Socca Bistro

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design Restaurant – Fine Dining
  • Company/Firm
    Fabled Studio
  • Lead Designer
    Tom Strother
  • Other Designer(s)
    Liga Piraga
  • Architect
    Fabled Studio
  • Interior Designer
    Fabled Studio
  • Hospitality
    LSL Capital
  • Photo Credit
    James McDonald
  • Location
    41a South Audley Street, London, W1K 2PS
  • Project Date
    February 2023

Socca is a celebration of the South of France in the heart of Mayfair, paying homage to its namesake chickpea flatbread famed of Nice and the Cote d'Azur.

As guests enter through the charming terrace, they are welcomed into ‘The Grand Salon’; a bustling, warm-hued dining room drawing inspiration from French institutions such as La Colombe d’Or with whimsical stylings of Villa Santo Sospir.

The elegantly proportioned dining room is lined with warm timber panelling and deep navy leather seating contrasted against white-clothed tables. The walls are adorned with murals inspired by Jean Cocteau and Raoul Dufy’s paintings of Nice. Taking centre stage is a Breccia Violetta marble raw bar with embossed leather and bronze metalwork, sitting poised beneath grand chandeliers hung from the historic heritage ceiling. At the rear of the dining room is ‘Le Bar’, using a similar palette, lined with timber walls and oxblood leather seating.

The ‘Petit Salon’ is a contrast to ‘The Grand Salon’- a playful, residential-styled dining room, featuring a whimsical mural wrapping around the room, pleated silk wall lights and sunshine yellow drapes that screen off a flexible private dining space.

Fabled Studio is an award-winning international interior design studio based in London and founded in 2011 by Tom Strother and Steven Saunders. Fabled Studio specialises in Luxury Hospitality, F&B, Residential and Retail design. Fabled Studio are storytellers, each project is deeply cinematic and provocative, rich in detail and context to engage and enthral their audience, and to add substance to every part of the urban landscape they touch.

Other prizes
Restaurant & Bar Design Awards 2022 MiMi Mei Fair – WINNER in the ‘Colour’ category Restaurant & Bar Design Awards 2014 Beagle - WINNER in the ‘London Restaurant’ category AHEAD Awards 2020 Hart Shoreditch Hotel - SHORTLISTED in the ‘Hotel Newbuild’ category AHEAD Awards 2020 The Lobby Bar at One Aldwych - SHORTLISTED in the ‘Bar, Club or Lounge’ category