Interior design for a new Asian-inspired foodie destination
"East meets West; Market House celebrates the coming together of Asian and British food culture."
Our client, a Chinese born entrepreneur, and her husband, an ex-Michelin starred chef, purchased the freehold on one of the few buildings in Central Cambridge not owned by the University. Their goal was both simple and ambitious; to create a 'foodie destination' celebrating the crossover between Asian and British food culture.
As a Grade II Listed building that had been a family owned Italian restaurant for 47 years, the project was as much about restoration as it was transformation. Set across five floors, the building was stripped back to a bare shell; restoring many original features whilst giving the building a new lease of life.
Market House has a lot to offer; a cozy basement wine bar, ground floor open-kitchen and takeway, first floor bar and restaurant, second floor cookery school and private dining, third floor meeting spaces and office. A journey through the building is a journey through the design language of Asia and historic England; from the first floor dining room based on an ancient Chinese proverb, to the beautifullly restored plaster mouldings and timber panelling; the perfect backdrop for people of all cultures to come together.