Having opened in Grey’s Quarter as part of intu Eldon Square’s prominent new restaurant development last October, George’s Great British Kitchen has become one of the most popular eateries in the dining area and has received rave reviews from the people of Newcastle and surrounding areas.
George’s Great British Kitchen has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards, within the ‘Restaurant or bar in a retail space’ category. Designed by Phillip Watts Design, the restaurant has many subtle quirks and attention to detail is evident in every aspect of the design, from the beach huts, named after some of the favourite getaway locations within or close to the North East, to the wallpaper featuring famous Tyneside icons including the Angel of the North.
The Restaurant & Bar Design Awards are now in their ninth year, having gained a huge global following and is now recognised as the leading competition, dedicated to the design of food and beverage spaces. Entries from over 70 countries cover every imaginable hospitality space; From ships to airports, museums to burger vans, from revered Michelin-starred establishments to the fleeting dynamism of pop-ups.
George’s managing director, Andrew Constantinou, said:
“To be nominated in such prestigious awards is absolutely amazing. It’s testament to the unique talent and hard work the team at Phillip Watts Design have put into to making our restaurant such a special place to be, every time you visit there is a small detail that you hadn’t noticed previously. We are extremely proud to be representing Newcastle on an international stage.”
Phil Steele, general manager of intu Eldon Square, added:
“I’m delighted but not surprised to hear that George’s has been nominated for such a prestigious award. This new and exciting concept is a big hit with all types of diners, from adults on date night, to daytime families whose children delight in the seaside atmosphere, where fish and chips for the kids are served in buckets with spades. A fun and vibrant atmosphere is ensured on every visit, and George’s Great British Kitchen is a fabulous and innovative addition to the city centre dining offer. Geroge’s is a quirky and refreshing concept with a fun décor including colourful beach huts, a tantalisign gin bar, and has been an overnight success story, which is particularly gratifying as it was one of our first restaurants to open at Grey’s Quarter.”
The winners of the 2017 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards (including Best Overall winners) will be announced during a ceremony at London’s King’s Cross on the 5th October.
All shortlisted establishments on the link below: