Bondi Green is a ‘raw but refined’ restaurant in London’s Paddington Basin

The eatery also hosts a felt ‘supermarket’ by artist Lucy Sparrow

This canalside bar and restaurant in west London mixes the industrial ruggedness of concrete and exposed pipework with unexpected flashes of glamour.

Design studio Run for the Hills oversaw the interiors of Bondi Green in Paddington, maximising the double-height proportions of the Brunel Building’s ground floor, which houses the eatery.

Juxtaposition and contrast are top of the menu, with guests ordering from a concrete bar – topped with marble – and sitting on clashing patterned velvet seats beneath sprays of hanging plants. It’s all drenched in natural light, thanks to the London restaurant’s vast steel-framed windows and diners can enjoy views over the Grand Union canal.

Despite its west London location, Run for the Hills themed the space around what it describes as ‘a Miami palette of clashing pinks, corals, pale mints, teal greens and dusky blues’. This includes Art Deco-style banquettes in pale pink and dining tables in contrasting marble colours – wrapped in antique brass.

Photography: Bondi Green

Bondi Green is also home to a felt ‘supermarket’ made by artist Lucy Sparrow and featuring Aussie classics, including Anzac biscuits and Tasty Toobs. Visitors can dine inside, next to the knitted goods, or slurp cocktails on Bondi Green’s heated terrace.

1-2 Canalside Walk, Paddington W2 1DG

Photography: Bondi Green
Photography: Bondi Green
Photography: Bondi Green

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