David Collins Studio has redesigned George’s bar at the Gilbert Scott restaurant.
Following the redesign of the bar at The Gilbert Scott restaurant, in conjunction with David Collins Studio, renowned chef, Marcus Wareing has launched George’s Bar, a further tribute to the building’s original architect, Sir George Gilbert Scott.
George’s Bar sees Marcus Wareing Restaurants’ collective culinary experiences applied to drinks making in show-stopping 19th century surroundings. Continuing the success of the original design, which was developed in collaboration with English Heritage and inspired by the historic railway stations, the Studio’s design concept will carve out a new experience within the Bar, bringing in a new, more informal design that will reference the tradition of European Grand Cafés.
Punches of colour such as deep burgundy and turquoise teal have been taken from the original Victorian Gothic ornate ceiling and delivered through signature lighting, including a feature three-metre floor lamp with burgundy fringing, banquette lamps finished in cream and burgundy and bar lighting in burgundy.
New café style custom-made seating have been designed, including curved banquettes upholstered in teal leather with burgundy piping, saddle stitch detailing and aged brass ornate arms and legs, custom chairs, low stool and bar stools all in black timber with aged brass and teal leather.
Round tables are finished in black timber with gold leaf mirror glass table tops reflecting the iconic bells that hang from the ceiling above, from the original David Collins Studio design concept.
The space is finished with two large olive trees set within a dark timber planters with a burgundy painted back glass surface.