The former London office space of the Inland Revenue has been transformed into a new restaurant for chef Skye Gyngell.
The 110 cover restaurant is located in the West wing of London’s Somerset House in the heart of London.
4,500 sq ft of drawing room space has been utilised to create the first restaurant to be seen in the wing of the 19th century building.
Somerset House Trust director, Jonathan Reekie, said: “Somerset House is a creative hub in the heart of the world’s culture capital which invites you to try something new and a little Â out of the ordinary, and the same will be true at Spring.”
Spring as the restaurant will be named, is Gyngell’s first solo project as a chef. She has previously worked at Michelin-starred cafe, Petersham Nurseries.
Spring owner, Skye Gyngell said she was thrilled to be opening a restaurant in the centre of London.
Commenting on the area of the Thameside venue, Gyngell, stated: “I absoloutely love the space. But I’m not sure about the area. I genuinely don’t know if it’s good or bad.”
The project was funded by Gyngell along with business partner Marie Jackson, who will be director of operations, and a group of private investors.
Designed by Gyngell’s sister Briony Fitzgerald the restaurant has been elegantly decorated with an installation of ceramic white metals created by artist Valeria Nascimento.
By: Kirsty MacGregor
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