Tonkotsu bar and ramen makes a stylish entrance in Peckham.The restaurant is housed in the former Ralph Haeems Solicitors office, notorious for its colorful array of clients, including the Kray Twins, serial killer Dennis Nilsen, transvestite bank robber
Tonkotsu bar and ramen makes a stylish entrance in Peckham, London. The restaurant is housed in the former Ralph Haeems Solicitors office, notorious for its colorful array of clients, including the Kray Twins, serial killer Dennis Nilsen, transvestite bank robber David Martin and the celebrity criminal Dave Courtney.
Blenheim Design were asked by the Tonkotsu founders, Ken and Emma, to develop their 11th restaurant site with a distinctive dining experience, mixing Japanese street food and contemporary London culture.
Situated on the first floor and comprising little over 100 sq. m, our designers were faced with the challenge of accommodating 45 customers as well as a full kitchen and service bar.
We were conscientious in preserving the buildings rich past without compromising on the restaurant’s operational needs, so every inch of the space had to work hard.
Our designers looked outside the box and even to transport interiors for unique hidden compartments ideas for much needed storage.
The restaurant décor utilizes existing textured finishes and inclusion of featured geometric patterns, whilst the kitchen gantry showcases a unique Japanese craft using broken tiles called Kintsugi. By laser cutting geometric shapes, inspired by Japanese fabrics, and overlaying them onto oak plywood our designers have created a unique and inspired visual effect.
Restaurant lighting was sourced from various suppliers to create an awesome display of concrete pendants and bespoke lighting combinations; the result is interesting and inviting for the customers and staff.
Our design team was able to preserve original hand painted ceilings and brick walls, whilst skillfully combining them with fresh finishes and bespoke furniture. The result is a stylish restaurant interior in the heart of Peckham.
Blenheim Design is delighted to be working with the Tonkotsu team and further support their unique brand growth.
133 Rye Lane, Peckham
London SE15 4ST