Softroom designs new outpost for Wahaca

Mexican restaurant Wahaca will open in London’s Soho this autumn, with interiors by Softroom.

The interiors are intended to emulate street market-style dining, inspired by the food stalls of Mexico’s cities. Wahaca briefed Softroom to create the design to a high environmental standard.

Softroom is preserving the wood from the floors of the site’s previous inhabitant to build new walls, ceilings and bars with. The restaurant will feature two waste rooms intended to allow its glass, food, oil and cardboard to be recycled.

Wahaca Soho will feature a 145-cover restaurant on the top floor and a cocktail bar downstairs with additional dining space for large tables.

Softroom also created the interiors of Wahaca’s other three restaurants in Canary Wharf, Covent Garden and Westfield White City.

Wahaca Soho opens on Wardour Street, W1, in October.

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