Cult London hospitality brand Grind has opened its latest venue designed by Melbourne-based studio Biasol (pronounced ‘b–are–zoul’) in London’s Greenwich neighborhood. Greenwich Grind is designed to make an impact, bringing the inner-city Grind experience to the laidback London suburb and appealing to locals, visitors and tourists alike. The venue is Biasol’s 12th project for Grind.
Located opposite famous Greenwich Market, Greenwich Grind is in a handsome heritage-listed building formerly home to Jamie’s Italian restaurant. In order to create a new venue with an equally strong reputation, Biasol removed all trace of the previous restaurant, keeping the structural footprint intact. The venue is divided into three spaces – deli/takeaway, cocktail bar and dining room – with an easy flow and operational connection between each. The areas function independently and together, each with distinct but complementary aesthetics for a holistic Grind experience.
The grab-and-go deli/takeaway has its own entrance. Open for breakfast and lunch, it’s a fun, bold space with Grind’s signature pink on the walls and ceiling. The Green Room is an intimate cocktail bar with a deep-turquoise-blue backdrop and elegant stools around the bar and window. Pale-pink banquettes wrap around the front of the restaurant providing lounge seating for bar and restaurant guests.
The all-day restaurant for dine-in customers stretches the full length of the site with a variety of seating, including a communal table, dining tables and banquettes. The main dining room opens to an alfresco dining area, featuring aglass–atrium roof, whilst an abundance of greenery creates a conservatory-like space, evoking the leafy Greenwich area.
The building’s brick walls provide texture, as do the concrete-render walls and subtly distressed finishes. Materials, colours, and details are simple and confident, with signature pink neon signage, honed marble tabletops, and black-and-white mosaic flooring – with inlaid branding redefining the London food–and–beverage social scene.