Undaunted by the scale of the task, they set about a complete refurbishment, bringing in a team of experts to help create a great British restaurant serving outstanding quality food in comfortable but stylish surroundings.
Perfection was always going to be the priority for everyone. From the moment fresh produce arrived in the kitchen to the moment it was served, everything had to be just right and cooked exactly as it should be.
That would take an exceptional kitchen with exceptional equipment, designed and installed by experts who were just as passionate about quality as the team at The Curlew.
Those experts were Space, who set about designing a new layout for the kitchen based around a beautiful bespoke Athanor suite hand-made in France, with all the rest of the equipment carefully positioned to a detailed plan making use of every bit of space.
Precious inches were gained by extending out into the courtyard next to the galley-style kitchen, under the watchful eye of the local planning officer who ensured that the listed building remained true to its original character. That also opened up the kitchen so that diners could see their food being freshly cooked for them.
As well as the gleaming Athanor suite, with electric hob, oven and double planchers, Space cleverly fitted in two combination ovens in a stack and refrigerated counters to maximise space but minimise area. These, together with twin Clifton water baths with push-button technology, make for precise control and consistency across the entire cooking process.
Despite being ruthless on space, the new kitchen goes easy on the environment, with Space’s innovative Green Footprint scheme building in energy saving features for dish and glass-washing as well as cooking.
“Space delivered an outstanding product with outstanding service and I think we can all safely say we’re delighted with the results,” says Sara Colley, owner of The Curlew. “They invested the time in thinking about how it would work and then made it all work, giving us the kitchen we wanted that would perform every time.”