Parisian fine dining in Central London

This autumn we have delivered another client first: this time bringing the two-Michelin starred Parisian restaurant Taillevent to London.

Les 110 de Taillevent London is located in the Grade II-listed former Coutts bank on the north side of Cavendish Square. Its 66-cover, wine-inspired designer dining area is located on the building’s ground floor, with kitchen and back of house areas at basement level below.

The challenge for us was to deliver their vision and preserve the buildings original features that are crucial to the restaurant’s ambience, while ensuring the back of house can function as effectively as possible in a very tight space with detailed mechanical and engineering requirements.

We worked to Bloc Architecture’s designs removing the operational elements from the bank – including stripping out vaults, taking away safes and creating new doorways in metre-thick walls – while preserving the listed interior that would become an essential part of the restaurant’s new look.

Key design features now include the bar and a large screen wall featuring 700 Bordeaux bottles, as well as chandeliers, bespoke joinery and Parisian fixtures and fittings. On the floor below, state-of-the-art kitchens, food storage and wine cellars were installed, along with the complex mechanical and engineering structures needed for their operation, including air extract and supply systems and sound attenuation measures.

We had to work closely and proactively with the concept and delivery architects to keep everything working well and on track, but the result is worth it. There should be some very happy diners over the coming weeks and months.

The fit out was completed to a 28 week programme.