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ABDA Design and Build are proud to have completed design and installation of the catering areas at the new Dinings SW3 restaurant in Knightsbridge.

Dinings SW3 is the sister restaurant to the original Dinings restaurant which opened in Marylebone over ten years ago.  When the decision was made to open a second restaurant, the ABDA team were brought in to redesign an existing kitchen – creating a high quality kitchen operation for the new restaurant.

Serving up authentic, Izakaya-style dishes, the Knightsbridge-based restaurant makes use of both Japanese and European ingredients to create the impressive menu filled with a range of sushi, sashimi, sake and grilled dishes.

ABDA were originally approached by Green Design consultant Trevor Jones who created the initial design concepts for the Dinings SW3 restaurant.

The catering design team then set about creating the restaurant concepts in collaboration with Dinings’ Managing Director, Masaki Sugisaki and the commercial director Nick Taylor-Guy.

Leading on the project, ABDA delivered the back of house design and installation, and the sushi bar stainless support framework , supplied by Freestyle Fabrications, to enable the main contractor to dress the external bar fascia in wood and bar tops in marble . ABDA then supplied the internal equipment for the sushi bar with support from Precision Refrigeration and Freestyle Fabrications who also completed all the bespoke stainless steel fabrication for the kitchen. Kitchen equipment suppliers included Hoshizaki (sushi displays), Jestic (Josper oven) and Euro Catering (‘rise n fall’ grills).

Commercial Director, Nick Taylor-Guy at Dinings SW3 said:

Working with ABDA was easy and efficient. We’re delighted to have them on board to provide us with the best design and equipment installation for our team so that we can offer the best cuisine to our guests.

The marble clad sushi bar and internal stainless framework had to be designed and built precisely so as to accept under counter refrigeration, hot holding elements, along with ambient drawer storage and provide a support element for the fascia, marble work tops , prep sinks and hand wash.

The kitchen was mostly stripped of old fabrication and equipment, which included a central island suite. New fabrication was then supplied and installed to support the redesign and seamlessly integrate with some fabrication elements that were not removed, this included a new services spine built within the existing canopy that had to support the new equipment layout plus services upgrade and relocation to suit.

Kevin Waterson, Sales Director at ABDA commented:

ABDA always enjoy opportunities to work on projects in innovative restaurant environments and the Dinings SW3 venture has been a privilege to be involved with.  The support that we had from the Dinings’ team delivering the build was excellent and we’re delighted with the end-result.  We wish Dinings SW3 every success.

Dinings SW3 has an impressive 24-cover dining room and 10-cover sushi counter, as well as a 20-cover courtyard, providing the ultimate Japanese dining experience.  The design and installation project led by ABDA has been a great success and the new establishment continues to attract clientele since its opening in May.

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