The World of Hospitality Issue 41 2021 - Page 4


London Meets Mexico : Chef Santiago Lastra Chooses Dekton ® Surfaces for New Kol Restaurant

Kol Restaurant
The revolutionary ultra-compact surface , Dekton ® by Cosentino has been specified at the trendy Kol restaurant in Marylebone , London . Opened in October 2020 by former Noma Mexico chef Santiago Lastra , his debut restaurant Kol brings together Mexican cuisine with local British produce , including shellfish from Scotland ’ s shoreline and foraged ingredients from Kent ’ s woodlands . Kol offers a set menu of unique , thoughtfully curated dishes with plenty of flavour , such as short rib with quince mole , and squash sorbet with rattlesnake chilli .
Designed by A-nrd Studio , Kol ’ s distinctive open plan layout with its kitchen as the central focus pays homage to Mexico with its warming , vibrant colour palette , while also incorporating a sense of pared back , minimalist Scandinavian design with plenty of wooden elements , straight lines and foliage . Spanning across two levels and five hundred square meters , the restaurant also boasts a mezcal bar on the ground floor , for serving up Mexican cocktails and spirits to guests . A virtual tour of the restaurant can be enjoyed here .
Fabricated by LBS Enterprises Ltd , bestselling Dekton ® Trilium , made from up to 80 % of recycled materials , was the surface of choice throughout the restaurant ’ s kitchen and serving areas . Showcasing a mixture of colours inspired by volcanic rock , Dekton ® Trilium ’ s intense and irregular accents of black and grey and its matte finish result in a rich and varied surface design , with an appearance that alters depending on the angle of the light on the surface .