Want a dining experience with something extra? Here’s some architectural eating gems where you can feed your eyes and your belly…
We doff our caps to the architects who turned a disused filling station into a stylish restaurant on a very tight budget. The King’s Cross Filling Station, Goods Way, N1C 4UR. King’s Cross.
[Photo: Ed Marshall]
GALVIN LA CHAPELLE
The cathedral-like building isn’t a former chapel (the ‘la chapelle’ refers to a wine), but a one-time Victorian girls’ school. St Botolph’s Hall, 35 Spital Square, E1 6DY. Liverpool St.
Richard Rogers’s architectural practice put its ‘staff canteen’ on the map – and fuelled the minimal interior trend. Thames Wharf, Rainville Rd, W6 9HA. Hammersmith.
Before becoming a (very) grand Continental café, this Listed Italianate hall was a car showroom, then banking hall. 160 Piccadilly, W1J 9EBX. Green Park.
OXO TOWER BRASSERIE
The Oxo Tower is an iconic riverside landmark, home to a swanky restaurant and this only slightly more affordable brasserie. Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House St, SE1 9PH. Southwark.
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