Lighting is a key component in Red Deer’s designs and at Ochre, the atmospheric ambience gives diners a sense of being seated within a still life painting. As for the restaurant’s other features, Charlotte and Sam certainly have their favourites, too. “We’re lucky to have such beautiful windows framing Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square and in the private dining room, Red Deer designed an incredible chandelier to sit over a round walnut table. From the outside, you can see it light up the room at night. We also have one of Ben Storms’ mirror sculptures on the main wall – it’s stunning.”
When it came time to secure the smaller details – the napkins, the glassware, the plates – Charlotte and Ben took their time to ensure they achieved the right look and feel. “We had a real vision of what we wanted,” the duo explains. “For example, 100% linen tablecloths, crystal glasses and fine bone china for the tea service were non-negotiables. We also worked with several artisanal brands to develop the look of the space – G&G Goodfellows for the crockery, Artis glassware, Emma Lloyd-Payne for the bar tables, Inside Out Contracts for the main furniture, and then London Upholsterers and Rug Artisan for our runners and rugs.”
At the end of the day, the result is simple. “Ochre brings people and food together as one,” say Charlotte and Sam. “The architecture, interiors, features, food and staff make it a great place for family and friends to return to time and again.”
To make a booking for Ochre, visit Ochre.London.