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Black & Blue

Waterloo, London

Bars / Restaurants

B3 Designers were appointed to design the light refurbishment of Black & Blue’s Waterloo restaurant, one of their four steak and burger restaurants located directly opposite one of Europe’s busiest train stations.


We worked with several pre-existing features from the original space that promoted its warm character, such as the exposed brickwork and marble table-tops in the booth seating.


To add a touch of freshness to the space, B3 applied white brick bond tiling with red accents on the walls, with matching red leather upholstery used on all bar stools, chairs and banquettes. On the white tiled walls, we rearranged new and existing artwork in frames of varying sizes, depicting black and white scenes of London and the surrounding area.


Industrial style lighting was placed throughout the restaurant: large brushed steel lights at the bar, wall lights with glass shades installed at each booth and LED strip lighting illuminate the vast selection of spirit bottles at the 14-seat bar.


Maximising the limited storage space for kitchen supplies, bottle storage to the mezzanine level was introduced with the use of high-level, pulled plate wire mesh screens and faux timber boxes to create a more uniform and orderly vista from the floor below.