Darbaar By Abdul Yaseen - Snowden St, London

Darbaar Restaurant and Bar is Located near Shoreditch in the city of London and is the flagship site for celebrated chef Abdul Yaseen, previously of Cinnamon Club and Cinnamon Kitchen and so required a certain level of design.

This 5,500 sq ft contemporary Indian restaurant has been designed to suit the brief of a shared dining experience inspired by the banquets of the Indian Royal Court. We were tasked with creating a modern day interpretation of the palaces of ancient India and so the restaurant features chandeliers, ornate mirrors and drapes to soften the huge dinig hall. The dedicated bar interior has a glamorous feel with dramatic lighting, Mahogany timbers, vibrant velvet seating and glass walls. The newly installed 8m open kitchen and cook counter has been designed to create an interaction between customer and staff and show off Abduls skills along side the chefs table. Service at Darbaar is never out of site with the wine wall being a main feature that spans across the private dining area surrounded by a red shimmer screen and beaded wall papers from Arte, giving glimpses through the service bar. The exquisite art work and tapestries depicting scenes from the Royal Courts were supplied by JFA Contracts and were handpicked from all over the world to give Darbaar the finishing touches it deserved.

The Sun - Everton

A former coaching house, the Sun Inn has the charm and character of a traditional country pub with an elegant, contemporary interior. Open log fires, rustic dark-beams, slate-floors and surprising modern twists at every turn.

Forum Bar - King St, Whalley

Already owning Forum Bar on Winkley Street in Preston Town Centre, Nanu Soda was commissioned to refurbish the previously owned retail space in The Ribble Valley village of Whalley, Lancashire. A bar and restaurant set over two floors was briefed with a soft Industrial design. The Interior palette included grey Armourcoat wall finishes against a warm oak block Herringbone flooring and white glossy subway tiling adjacent the concrete bar top. Drift wood walls and vintage designed lighting gave the client just what he wanted.

The Rectory - Chesterfield

Adding to our clients already exciting portfolio and the sister project to 'The Crossing' Nanu Soda are excited to have transformed the former Crooked Spire public house in Chesterfield which is something of an institution in the town. Occupying the most prestigious of spots next to the church of St Mary and All Saints and its famous crooked spire! Renamed The Rectory, preserving it’s spiritual connections, it’s undergone a complete face lift from top-to-toe providing a cosy, inspiring environment for you to enjoy up-to-the-minute cuisine from around the world, or an informal beer from our selection of great local and award winning cask ales, on-trend craft lagers and beers.




The Crossing Ale House & Kitchen - Burton-on-Trent

Situated in the famous brewing town of Burton-Upon-Trent our design brief for The Crossing was to create a traditional ‘Ale House Design’ that has the flexibility to serve as a kitchen/dining experience with Gastro Pub Feel.

The original features such as the timber floor and fireplaces were retained, where as the rest of the finishes were carefully picked to suit the historic pub. The design and layout of the pub was to open up the main trade space and at the same time create intimate areas of seating and low pendant lighting. Collective vintage displays of decorative items are clustered around the pub to give a homely feel.

Shampan 4- Westerham

The new Indian restaurant and bar Shampan 4 which takes its name from a type of Indian boat, has become the flagship for the group, which also operates two Shampan restaurants in Bromley in south-east London and another in Welling, Kent.

The design brief was to take the original Indian restaurant design concept “to another level, setting a blueprint that stands out as a class of its own and creating a monstrous three-bar headquarters”. The result is the sultry Shampan lounge bar, with orange silk and leather seating, a bespoke glass-shard three-tiered pendant light and a seven-metre glass and marble bar. The dedicated bar and main restaurant space is split with a 16m long corridor of stone columns, Ipe hardwood flooring and illuminated silk shimmer screens. Giant sliding glass and ash screens lead into the private dining area with the Indian Garden Terrace.

The end result is a clean and elegant design with a touch of Indian glamour.