Welcome to Kendal Street Kitchen: A Mediterranean Haven in Marble Arch

Nestled in the heart of Marble Arch, Kendal Street Kitchen offers a serene escape from the hustle of Oxford Street. This Mediterranean-inspired restaurant, the latest project by Design Command, blends comfort with sophistication in a beautifully designed space.

Kendal Street Kitchen by Design Command

Design Command

Design Command is a multi-award-winning Interior Architecture studio founded by Clare McDonald in 2013. Based in London and Hertfordshire, the studio boasts extensive experience in hospitality design, having crafted over 50 restaurants and numerous hotels for both independent and global brands.

Their talented team is passionate about creating unique and inspiring spaces that transform clients’ visions into reality.

The Vision Behind Kendal Street Kitchen

The brief for Kendal Street Kitchen was to create a cosy, residential-like retreat that embodies the calm elegance of Connaught Village. Design Command embraced this challenge, transforming a bustling urban location into a tranquil dining haven that fosters a sense of community and relaxation.

Approaching the project as a personalized residential space, Design Command aimed to evoke feelings of comfort and well-being. The design features natural materials, a restrained colour palette, and cosy textures, creating an inviting atmosphere that complements the Mediterranean menu.

Upon entering, guests are transported from the chaos of Oxford Street to a serene environment where they can unwind and enjoy a unique dining experience.

Thoughtful Material and Colour Choices

Design Command selected a subtle palette of shaded whites, greens, and natural timbers to create a harmonious space. Natural herringbone flooring and terrazzo tiling add a touch of luxury while maintaining simplicity, seamlessly blending with the restaurant’s tranquil surroundings.

Kendal Street Kitchen is a thoughtfully designed ‘home’ that offers a perfect balance between commercial functionality and residential comfort.

Its blend of natural materials, restrained colours, and cosy textures makes it a must-visit destination for a peaceful retreat in the heart of London.


About Alys Bryan

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