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Trendy industrial bars & restaurants in London

- 2015-11-30 11:00 AM

At Barak ‘7, we don’t just design and manufacture vintage and industrial furniture, we live for it! We love to hear about new restaurants or trendy bars with vintage and industrial decor opening across London, always giving us new ideas and inspiring us to design new original pieces of industrial furniture.

In this article, we have decided to share with you 10 of our favourite bars and restaurants in London with unique and quirky industrial style interiors which you will absolutely have to try for yourself.


Blues Kitchen Camden, Camden

First, we are off to Camden town with Blues Kitchen Camden. While Blues Kitchen also have premises in Brixton and Shoreditch, the Camden has always stood out for us. Could it be the vintage, American decor? Or the fact, that they have over 100 varieties of rare bourbon & rye? We’ll let you decide for yourself.



image from Time Out London

A gorgeous intimate restaurant & bar, the interior decor is incredible. Besides the beautiful wood bar and charming, chic furnishings, Blues Kitchen’s industrial lamps hanging from the ceiling set a very bespoke and unique atmosphere.


The Doodle Bar, Battersea

Original, industrial and minimalistic, the Doodle Bar, besides being a fun name to say, has an original factory-esque yet charming interior. Hanging from the ceiling, besides these industrial lights, are these unusual wood panels giving the place meticulously unfinished look. The rustic tiling and brickwork, alongside their carefully chosen industrial furniture create an unbelievably modern reconversion.



Image from Doodle Bar

Perhaps one of the most special aspects of Doodle Bar is its large chalkboard dominating an entire wall, giving it a very personalisable and fun touch.


Pizza East Portobello, Portobello Road

This striking restaurant bar’s decor is greatly inspired by what you would experience visiting  New York. This second branch of the Pizza East located in Notting Hill was born from a divine collaboration of Nick Jones and Martin Brudnizki Design, The beautiful white tiles and open windows diffuse natural light, giving the place a distinct vigor. The bar’ s wood panels and marble tops harmoniously contrast, creating an unusual and eye catching masterpiece.



Image from Martin Brudnizki Design Studio

Built in a restored Georgian pub in the middle of Portobello Market, Pizza East Portobello has a truly rustic and vintage interior which will remind you of some of the Big Apple’s authentic industrial establishments most furnishings being sourced directly from there, promising you to dine in style.


Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town, Whitechapel

As you might have guessed from the name, Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town is an incredibly fun and quirky place. Hidden behind a Smeg fridge door, this secret speakeasy adds a fantastic little something to The Breakfast Club. Surrounded by exposed brick walls and ceiling, the low orb lights participate to creating a unique industrial atmosphere.



Image from London Katalog

The contrast between upstairs and downstairs is unforgettable. Upstairs you’re met with a warm rock’n’roll decor but once you get downstairs, it’s a more conspiratorial tone.

You will also be surprised by the majestic moose head on the wall, which is without a doubt another unique and original addition to make this place memorable.


Jak’s, Kings Road

Great open space with exposed brickwork and bare floors, Jak’s is simply full of character and attitude. The use of colourful throw rugs, vintage sofas and mismatched pillows inject bursts of light to this quirky industrial interior. The design of the vintage sofas together with the different patterns of carpet and colour constitute a delightful disharmony.



Image from Jak’s Kings Road


When you walk in, Jak’s has this brilliant Alice in Wonderland feel with a modern twist. On one side, there’s this soft colourful victorian decor meets this raw, gritty industrial interior. It is absolutely wonderful.



Cahoots is a wonderful, swinging vintage bar with an amazing underground theme. While being warm and cosy, the underground bar is full of life and colours. Fans of pre-war design will simply love Cahoots due to its traditional bar decor, plush seating, and rich furnishings. As you can imagine, there’s a recurring theme of the London Underground which just constitutes the unicity of the place.


Image from City Socializer

 Cahoots is a non-stop train back to the roaring twenties to which you undoubtedly need a ticket.

Central & Co, West End

Central & Co is a charming, cosy brasserie and bar with bare, whitewashed walls and art deco lighting. Its simplistic yet sparkling decor mixes quirky pictures ornating the walls with more rustic mahogany tables, successfully creating an undeniably glamorous atmosphere with an industrial ‘twist’.



Image from Design My Night

Wonderfully charming and an utterly unique place to go for an authentic West End experience, this characteristic bar from the Urban Leisure Group will not fail to surprise you.

Barak 7 is always on the look out for the newest industrial design and interiors, so please share with us your latest discoveries, we would love to hear about your favourite places!

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