Versital and Pimlico

Following the success of his family owned restaurant, the A Wong Cantonese, located in Pimlico, chef Andrew Wong has opened a more relaxed venue of his own. He selected the Bloomberg Arcade London as the location, which has become the new cultural and culinary destination in the city.

The Arcade is also the site of Bloomberg’s European Headquarters – designed by Foster and Partners, who worked closely with BCFA member Versital.

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The restaurants name is a tribute to the original restaurant owned by Mr. Wong’s parents, as well as to his Grandmother. The iteration fits nicely with the contemporary setting and the feel of the venue thanks to Michaelis Boyd, who created the stunning interiors with Chinese influences.

Versital worked closely with the designers to complete the venue, including stunning surfaces in the ever popular marble finish ‘Arabesque’.

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Andrew Wong received a Michelin star last year for his amazing culinary creations. He is educated in the traditional French cooking styles and has also taken a working tour of china in order to master his Cantonese style.

“The dishes hark back to the nostalgia of original Kym’s menus, with sweet & sour elements and more rice-based dishes.” – Andrew Wong.

He is a master in the ancient craft of Chinese ‘roasting’ meats, turning his deeply rooted cultural dishes into contemporary culinary creations. His restaurant very much reflects his incredible skill and guests can expect many rice and traditional dishes intertwined with classic French accents.

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Amazing food served by Mr. Wong is matched by the remarkable design created by Michaelis Boyd and installed by WFC Contractors. Spread over two floors, the venue features many dark woods, speckled terrazzo flooring, natural plaster walls and decadent furnishings.

“Working on Kym’s Restaurant was an interesting and rewarding project for Versital. We are delighted with the beautiful results – it’s always nice to be involved in such beautiful designs.” – Gemma Stockberger – Sales and Marketing at Versital UK.

The designers opted to complete the design with white marble style table tops and kitchen passes from Versital. Versital worked closely with the designers and fitters, creating bespoke shapes that add to the overall look of the restaurant.

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All surfaces provided by Versital not only offer beautiful true to life finishes, but are also fully stain proof and waterproof – a fantastic benefit over real marble which has a tendency to stain. They are an ideal solution for high traffic areas such as the kitchen pass and busy restaurant table tops.

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Meg is the Marketing and Membership Executive for BCFA. She enjoys writing about the different projects companies have been involved in, as well as new product ranges that are interesting and colourful! If you would like to appear in the Design Insider Live please do send over an email to meg@thebcfa.com
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