Estiatorio Milos Restaurant,
London

Featured Project / Restaurants & Bars

Estiatorio Milos Restaurant London is the 6th restaurant from the acclaimed chef Costas Spiliadis who’s attention to every detail of his restaurant was the starting point for the lighting design of the restaurant.

The primary importance for the lighting was to light the food well and not compromise on fashion or gimmick for decoration as the food at the market and table was to be the focus. The interior did however have to provide visual comfort and harmony with the Crown Estate listed building ‘envelope’ which offered opportunities to enhance from the external gated entrance to the double height space of the main restaurant space (Images 1 & 2).

Working with Canadian Architect Alain Carle who designed the elegantly refined interior spaces as backdrops to the ‘theatre’ of the restaurant. The lighting played an essential part in bringing the spaces to life with theatrical lighting accent to the food and tables, bars and displays which reinforce the visual focus and interest.

The Studio Pendant Orb from Neidhardt is a striking feature connecting the ground floor to the mezzanine and inspired as glowing jellyfish floating within the restaurant. Carefully and discreetly integrated within the ceiling details is recessed track lighting aimed through and down to the tables below. (Images 1 & 2).

Photography courtesy of James Newton