the interior concept for this 90-cover restaurant, which is the fifth and largest site for Vinoteca.
The dramatic King’s Cross design is uncompromisingly contemporary, but influenced by the glorious days of industrial railway architecture, with touches of Mediterranean style. Light floods in through the large glass-fronted windows to create an airy and relaxed feel and sits comfortably with the resplendent restaurant area.
The double height space is illuminated by impressive bespoke metal pendant lights, complemented by feature wall lights with custom-designed wine bottle shades.
An aged oak floor adds warmth to the eating area and is contrasted by polished concrete tiles leading to the dedicated wine shop. The wine shop itself has a mix of new and reclaimed oak shelving with a tasting table, all overlooked by a galleried wine warehouse.
Within the restaurant, the striking zinc-topped island bar dominates the space, while the mix of zinc clad, reclaimed oak and raw steel tables are set off by an equally eclectic mix of new and reclaimed chairs.
The new Vinoteca brings big and bold design, yet it is warm and inviting, providing the perfect addition to the rapidly developing King’s Cross architectural landscape.
“Our new restaurant at King’s Cross is our most ambitious project to date,” explains Vinoteca owner, Charlie Young. “With all our sites, our aim is for the design to feel like Vinoteca but to reflect the existing building – CantorMasters have succeeded in this brilliantly, taking into account what’s at the heart of Vinoteca and in the surrounding King’s Cross area.
“It has been amazing to see our vision transformed over the past few weeks. It’s been a pleasure to work with the CantorMasters team and we’re delighted with the final result.”
CantorMasters had previously worked on Vinoteca’s Chiswick restaurant and wine shop concept, which opened in October 2013.