It started with a phone call on the day Theresa May called a snap election. We were tasked to put together a design for a restaurant in the heart of London’s Covent Garden. The day after, we were standing in a tired looking Thai restaurant talking ideas over a cup of ginger tea with it’s new owner. Very refreshing! He was voting for change. No more noodles. Instead, a relaxed rustic vibe, full of candles, trendy details and a bag load of Spanish flavour. Fun, but…. it had to be open for election night. We were onto it quicker than you can say Jeremy Corbyn. It was hard work to pull a scheme together at the drop of a hat but our shopping list of barn door panels, barrels, iron tiles and splashes of coppery colour proved to be the perfect backdrop for Sibarita’s menu of feisty Spanish dishes, cheese and wine. It was a tall order, but a lot can happen in eight weeks. We pulled it off, comfortably. Thinking about how the election turned out, that’s a lot better than some others we could mention.

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