Room Glasgow on the menu for APA

APA has created interiors for Room Glasgow, the bar and restaurant that will replace Gordon Ramsey’s now defunct Amaryllis as the flagship restaurant at Glasgow’s boutique hotel One Devonshire Gardens.

It is the second in the Room chain – a Leeds venture opened last year – and up to ten launches are planned.

According to APA director Angus Pond, the group was briefed to create an ‘elegant, glamorous and modern’ environment.

‘The interiors need to complement the Georgian Grade II-listed building, but also deliver something modern, break a few rules and add excitement and a bit of an edge,’ he explains.

Split over six rooms, the venture comprises a cocktail bar, private dining room and four restaurant rooms. The restaurant – due to open next week – will serve ‘retro 1970s dishes’, which include prawn cocktail and chocolate cornflake cake.

The main bar space is a 4m-high room with two bay windows. It features a 6m-long table made of anthracite Corian, with built in wine coolers, that ‘snakes’ through the space, says Pond.

Modern furniture is used throughout and in the bar space four large, 1m-diameter light shades also add a contemporary feel. APA has also designed several bespoke pieces of furniture – including banquettes and window seats – to ‘add interest’ to the space, says Pond.

Dark wood floors are complemented by accents of a ‘rich claret’ – used on the light shades and window seating – and ‘warm grey’ walls.

APA was appointed to the work following a three-way credentials pitch in April.

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