Drawing inspiration from Milanese coffee bars and traditional Florentine Trattorias, the design for Tavolino offers a nostalgic nod to the heritage of the food served with quintessentially Italian finishes and details.
The space also includes a few whimsical elements adding a layer of fun to the space giving it a quiet confidence that sets it apart from its competitors. This includes patterned sheers that wrap around the ground floor as well as lush planting cascading from the bar bulkhead.
At the main entrance of the restaurant sits an elegantly detailed dark timber bar with aged bronze counter-top and antique mirror back counter. Banquettes upholstered in oxblood leather wrap around the perimeter of this space providing a seating area for morning coffee or post work cocktails.
Sitting alongside the banquettes are traditional bentwood dining chairs with a pink mohair pad and bespoke timber lounge tables. The bar area extends into the adjacent full height space, providing a combined capacity of fifty covers while also allowing for a bustling night-time scene in one of London’s most vibrant areas. Hanging above this space is an impressive oversized bespoke light complementing the pendants and wall lights that flow throughout the rest of the room.
Bespoke banquette seating upholstered in an aged green leather wrap round the perimeter of the ground and mezzanine spaces complimented by booth seating and rope-backed dining chairs in tan leather. Tavolino also offers great trattoria style riverside dining on the terrace with stunning views of Tower Bridge.
The Italian Art Deco homage continues into the smaller details, such as the signage and branding and is epitomised in a specially commissioned mural that runs up the staircase, the illuminated neon sign hanging over the bar and the futurist inspired branding used within the logo and the menu.