NAC restaurant's 1940s Hollywood makeover

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.

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

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The makeover is thanks todesign duo Tyeth Gundry and Christian Ducker of London-basedGundry + 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.

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It needed to be a decidedly different look from theground-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.

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

We're sold – see you at the bar.