Bancone SOHO with olive tree feature
Bancone SOHO with olive tree feature

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Bancone SOHO casual dining bar
Bancone SOHO casual dining bar

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

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Bancone SOHO with olive tree feature
Bancone SOHO with olive tree feature

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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.

Following the success of their first site, we went on to design Bancone’s second site in the heart of London’s SOHO which has been voted one of the ‘prettiest restaurants’ in London by Secret London.  

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

Bib Gourmand Distinction, Michelin Guide 2022