JIM THOMPSON'S CURVED
Jim Thompson's is a group of unique, themed, Thai restaurants - each
with its own eastern bazaar. Here's how we designed and built the rather
unusual bar at their Brighton seafront venue.
The unique, circular, glazed building that is home to Jim Thompson's
bar and restaurant at Brighton inspired the architect to create a highly
unusual bar as the central attraction.
Shaped like an elongated 'm', Jim Thompson's had no hesitation in
calling in Nelson Catering Equipment to design a fully bespoke backbar system that not
only addressed all the custom fabrication needed, but also maximised
the layout to provide a highly efficient, hygienic workspace for bar
staff to operate.
The bar is often the main feature of any front of house operation
and this is certainly the case at Jim Thompsons. How-ever, for a bar
to function well, the 'wow-factor' that draws the crowds must be supported
by a well designed and efficient back bar which, to achieve the most
effective use of space, must be custom designed.
Over recent years, we have developed our own truly bespoke bar design
and manufacturing service providing a far superior alternative to many
of the budget modular solutions that are available 'off the shelf'.
Size and shape are limited only by your imagination - we create curves
and geometrics in the highest-grade stainless steel to provide you
with a design that is as unique as your operation.
Bars are treated very much the same as professional kitchens in terms of consultation
and design - our 3D drawings enable clients to visualise how they will
be serving drinks to their customers. When agreed, our 3D drawings
are used to 'laser cut' full-scale steel templates, which are taken
to site and laid on the ground in the proposed location.
This extra dimension to our service allows the client to experience
the lay-out in its full scale format while still having a final opportunity
to make alterations.
When all parties are completely happy, the templates are distributed
to all contractors responsible for producing the rest of the bar structure
(the frontage and serve-over counter) whilst a further set is bolted
into position on site. This enables everybody concerned to work to
precise shapes and dimensions so that when finally built on site, even
the most complicated and unusual of bar designs can be constructed
smoothly and accurately.