Martin Brudnizki works on Vietnamese restaurant

Martin Brudnizki has been appointed to design the interiors for Vietnamese restaurant Pho’s first branch outside of London, which will open in Brighton in May.

The new restaurant is the fourth Pho branch to open nationwide and will seat 130 people.

Brudnizki was appointed in October 2009 after Pho owners Stephen and Juliette Wall saw his interiors for Jamie Oliver’s Italian restaurant, which will be Pho Brighton’s next-door neighbour. 

Brudnizki was invited to pitch alongside a number of other consultancies, and was chosen because of his understanding of the brand and his strong vision for the new site, says Stephen Wall.

Wall adds, ‘The choice of the designer was fundamental to create the atmosphere that would appeal to the Brighton population and maintain the unique atmosphere we offer at Pho.’

The 400m2 dining area will be split into three zones and will integrate traditional tables, booths and canteen-style seating around an open kitchen. Customers will also be able to dine outside in warm weather. The interiors budget for the build is approximately £500 000.

Brudnizki says, ‘Our designs for the restaurant will emulate the simple, fresh qualities of Vietnamese food and the contemporary atmosphere found in all Pho restaurants.’

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