The inspiration for Bombay Central comes from the bustling railway station in India. We were asked to capture the essence of this busy, urban setting and combine it with a stylish, contemporary feel to match the exciting cuisine on offer.
We stripped out the venue to expose the original brickwork, which we carefully restored. The interior features cracked leather booth seating with handcrafted slat-work and industrial metal trellis work, and a variety of items imported from India, for a truly authentic feel.
The whole restaurant fit out at Bombay Central, including two energy-saving kitchens and two bespoke bars, took just 10 weeks and was delivered on time and on budget.
We used energy saving technology in the kitchens, including a KERS heat recovery system, bespoke low energy induction woks, and a specialist kitchen ventilation, odour and grease control system to comply with planning regulation.
The focal point of the restaurant is the bespoke marble island bar with stainless steel cocktail stations, speed rails and custom-designed hanging glass racks. The centrally positioned bar helps to divide the restaurant’s more formal and informal dining areas.
As well as the ground floor restaurant, carefully designed with operational flow in mind, we created a private function room and bar with cocktail stations in Bombay Central’s basement, helping to maximise the venue’s potential.