FOUR NEW RESTAU­RANTS

The an­nual Restau­rant and Bar De­sign Awards’ win­ners are an­nounced on 5 Oc­to­ber. Book a ta­ble or buy a bun at one of these short­listed few be­fore the word gets out (restau­ran­tand­bardes­ig­nawards.com)

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Martello Hall, Lon­don

Bri­tish prac­tice Red Deer Ar­chi­tects let this for­mer fac­tory in Hack­ney set the tone for the restau­rant: re­tain­ing its in­dus­tri­ous­ness, the bar dis­tils its own gin, brews the beer and fires up its pizza oven ev­ery night. Cafe cur­tains, frilly vin­tage glass lights and lit­tle sprigs of rose­mary in bot­tles spruce up the three pared-back, chalk-painted floors – we es­pe­cially love the long mar­ble bar (martel­lohall.com).

Badger & Co, Ed­in­burgh

Birm­ing­ham-based prac­tice Tib­batts Abel was in­spired by The Wind in the Wil­lows sto­ries for the in­te­rior of this brasserie – yes, there is wildlife-printed wall­pa­per, but it is off­set by a beau­ti­ful pow­der-pink, cerulean and pale green pal­ette and swathes of nat­u­ral light stream­ing in through the floor-to-ceil­ing Ge­or­gian sash win­dows. Try the Scot­tish brown crab with lime and baby gem let­tuce ( bad­gerandco.com).

Lost and Found, Knutsford

This Grade II listed red-brick Vic­to­rian town hall might look fa­mil­iar from the out­side – it was de­signed by Neo- Gothic ge­nius Al­fred Water­house, who also dreamed up the Nat­u­ral His­tory Mu­seum – but the in­side may sur­prise. De­sign-and-build group Con­corde BGW care­fully re­pur­posed the build­ing, leav­ing the space un­di­vided: the sin­gle room is split only by ex­ist­ing pil­lars and cit­rus trees (the-lo­stand­found.co.uk).

Pinkmans, Bris­tol

This bak­ery’s in­te­rior is as whole­some as its hand­kneaded bread, with a neu­tral pal­ette and rus­tic tim­ber beams. Ferns and dra­caena plants over­flow from green walls in the listed build­ing that has been re­designed by east Lon­don part­ner­ship Hol­land Har­vey Ar­chi­tects. Dan­ish pas­tries and oven-hot loaves of ‘Bris­tol brown’ (rye and whole­meal sour­dough) sit be­hind a gleam­ing cop­per counter (pinkmans.co.uk).

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