• Mackenzie Wheeler London Restaurant Architects At The Chapel Bruton
  • Mackenzie Wheeler London Restaurant Architects At The Chapel Bruton
  • Mackenzie Wheeler London Restaurant Architects At The Chapel Bruton
  • Mackenzie Wheeler London Restaurant Architects At The Chapel Bruton
  • Mackenzie Wheeler London Restaurant Architects At The Chapel Bruton
  • Mackenzie Wheeler London Restaurant Architects At The Chapel Bruton
  • Mackenzie Wheeler London Restaurant Architects At The Chapel Bruton

At The Chapel
Bruton, Somerset

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Client
Catherine Trant and Ahmed Sidiki

Location
Bruton, Somerset

Date Completed
May 2009

Contract Period
5 months

Contract Sum
£560,000

Services Provided
Architecture and interior design

“At the Chapel” is a restaurant, bar, club, bakery and wine shop created in a Grade 2 Listed Congregational Chapel in Bruton, Somerset. The building has a simple robust architecture and a history of public use that is well suited to its new function and capitalises on these inherent characteristics to create a venue with a great sense of style and place.

 

Materials are limited to reclaimed oak, local Doulton stone, white painted plaster and simple black iron fittings to create a very effective backdrop to the complexity, richness and variety of the local produce and cuisine on offer. As the Guardian restaurant critic wrote: “it was as close to a religious experience as this rampant atheist is ever likely to have in a house of the Lord”.