DesignLSM have recently completed the interior work on the launch of Cinnamon Kitchen, Oxford.
The new 114-cover restaurant forms part of The Cinnamon Collection by renowned Indian chef Vivek Singh, which includes contemporary Indian restaurants The Cinnamon Club, Cinnamon Soho and Cinnamon Bazaar.
Following the success of the flagship restaurant in London, DesignLSM were asked to help create a sister offering for the brand, which will be their first site opening outside of the capital. Located in ‘The Rooftop Gardens’ within the new Westgate shopping centre, the restaurant offers a relaxed all-day dining destination featuring a striking outdoor garden terrace, which allows diners to take in resplendent views of the City’s famous spires.
The overall interior scheme combines a contemporary and paired back aesthetic with subtle elements reflecting the intricacy and elegance of Indian architecture. The restaurant conveys a sophisticated palette of materials and colours – featuring decorative whitewashed wall paneling, bespoke pendant lighting and luxurious marble finishes; harmonizing together to create a refined ambience that strongly reflects the ethos of the Cinnamon brand. A focal feature in the space is the impressive bar, which has been designed with authentic rattan panels complimented by opulent tones of marble and brass. Framing the space is a vibrant array of green ‘beetle’ style seating, creating a social and inviting setting for patrons to enjoy pre & post dinner cocktails.
A dedicated chef’s table set across from the open kitchen allows diners to be captivated by the experiential and innovative menu that Vivek has created. The semi-private dining area known as the ‘Pagoda’ has been specially designed with bespoke brass cut screens to offer an intimate dining space suitable for meetings and private functions; in contrast, the outside terrace conjures the exotic essence of an Indian garden with exquisite arrays of rich greenery and relaxed alfresco furniture. The restaurant frontage has a striking presence enticing shoppers in with its sumptuous and vibrant façade.