LONDON’S CAFÉ ROYAL
Top kitchen consultants select Ambach for yet another iconic location
Originally opened in the heart of London’s Regent Street in 1865, Café Royal Hotel has always been known for its opulence and style.
The hotel’s bars and restaurants, like the legendary Grill Room and Ten Room, are at the heart of the visitor experience thanks to a major behind-the-scenes renovation of the kitchens and installation of Ambach cooking ranges.
Following a recent multi-million pound redevelopment carried out by designer Sir David Chipperfield together with historic restoration specialists Donald Insall Associates, Café Royal is looking better than ever.
Ken Winch, FCSI consultant and director of Sefton Horn Winch, was hired to design the hotel kitchens, a four-year-long project that that truly tested his considerable design expertise, knowledge of the world’s equipment manufacturers and suppliers, and experience of providing solutions to complex foodservice projects.
“Four years isn’t that unusual,” he says. “I feel huge relief that the Café Royal project is complete. I am most proud of the design, the quality of the installations and the integration of new technology, such as the CO2 refrigeration and the vacuum waste system, as well as the state-of-the-art cooking, ventilation and fabricated equipment, which concentrates on energy efficiencies. We also did everything we could to ensure energy conservation.” adds Winch.