Russell Square Restaurant, London

Fisch have breathed a new lease of life into the restaurant at Russell Square Casino with a new cocktail bar and refurbished dining room. Originally tucked away from the main hub of the casino, the re-appointed area has now been integrated into the club with an open curved stair providing a direct visual link to the gaming floor. Simple but effective space planning was the key to resolving the club’s dilemma of the dining room being too segregated.

The setting is a modern take on the locations’ Bloomsbury heritage. The casual cocktail bar provides an informal meeting space adjacent to the restaurant for which has been laid out with luxury leather chairs and banquette seating screened by bespoke fret cut panels. The refurbishment was carefully executed to programme and budget during trading hours for an early 2016 re-launch which has finally provided the club with a high-class setting to compliment an impressive re-vamped food and drinks offer.