discovering. historic. re-interpreted. urbane.
Café Restaurant

British designer Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio (DRS) took a deep dive into history of the location for the design of the Bronte: the touristic Trafalgar Square on the historic Strand Road between the City of London and the City of Westminster.

The history of former Victorian explorers, the unique collectors of arts and wonders were translated by DRS into contemporary times. The interior is filled with treasures from all over the world.

The beautiful old building with its arches and mezzanine set the architectural frame for the different restaurant areas. How does Tom Dixon focus on light? Room-high windows and his golden “Fade” lamps provide the tables around the open kitchen with light. The ceilings in the large hall were covered with his geometric “Plane Wall Lights”. The intimate back part of the restaurant features his “Curve Wall Light”.

The bar on the ground floor opens early in the morning and provides early risers with good coffee and wake-up juices.

Interior Design

Tom Dixon


Tom Dixon


Grand Buildings, 1-3 Strand, London WC2N 5HE, UK
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