Bancone Covent Garden storefront
Bancone Covent Garden storefront

Bancone open counter dining
Bancone open counter dining

Bancone, over 15m of bar space
Bancone, over 15m of bar space

Bancone Covent Garden storefront
Bancone Covent Garden storefront

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London, UK

Bancone

Brand identity

Planning

Retail design

Authentic independent Italian eatery Bancone opened in London’s Covent Garden to rave reviews. Bancone means ‘counter’ or ‘bar’ in Italian so our design concept centres on this element. In fact, there are over 15m of bar space in total, spanning a cocktail bar and two open kitchens. The elegant and dramatic bar is topped in white marbled porcelain and the bar front is finished in ‘Metallo Fuso’ – a ground-breaking decorative surface treatment created by crafting liquid metal, in this case bronze.

The interior space is crisp and modern, with an urban Italian feel. The overall colour palette is inspired by Italy’s natural landscape – olive greens, natural stone and earth tones. And adding to the ‘essence of Italy’ are features such as ‘antiqued’ tiles and bespoke Venetian plaster walls.

“Top 10 Best London Restaurants for Solo Dining” House & Garden Magazine

Bib Gourmand Distinction, Michelin Guide 2020