Catering Design Group (CDG) has transformed Millets Farm Centre in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, resulting in a 22 per cent increase in restaurant covers to date.
The family-run Millets Farm Centre attracts up to one million visitors each year. As well as the newly extended restaurant, there is a farm shop, garden centre, beauty salon and other attractions such as an animal walkway, a play area, woodland, a falconry centre and a maze.
The brief included a new dining room extension and the complete transformation of the existing servery area to ensure better functionality and to create the service style Millets had envisioned to support future growth.
The £280,000 project included initial design consultancy through to full design, supply and fit-out, including bespoke servery counters, furniture, lighting design, interior finishes and joinery.
“Our challenge was to open up the space, improve the flow and create different areas including a family area and the ‘Quiet Room’ – a cosy, flexible space for adults which could also be used for small meetings and gatherings,” said Steve Hutchings, director of CDG.
A ‘farm to fork’ fresh food ethos stands at the heart of Millets’ offer so CDG specified a mix of materials and finishes to complement the provenance of the food. The design incorporates different textures and patterns within the finishes for the counters, flooring and furniture all working well together to create an attractive and welcoming space.