The concept was to create a thriving all day to night drinking and eating establishment that resonates the Pitcher and Piano brand whilst being totally different to any of their other 18 establishments. This site is the first new site in years for Pitcher & Piano and is the template of their new brand of bars going forward.
The bar area on the ground floor is an eclectic design mix of contemporary living and traditional British heritage which has created a comfortable home from home environment. Illuminated pocket shelves to the bar back fitting provide ambient lighting, contrasting against rich timber panelling. Statement furniture pieces have been upholstered in a selection of warm leathers and textured fabrics as part of the British Heritage design scheme.
We raised the dining area to the right of the bar to create more privacy for guests enjoying a meal or a private party. Using upholstered booths allowed for both small and large gathering to eat or party the night away in their own private space. A large, neon P&P sign hanging on a bespoke metal trellis with tropical planting makes for a very striking feature as you walk into the bar. We added a large full height brick slip wall to the raised area with double height so it can be seen from both floors. This was mixed with a super sleek tiled floor which gives the perfect balance between old and new.
A more casual dining area was developed to the front area of the bar using comfortable leather sofas with large deep buttoned armchairs paired with modern side tables and table lamps creating a relaxed atmosphere. Other bespoke accessories include concrete geometric panels, brass shelving units, bespoke word search artwork and feature ampersand lighting which all link to their branding.
Moving up to the first floor mezzanine, we developed a traditional concept for this area with a softer colour palette, traditional timber flooring and a large format concrete tile. The bar is the main feature of the first floor with its floating brass shelving and antique mirror detail. This area is perfect for private parties.
Concorde BGW also applied for planning permission for an outdoor seating area at the front of the restaurant which has now been approved and the new seating area allows for customers to enjoy an alfresco lunch and lures those passing by into making the most of a summer’s day at the bar.