Contini George Street
Edinburgh

Full refurbishment of the flagship Contini Italian restaurant on George Street, transforming the establishment with a beautiful new look and striking design features.

Residing within a 4,500 sq. ft. former banking hall in the heart of Edinburgh City Centre, the Contini restaurant is a well-established and popular eatery. Deciding that the venue was ready for some modernisation, the owners took the decision to commission TJL to fully refurbish the restaurant and bar.

The stylish dining area now boasts new tables and mixed seating, with beautiful design features including patterned back soft grey leather chairs. A stunning new bar counter and gantry were also created and our team undertook high-quality decoration works throughout to complete the restaurant’s new look, including installing bold wallpaper.

Our scope of works included working in conjunction with Bellavista Wines to refurbish the Private Dining Room, creating an exclusive private dining space for up to 18 guests in the former vault of the banking hall. A soft refurbishment of the bathrooms and stairwell completed the transformation of the restaurant.

The project was completed to very tight time-scales to minimise disruption as the restaurant was closed throughout the works, with our team working nightshifts to allow Contini to re-open sooner. There has already been excellent feedback about the décor (and the food) from critics and members of the public who have visited since the reopening, and the Continis were absolutely delighted with our works.

Client: Victor & Carina Contini
Architect: Ampersand
Value: £120k