Darbaar is the first solo project for celebrity chef Abdul Yaseen following fifteen years as head chef at the famous Cinnamon Lounge restaurant. The unoccupied five thousand square foot building had been empty for three years having had a previous incarnation as a Japanese eatery. We were tasked with delivering a completed and customer ready project within a timescale of just six weeks.
Chef Abdul’s vision for his restaurant is to mix royal classic dishes and modern Indian cuisine, creating a sense of theatre encouraging diners to share. By creating a ‘live cook’ area diners can sit at a low level bar and view their food being cooked in the kitchen – this brings the kitchen experience direct to the diners. Our skilled team of tradesmen opened the existing kitchen by removing a wall and replacing with glass and stainless steel. The cocktail bar area required mirrored etched bronze panels to ensure that light bounces and creates a warm glow. We manufactured bespoke furniture for the private dining areas, main restaurant, chefs table and cocktail bar.
We also sourced artwork and soft furnishings such as the silk velvet drapes with leather tasselled tie backs located along the large ceiling height windows in the main restaurant. New installed security alarms, audio equipment and ambient lighting schemes were all managed and co-ordinated by our team.
The fast track turn-around of this project was executed with the professional and seamless delivery that our team are renowned for. This is a fine example of our in-house services working together and providing a high end finish within a budget and on time.