This design for Nando’s was in a new build development at the centre of Weston-Super-Mare. Adopting the Nando’s heritage of African Portuguese we applied our design to transform the empty shell, making it work both practically and aesthetically for the well-established brand. As with all Nando’s sites, no two designs are the same, so the design team set about crafting bespoke design features to lead the scheme.
The new build exposed the core elements of its structure and the mechanics of the restaurant, careful considerations were made to both conceal and incorporate this. Bespoke bulkheads accomplish this whilst lowering the ceiling height to create a more relaxed and intimate dining space. The rusticity of this compliments the natural design heritage of Nando’s.
Full height windows draw natural light, whilst accent colours and rich textures add warmth and depth to the space. Bespoke room dividers, lighting and fixed seating zone the dining areas while bespoke furniture units house the necessities of the self-serve element of the restaurant. A contemporary twist on tiles, using reclaimed wood adds texture and houses the open kitchen. Natural finishes of wood, concrete and earthy colours carry the Southern African heritage of the brand, whilst the artwork conveys its history.