Shoryu – Kensington
Bluecrow worked closely with both Blenheim Design and Ford Consultancy to bring to you the latest in Shoryu Ramen Restaurants.
This time, Shoryu took to the streets of Kensington, London to create what is now a beautiful and fulfilling Ramen restaurant.
Following the floor receiving a latex layer, the team proceeded to lay a bespoke bamboo floor in a herringbone pattern, and perimeter walls being clad in either tiles, timber or brick effect products dependant on zonal areas. The Ramen restaurant comprised of five feature walls from horizontal timber panels using Oak, Ash and Sapele, vertical fitted Oak boards with white infill panels, a very large bespoke Hakata wall and a decorative wall with 56 hooks fitted to receive Japanese Ema (wooden plaque) boards.
Due to the height of the main structural ceiling being too high, a dropped ceiling was installed with more bespoke timber, showing a slatted feature constructed of real Oak with infill strips.
A bespoke bar unit was fitted with a Zinc wrapped bar top and clad with deep blue-green glazed porcelain tiles, with a gantry installed overhead with combined toughened glass shelving fixed across the bulkhead.
The legendary Hakata Wall made from specialist stone tiles, cut and trimmed to the pattern required with a specialist wall finish between, made from straw plaster and paint. A wonderful focal point.
The bespoke kitchen facing tables were made from 40mm solid Waney edge Oak, a signature of Shoryu’s table designs throughout their restaurants. The down stand and side elevations were clad with honed and split face Manzano Stone, with stainless steel and clear toughened glass where customers can watch their Ramen being created.
Opposite the stunning Zinc wrapped bar we have the exceptional hand made wine cabinetry, constructed with Oak timbers with a brass mesh panel insert with lockable doors, and laminated shelves fitted with an upstand to conceal the LED strip lights which show of the Sake while being seated on the leather wrapped fixed banquette seating.
Additional works throughout consisted of the main counter front fitted with 32mm multi polycarbonate roofing sheets filled with Japanese rice, and brushed stainless steel cladding for hygiene and cleaning on the chef cookline side.
Altro vinyl flooring laid to the bespoke bar wash up room providing anti-slip qualities, toilets and back of house had hexagon Mosaic tiles laid on the floor with porcelain herringbone tile pattern to all walls creating a wonderful zigzag pattern. All ironmongery fitted in antique brass finish with golden undertones to black painted doors.
Bespoke freestanding units were designed and installed, constructed from solid Oak and Oak veneer offering optimal strength with a beautiful appearance.