Lemp Brew­pub & Kitchen

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Who wouldn’t en­joy sit­ting back and sip­ping on beer, par­tic­u­larly af­ter a long day at work? Es­pe­cially if it comes with fresh beer from an in-house mi­cro­brew­ery, great cui­sine and a stun­ning am­bi­ence for true in­dul­gence. Lemp Brew­pub & Kitchen in Gur­gaon of­fers all this and much more in a spec­tac­u­lar set­ting cre­ated by Lo­tus, where unique de­sign el­e­ments and ma­te­ri­als blend to form an in­ter­est­ing space .

With over 173 years of per­fect­ing the art of its tra­di­tional bou­tique beer, Amer­i­can brew­ing leg­end Lemp Brew­ing Co. re­cently opened its first ever fran­chise in Gur­gaon.

An in­ter­na­tional mi­cro­brew­ery brand in In­dia, Lemp Brew­pub & Kitchen’s U.S.P. is cre­at­ing craft brews, with a va­ri­ety of 6 flavours to of­fer. Here one can ex­pe­ri­ence Lemp beer recipes, which are tried and tested over 200 years along with in­ter­na­tional cui­sine, and state of the art en­ter­tain­ment tar­get­ing a niche seg­ment - clien­tele of Gur­gaon and NCR.

The res­tau­rant is po­si­tioned on the sec­ond level at Star Mall, lo­cated on NH 8 which acts as a prime spot with the prox­im­ity to toll bridges con­nect­ing Lemp Brew­pub & Kitchen to clien­tele across Delhi, Gur­gaon and Jaipur.

“Our re­quire­ment was 10,000 + sq. ft. prop­erty with am­ple space, good lighting and huge ceil­ing and car park­ing to cre­ate some­thing on a grand scale, which is larger than life. Star mall was the only place that of­fered all that,” says Ak­shay Luthria, Di­rec­tor, Lemp

Brew­pub and Kitchen.

Delhi-based Lo­tus was com­mis­sioned to con­cep­tu­al­ize the de­sign for the brew­ery hous­ing a brew bar, a res­tau­rant, a lounge, a dance floor and a per­for­mance stage.

“The whole idea was to in­stall the brew­ery on a mez­za­nine so that we can show case our USP, which is craft beers, with a larger than life ef­fect. We also wanted a one stop des­ti­na­tion for food lovers and party go­ers, with a mov­able dance floor, VIP Lounge, green room and a din­ing area,” says Ak­shay.

Spread over 5300 sq ft, Lemp Brew­pub & Kitchen opens into a grandiose dou­ble high ceil­ing. The eye-catch­ing brew­ery on the mez­za­nine level is the fo­cal point of the res­tau­rant.

“The brew­ery was placed on the mez­za­nine level to uti­lize the height and the vol­ume of the site, mak­ing the brew­ery a back­drop of the ex­pe­ri­ence. Wher­ever you are in the res­tau­rant you get a glimpse of the brew­ery- a re­minder of the fresh beer which is be­ing served to you,” says Am­br­ish Arora, Lo­tus.

To sup­port the brew­ery equip­ment on dis­play which weighed many tonnes, a struc­tural grid was de­signed and in­stalled. This cre­ated two dis­tinct zones, the res­tau­rant and the brew­ery in the dou­ble height cir­cu­lar space and the lounge which also func­tions as the dance floor at night in the grid.

“The res­tau­rant set in the large cylin­dri­cal vol­ume gets plenty day­light from the north sun, while the lounge was placed in the darker part of the site. Zon­ing of the space was done in a man­ner so that the ex­pe­ri­ence does not feel scat­tered at any point in time. To keep the ex­pe­ri­ence tight dur­ing both low and high traf­fic times- we zoned the ar­eas so that cer­tain spa­ces could be cor­doned off dur­ing the day,” Am­br­ish ex­plains.

Both the spa­ces are in­ter­sected by the bar, an in­stal­la­tion made us­ing old beer bot­tles. “This is a tongue in cheek homage to the bot­tled beer which could be­come ob­so­lete with the com­ing of fresh beer on Tap,” Am­br­ish adds.

Var­i­ous seat­ing ar­range­ments have been in­stalled which in­clude long ban­quettes, cir­cu­lar booths, lux­u­ri­ous so­fas for the lounge, loose tables and chairs, fur­ni­ture on slid­ing plat­forms which can be re­moved when the bar turns into a club mak­ing space for the

dance floor. Ac­cord­ing to Lo­tus, the dif­fer­ent con­fig­u­ra­tions cater to cus­tomers com­ing in both small and large groups and pro­vide var­ied ex­pe­ri­ences of the space.

Giv­ing a unique look to the in­te­ri­ors, Lo­tus has utilised low-cost, re­cy­cled/re­cy­clable ma­te­rial in con­trast to lux­ury ma­te­ri­als and fin­ishes. For the large ceil­ing in the res­tau­rant, pa­per tubes have been in­stalled to cre­ate a dome that makes the space in­ti­mate and brings down the vol­ume. Adding to this, old bot­tles, stained glass and chain mail have been used to cre­ate var­i­ous in­stal­la­tions within the space. In con­trast to these, the shell is clad with stained fire brick, while quilted leather and sheer fab­ric cur­tains bring in the el­e­ment of lux­ury.

Be­sides great re­views and re­sponse from clien­tele, Lemp Brew­pub & Kitchen was even short­listed for the Best Res­tau­rant & Bar de­sign award by RIBA (UK based Awards) for Am­biance in the whole of Asia.

Speak­ing about com­mis­sion­ing Lo­tus for the in­te­ri­ors, Ak­shay says, “Lo­tus is rated in the top 5 in South East Asia with great projects un­der their belt like Hard Rock Café, Delhi and Shi­ros, Delhi. Be­sides their high cre­den­tials, we felt they were the only com­pany truly in­ter­ested in our vi­sion and who gen­uinely cared for the kind of work we wanted to do.”

Ak­shay adds that ex­pan­sion plans are in the pipe­line, where Lemp Brew­pub & Kitchen would be present across the coun­try. Cur­rently the brand is fo­cus­ing on Ban­ga­lore and Pune

Lo­tus

De­sign Team

Sidhartha Tal­war, Pankhuri Goel, Arun Kullu, Am­br­ish Arora, Vi­jen­dra Sharma, Navin Jha

Pho­tog­ra­pher

An­dré J. Fan­thome

Con­trac­tor

Su­nil Sharma, NSICPL

Client

Shashank San­gall, Ak­shay Luthria

The brew­ery was placed on the mez­za­nine level to uti­lize the height and the vol­ume of the site, mak­ing it the brew­ery a back­drop for the ex­pe­ri­ence

The con­cept ob­jec­tive was to in­stall the brew­ery on the mez­za­nine to show case the USP, which is craft beers, with a larger than life ef­fect

An in­stal­la­tion made us­ing old beer bot­tles. is a tongue in cheek homage to the ob­so­lete bot­tled beer in the brew­ery

Fur­ni­ture on slid­ing plat­forms are re­moved when the bar­turns into a club mak­ing space for the dance floor

The walls are clad with stained fire brick, while quilted leather and sheer fab­ric cur­tains bring in the el­e­ment of lux­ury

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