Coppers Bistro

Who we worked with:

Preston Garden Centre


Preston, Kent

Build Time

6 Weeks

Services provided

  • CAD design
  • Extraction canopy design and build
  • Supply and installation of catering appliances
  • Suspended ceiling
  • Installation of slip-resistant flooring
  • Installation of hygienic wall surfaces
  • Gas, Electrical and plumbing works
  • Supply of restaurant furniture

Key brands used

More about this project

Our clients, Sarah and John, run a well established independent garden centre which had a small and cozy coffee shop with the ability to provide only a very limited menu.

They made the decision to build a new restaurant area from the ground up and offer a dining area and quality menu to their customers that matched the high quality elsewhere onsite in the garden centre.

We were invited to visit and create a design for the kitchen and front of house servery area in July 2017.
It turned out that we were up against some very well known and respected competition who were based in the midlands. With our offices and workforce being within 10 miles of the site and the customer wanting a local company not just for the build but for future support and maintenance the order was won.

Our team started work late November and initially worked on the kitchen area completing the Bioclad walls, Altro slip resistant flooring and a wipe-clean suspended ceiling all designed to create a bright hygienic and easy to keep a clean kitchen.
The commercial kitchen extraction ventilation system was also installed which included both noise and odour reduction systems as the need to control these elements was requested by the client as the extraction exited the kitchen very close to an outside walled garden and seating area,

Our build next moved to the bar/servery counter area where more slip-resistant flooring was laid before the carcasses and refrigerated display units were installed finally being topped off by a granite worktop.

Now the surfaces and extraction had been completed we were able to install the catering appliances which included high-quality brands such as Rational, Precision and Hoshizaki.

Our clients had a very clear vision right from the start adding their own well thought out and very attractive elements throughout from the simplest of copper hand washbasins behind the servery to the stunning central wood-burning fire and the ornamental water feature in the outside seating area.
We worked to a well-defined program of works and delivered all they asked of us to help create this stunning restaurant.

We wish them every success with their new restaurant and a quick look at their Trip Advisor reviews will show what others think.