Chapter One Restaurant Limited
Designers: Sherliker Design
TOP DESTINATION RESTAURANT
Chapter One Restaurant in Locksbottom, Kent, is firmly established as one of the country's top destination restaurants, headed for nearly 20 years by chef and managing partner Andrew McLeish. It provides a first-class dining experience, with an impressive modern European menu and extensive wine list.
INSPIRED BY PEACOCK FEATHERS
Chapter One has recently undergone a complete refurbishment, with interior design by Mandy Sherliker of Sherliker Design, London, who specified the contract dining furniture from Andy Thornton Ltd. The client's design brief was simple - to reinvigorate the existing restaurant and design a new brasserie and outdoor terrace. As the restaurant was previously known as The Fantail, Mandy saw it fitting to draw her inspiration from the colours of a peacock’s tail feathers, particularly the dense greens and navy blues.
ELEGANT UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE
For the main restaurant, Andy Thornton supplied over 100 elegant bespoke side chairs, the beech frames stained walnut with brushed brass feet caps, upholstered in a Sekers deep blue polyester velvet. These blend perfectly with the turquoise-painted dado panelling and specially commissioned peacock stained glass screens.
We also supplied and installed a 4-metre curved banquette seating unit in a midnight blue faux leather, with plain seat and fan-stitched quilted back to match the fluted mirrored walls and blue velvet chairs.
RELAXED AND STYLISH BRASSERIE
Next to the main restaurant, the relaxed and stylish new Chapter One Brasserie offers accessible, informal dining with a simple menu to satisfy any diner. Here Andy Thornton supplied fluted-back banquette seating in a striking petrol-blue faux leather, with Tonda tables and Louvre dining chairs in an emerald velvet.
GLASS STORAGE RACK
For the bar, the Andy Thornton metalwork department fabricated a radiused L-shaped decorative ceiling-mounted storage rack for wine and champagne glasses. This was manufactured in 20 mm square solid brass tube, finished in antique brass, with toughened glass shelves.