The kitchen and restaurant design and install was completed by International Food Service Equipment (IFSE), under project manager Helen Peacock. Compass Instore, under regional manager Helen Cotter, runs the catering at Garsons, which is undergoing a £4.3m investment in its retail areas. Hodges is builder and Malcolm Scott Consultants was planner.
The restaurant has up to 450 covers — 300 inside and 150 on the outside terrace, overlooking local fields. "With the design, while looking ahead we also aimed to reflect on our history, when trading at London’s Borough Market," said Garsons director Ben Thompson. "This is echoed in the steelwork and timber cladding. The business’s origins are also featured pictorially on the internal low-height walls."
The restaurant furniture was supplied by Abbey Leisure Furnishings. Kitchen equipment includes Winterhalter warewashers and Electrolux units. The centre also uses IFSE’s Table Tracker to ensure correct food delivery. Hodges was the builder.