Levy Restaurants, the sports, leisure and hospitality division of Compass Group UK & Ireland, has achieved accolades in two international design awards for The Coach House Restaurant at Hatfield House. 

The design project has been awarded ‘Best Leisure Interior East of England’ at the International Property Awards and has also been nominated for a Modern Decoration International Media Award, taking place in December in Shenzhen, near Hong Kong. Both award ceremonies honour the best in interior design and recognise design projects which have received international accreditation.

The Levy Restaurants team, in partnership with the design agency SHH, transformed the existing space into a two-storey restaurant complete with a fresh and stylish design, synonymous with the historic ambience of the house. The restaurant’s design – which also won the ‘Best Café or Fast Food’ award at the prestigious 2012 Restaurant and Bar Design Awards – used bold lighting and modern materials to add a sense of current style, while local materials and craftsmanship were incorporated to preserve its authentic charm and British heritage.

Elements of the design concept have been implemented to complement the food offering at The Coach House Restaurant. The chef’s table allows visitors to watch their food being prepared and creates an interactive experience, while hand-crafted and bespoke shelving displays the bakery and deli foods.

Roy Westwood, Levy’s creative director commented: “We are extremely delighted to receive another award for The Coach House Restaurant and to be nominated at the Modern Decoration International Media Awards; it is testament to the great venue, Hatfield House, and the long-term relationship we have with our design partners. It was essential to us that we designed and created a space that visitors of the venue can go to eat and relax whilst taking in the beautiful environment of Hatfield House.”

Nick Moorhouse, business director of Hatfield House, said: “Hatfield House is delighted with the redesign of The Coach House Restaurant undertaken by Compass and its partners. The design cleverly marries a modern appearance with a 200 year old property and has been broadly acclaimed. The contemporary design of the interior of the restaurant mirrors sympathetically the new external features, which has resulted in a significant increase in capacity and therefore greater income.”

Levy Restaurants is an official catering and hospitality provider for prestigious venues including The O2 Arena, Chelsea Football Club, Somerset House and Twickenham Stadium to Liberty in London and the SECC in Glasgow; all of whom have different demographics and business needs. Levy Restaurants creates individually tailored experiences, focusing not only on the food and drink, but the local suppliers used, customer service and the design of the venues.

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Notes to editors
Levy Restaurants, a leading provider of premium quality food and drink experiences, is part of Compass Group UK & Ireland. It operates within some of the UK’s most recognised sporting, leisure and culturally significant buildings including The O2 Arena and Chelsea Football Club. Levy Restaurants specialises in the creation of tailor-made concepts, service standards and designs to appeal to differing target customer bases in public, hospitality and banqueting areas. 

Levy Restaurants Compass Group UK & Ireland Ltd, Parkview, 82 Oxford Road, Uxbridge, UB8 1UX, Parkview, 82 Oxford Road, Uxbridge, UB8 1UX

About Hatfield House

Hatfield House is one of the Treasure Houses of England, who offer quality activities and interest for all throughout the year. For more information, please visit: http://www.hatfield-house.co.uk/index.asp.