The Cut & Craft Leeds

  • Prize
    Winner in Interior Design Restaurant – Casual
  • Company/Firm
    Studio Two Interiors Ltd
  • Lead Designer
    Zoe Wheatley & Lauren Milner
  • Architect
  • Interior Designer
    Studio Two Interiors LTD
  • Hospitality
    The Cut & Craft Restaurants
  • Construction Company
  • Photo Credit
    Stevie Campbell UK
  • Location
  • Project Date
    October 2022
  • Developer

Having previously worked with this client on their Italian restaurant brand in 2021, we were delighted to be appointed as the designers on their most recent acquisition in the iconic grade II listed building, Victoria Quarter Leeds. Cut & Craft is a steak and beer concept, welcoming all demographics with their accessible menu and all day offering.

The brief was to create a beautiful restaurant that caters to an all-day offering, whilst ensuring the space can transition into a lively venue in the evening. The client was also determined to celebrate the history of the site and use what information we had on the building to turn into visual stories. With that, we were able to create an underlying design concept around The Titanic, curated from a story of a musician, Wallace Hartley, that was invited to play as ‘band master’ on the ship and was linked back the site’s previous ‘Collinson’s Café as part of their entertainment team.

With that concept, the design features oceanic hues, glistening water-like metallics, crafted timbers and an abeyance of inviting textures. The space planning is representative of ship-like tiers all surrounding the engine of the space; the bar.