WAGAMAMA, CLINK STREET | LONDON, UK | 2016
This historic location on London’s Southbank was one of the first sites to implement a new design concept that led to the nationwide refurbishment of the UK’s largest Asian restaurant chain.
Briefed with increasing covers at one of Wagamama’s most popular locations without compromising on space and flow, this project required a deep understanding of creative design, spatial planning and technical detailing. This was embodied by the installation of a central chef’s table spanning the length of the central arch, and the repurposing of a small adjacent arch into a unique dining zone using custom two-top booths.
Wagamama’s minimalist canteen-style aesthetic was modernised while celebrating the heritage and period architecture of this unique site. The existing stud partitions were removed to expose the original brick, while a lowered lighting scheme created a more intimate environment.