Gundry & Ducker Architecture Ltd.

Rosa's Soho

A Thai restaurant in Soho, London.

The design is intended to bring to mind traditional British cafe interiors, but to also make reference to the Thai food served. The soft lighting and use of pink and red create a warm and inviting interior.

High back settles break up the ground floor, forming booths and partitions clad in modified oak ogee mouldings. The mouldings are manipulated to form coat hooks, lamps, a 'pie crust' edge to the tables, and cut away to reveal a waiter station and clock. Laser-cut brass plates, with edges echoing the oak profiles, decorate the walls, each featuring a different animal from the menu. The ceiling is made up from gloss pink panels in a brick pattern, set behind a deep frame.

The scheme is repeated in the basement, but this time in black gloss, grey and reclaimed teak, giving a darker and more intimate atmosphere which reflects its use as primarily an evening space.

Photos by Hufton + Crow