NAC restaurant’s 1940s Hollywood makeover

Pastel walls, velvet seating and brass accents...the Mayfair favourite has had an interiors overhaul perfect for our Instagram feed...

If, like us, you pick your restaurants based on dinner AND decor, you’ll be pleased to hear there’s a new dining space in London that is a feast for the eyes.

The North Audley Cantine (NAC) in Mayfair has had a 1940’s Hollywood style overhaul. So we’re talking pastel pink walls, velvet banquette seating and Art Deco style brassware of dreams.

The makeover is thanks to design duo Tyeth Gundry and Christian Ducker of London-based Gundry + Ducker. The brief? To transform the quaint but dark basement bar Chez Chow, named after Teddy the Chow Chow – the pet of one of the owners –  into a glamorous oasis.

It needed to be a decidedly different look from the ground-floor main restaurant which has a clean, pared-down interior with white-washed brickwork, stark light fixtures and leather seating. The result? Pastel pink walls, white marble table tops, azure flooring, emerald velvet banquette seating separated by see-through partitions, bespoke brass lighting and a streamlined zinc bar.

The brass mirrors help to make the space appear larger, while the lighting – also designed by Christian and Tyeth – helps lift the once-moody space.

We’re sold – see you at the bar.

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