Da Terra Restaurant and Bar at Town Hall Hotel

Blenheim Design were chosen to design Da Terra Restaurant for Chef Rafael Cagali and Paulo Airaudo of San Sebastian Amelia restaurant. Bethnal Green restaurant Da Terra has been awarded its first Michelin star just nine months after opening.


Michelin star restaurant Da Terra by Rafael Cagali is situated on the ground floor of the award winning Town Hall Hotel in London.

Da Terra restaurant and Bar at Town Hall Hotel London

This is the first venture by Brazilian born chef, Rafael Cagali who worked alongside Heston Blumenthal at The Fat Duck, three Michelin star chef Quique Dacosta, Martín Berasategui as well as heading Simon Rogan’s Aulis. 

Da Terra Bar design

Da Terra serves a tasting menu consisting of 9 & 11 courses which showcase Cagali’s skills and knowledge collected through his culinary journey in some of the finest restaurants of Brazil, Italy, Spain and England.

Da Terra bar interior at Town Hall Hotel in London

Chef Rafael Cagali and Paulo Airaudo of San Sebastian's Amelia restaurant approached Maja Myall of Blenheim Design to undertake the refurbishment of the Town Hall Hotel’s restaurant and bar.

Michelin star restaurant fixed seating  in Da Terra by Rafael Cagali

Da Terra Restaurant and bar designers have enhanced the hotels sophisticated interior with elegant and hip furnishings suitable for this cool part of London and discerning locals.

Da Terra bar design at Bethnal Green

Restaurant design brief was to encapsulate the roots and provenance of Cagali’s and Airaudo's lives into the interior of the restaurant; creating a refined dining destination.

Michelin star restaurant open kitchen in Da Terra restaurant by Rafael Cagali

Diners at Da Terra will sit amongst original Edwardian features, encapsulating the grandeur we wanted to preserve, and we’ve introduced just the right amount of industrial finishes to create a unique splice of old and new.

Blenheim Design was trusted to Michelin star restaurant project in Bethnal Green - Da Terra by Rafael Cagali

Chef Rafael Cagali will be plating up his seasonal menu in an open kitchen, and his love of food and provenance of the dishes can be enjoyed by hotel guests and discerning locals.

bread course at Da Terra restaurant

The gorgeous original parquet floor, stylish upholstered wooden furniture and period fireplaces contrast against new wall finishes and the grand original arched windows are to be dressed with bespoke framed screens of woven brass mesh. 

bespoke window screens at Da Terra Restaurant Rafael Cagali

The prominent feature is the granite fronted open kitchen, where the dishes are expertly plated, injecting a true sense of culinary theatre into the dining experience. Our design team have carefully merged modern finishes such as exposed concrete walls, long pill shaped mirrors, aged brass screens and Carrara marble into the rooms which complement the heritage and the period features. 

Da Terra Kitchen by Rafael Cagali and Paulo Airaudo

Large tropical pot plants bring a touch of Cagali’s life to the restaurant as does the rotating Brazilian wall art which will be available for purchase. The dining and bar experience will be beautifully illuminated and bespoke wall lights designed by yours truly Blenheim Design will feature in this exciting new venture for Chef Rafael Cagali.

Da Terra Restaurant and Bar at Town Hall Hotel