Hermitage Road Restaurant and Bar
A contemporary restaurant in a 1901 ballroom with a barrel vaulted ceiling
The bar and restaurant are both in rooms with vaulted barrel ceilings generating noisy reverberation and reflections.
The proprietor wanted 'the snow to fall' as guests entered the dining area.
He wanted to maintain the industrial feel including exposed brick walls, so the only option was to treat the ceiling, which in turn had to accommodate services including heating, air conditioning and lights.
The solution lay in suspended discs with services built in to them, and banquette seating with soft cushions and upholstery around the outside. Retro fits in other restaurants have included absorptive pads under seats, wall panels, photographic prints and suspended screens with bespoke designs.
The outcome is fantastic.