A Beautiful New Restaurant And Coffee Bar Design

Background

Ceba Solutions Ltd were engaged as principal designer & principle contractor to improve the restaurant and coffee bar design for Simmons & Simmons, a world class law firm, located in the iconic City Point Building in 1 Ropemaker Street, London, EC2. The facility is located in the basement of the building that Simmons & Simmons occupy, it’s split over two levels, with the library overlooking the main seating area.

Requirements

  • New floor
  • New services (Electrical)
  • New servery & coffee counters
  • Till positions & mobile ambient retail display tables
  • New furniture, rugs & bookshelves

Challenges

The first challenge on this project was to remove the existing servery counters and flooring, Ceba then faced the decommissioning of the existing extraction canopy. Our final challenge was to ensure the new design matched the existing artwork on the walls.

Solution

Main Servery

Ceba designed a U-shaped service counter with a central rear bar to support all sides of the facility. The design also included:

  • Rear display shelving
  • Central Blanco theatre section for live cooking experience
  • Mobile till positions
  • Double well soup station
  • Refrigerated merchandisers for Grab n Go products

Deli & Coffee Bar

This area was created with a glass bonded deli counter, complete with display lighting and also included:

  • A hot beverage area
  • Panini grill and refrigeration
  • Hot holding food display
  • Cashier areas
  • Ambient retail areas to display products and condiments

How it was achieved

Ceba’s project management team oversaw the restaurant and coffee bar design project with regular site visits prior to installation, and during installation, providing support. The team also engaged with our service partners to shop fit counters to the design, which incorporated the following equipment:

  • Blanco – Self ventilating cooking station
  • Foster – Refrigeration
  • Hatch – Soup wells
  • Counterline – Drop in heated cerans
  • Bespoke hot cupboards

Materials used for the restaurant and coffee bar design

  • Worktops – Corian
  • Facias – Timber & ceramic coloured panels
  • Lights – Baselite lights both heated and decorative, variable colours & brightness
  • Floor – Florbo wooden planking
  • Boss Furniture – Various faux & real leather seating & rugs