Designed by AfroditiKrassa, Lucky Cat is a new hotel restaurant by Gordon Ramsay

AfroditiKrassa reveals design for Gordon Ramsay’s new restaurant

Design studio AfroditiKrassa has unveiled a striking Japanese-inspired design for Gordon Ramsay’s new restaurant Lucky Cat in London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square.

Drawing inspiration from 1930s urban Tokyo, Lucky Cat’s interior is also influenced by the vibrant Kissa underground clubs found across Japan at that time. Kissas famously brought together great food, drink and jazz music in a welcoming environment, and the new venue harks back to this era with playful references and nods to their urban-cool design details.

Afroditi Krassa, founder and Creative Director of the eponymous design studio, said: “Working very closely with Gordon and his team, we have successfully curated something that is relevant but not formal, vibrant but not overbearing, and predominantly, allows the food and drinks to take centre stage.”

The design seamlessly incorporates shades of dark indigo, distressed leather chairs and warm, mood lighting, alongside eye-catching features such as a cast brass bamboo bar front and displays of rare Japanese knives. Curved brass screens, antique mirrors, black bamboo panelling and layered linen screens are included to bring luxurious undertones, whilst geometric patterns and Japanese indigo dyed fabrics are integrated to add a sense of playfulness.

The new venue by Gordon Ramsay Restaurants (GMR) also lives up to its name with the addition of knowing cat references throughout, including subtle cat relief tiles, stone cat statues, cat tail hooks, and the Maneki Nejo cat wall in the bar area, made up of 300 bespoke ceramic cats.

Gordon Ramsay said: “Ensuring we got the interior design right was imperative for Lucky Cat. AfroditiKrassa understood our vision from the start, their attention to detail and passion for perfection is what has made this a successful partnership. We’ve got a great team on the project and, together, we’re ready to bring something really special to London this summer.”

Meanwhile, chef’s tables in the heart of the restaurant allow guests to choose from handwritten seasonal menus and watch the spectacle of expert chefs at work, whilst the Raw Bar offers a luxurious setting to enjoy sushi and sashimi. Lucky Cat also features three private spaces that are available for customers to hire – with designs mirroring those of the main restaurant.

GMR has 15 restaurants across London and a further 23 internationally. To date, the group holds a total of seven Michelin stars worldwide, including the flagship Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in London, which has maintained three stars for more than 16 years.

Photography: © Sim Photography