DUDDELL’S LONDON, A GASTRONOMIC TEMPLE
Architecture, gastronomy and art come together to give a new life to an old Queen Anne church on St. Thomas Street, at the foot of the London Bridge. An almost divine experience.
The old church of St. Thomas has gone from being a temple of worship to a gastronomic temple. The idea is part of the Cantonese restoration group Duddell’s, which from the first moment was clear that, if he wanted his first restaurant outside Hong Kong did not leave anyone indifferent, he had to work with a powerful architecture studio, expert in interior design and of the latest artistic trends. To do this, they commissioned the project to Alex Michaelis and Tim Boyd, from the studio Michaelis Boyd.
The design of the restaurant extols the rich history of the building and highlights the difference between the old and the new. The architects have opted for relaxed luxury, keeping in mind the constant concern for the sustainability of all their projects, and have taken full advantage of the natural light and the heritage elements of London’s Queen Anne architecture to give a new life to the old church.