Spratley & Partners — Hart Street Tavern, Public
Spratley & Partners — Hart Street Tavern, Public
Spratley & Partners — Hart Street Tavern, Public
Spratley & Partners — Hart Street Tavern, Public
Spratley & Partners — Hart Street Tavern, Public
Spratley & Partners — Hart Street Tavern, Public
Spratley & Partners — Hart Street Tavern, Public
Spratley & Partners — Hart Street Tavern, Public
Spratley & Partners — Hart Street Tavern, Public

Hart Street Tavern, Henley-on-Thames

Set in Henley-on-Thames, one of England’s oldest market towns, the brief was to refurbish and reinstate a restaurant in a way that felt established and natural. A 'Tavern' is a place to gather, drink and be served food. This simplicity became a core concept throughout the project.

The building was extensively stripped back, and the interior design has re-crafted the building into an authentic, stylish restaurant with a traditional English bar, cosy lounge seating, immersive main dining experience and a private dining area. The flow of the restaurant was key to the client's vision; a soft entrance welcomes you into the relaxed setting of the bar and lounge, which then leads into the main restaurant area, offering a comprehensive dining experience. A more serious dining experience at the back was achieved by changing styles of furniture, materials and paint scheme as you progressed through the restaurant.

Spratley & Partners took the project from brand identity, through initial concepts to completion. Since opening, the restaurant has led the resurgence of a famous old high street that is now attracting world famous names, such as Harrods Cafe.

Status
Completed 2019
Floor Area
3,555 sq. ft

Team

Jeremy Spratley
Director
Sarah Tassell
Director
Robin Eadie
Architect
Will Spratley
Designer
Hart Street Tavern

Featured in House & Garden’s Design 100
Winner Ahead Awards, Shortlisted for AJ Retrofit Awards and Schueco Awards