Empire | Empire is an Indian restaurant in the neighbourhood of Notting Hill and is already a firm favourite of locals around its setting on All Saints Road. This is our 4th restaurant with the Gunpowder group.
With Indian disco playing on the juke box and nods to mid century design we wanted to create a restaurant that would offer nostalgia and also celebrate modern Indian cuisine at the same time. The narrow space presented the challenge of creating a workable bar as well a leaving enough space for diners to feel comfortable. This was achieved through creating an open bar to allow space for customer and staff to move freely. The atmosphere was achieved through a cleverly selected pallet of materials. Simple floor tiles were used to create a retro pattern on the floor, reclaimed retro lighting was source from around Europe. Beautiful works of art adorn the walls all selected from notable Indian artists. We designed a beautiful rattan banquette seat which runs the full length of the back wall. We designed a modernist ceiling screen to cover the existing conservatory roof. West German ceramics are added to give colour and interest to the eye. A faux photo booth was designed and manufacture to obscure the view of the wash area in the bar and of course we cannot forget mention the retro juke box belting out 70’s Indian disco beats.