A destination chophouse and bar with microbrewery amongst the station development in central Bath.
Designed to make the most of curtain windows overlooking the platform and the ancient city, we drew on inspiration from the great steak houses of London and New York, the bar and restaurant has over 140 covers and boasts two large terraces in a city where space for al fresco drinking and dining is rare.
Graze occupies the entire first floor of the new food quarter, which has been created in and around the arches of the 19th century railway station, built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
The venue also boasts a microbrewery, the layout of the interior has been kept intentionally low level wherever possible to emphasise the floor to ceiling glass walls which offer unparalleled views across Bath on two aspects.
Internally the whole space is tied together under a sculpted ceiling raft of timber fins which allow access to the services above. There is an abundance of wood; dark stained industrial timber floor, rough sawn oaks walls and stained ash for the bar fronts.
The dining counter is finished in Graze's signature blue brick tiles, set off by a flash of polished copper immediately beneath the two tier counter and repeated in the polished pendants hanging above.
Winner of the Casual Dining Awards: Best Independent Restaurant Design
CLIENT: Bath Ales