Tootoomoo Crouch End: Before and After Video

We are a huge fan of our Tootoomoo Crouch End Design and this little before and after video gives you a flavour of what we were working with.


Check out the video here



To see find out more, go to our Tootoomoo Crouch End Project page.



Restaurant & Bar Design Awards

We were absolutely thrilled to learn this week that our Tootoomoo Restuarant Design has been shortlisted in the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards 2016. 

Listed in the fast/casual category, we are beyond honoured to be nominated alongside such prestigious Designers and beautiful spaces. 

The restaurant based in London’s Crouch End is a Pan Asian style fast food and bar space with design features drawing on traditional Asian design balanced with a cool, modern edge. 


About the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards

The Restaurant & Bar Design Awards is an Internationally recognised competition dedicated to the design of spaces in the bar and restaurant industry. This shortlist includes some incredible spaces including everything from Michelin starred dining spaces to a host of clever pop-ups in exciting locations.

The awards have received over 5000 entries from the UK and 70 other countries in their eight year existence and they attract the world’s top Designers, Hospitality Professionals, Chefs and Judges. Recent names include Zaha Hadid, Tom Dixon, Foster & Partners, Kengo Kuma, Stephen Alden, Gordon Ramsay, Alberto Alessi, Thomas Heatherwick and many more.

The 2016 Awards ceremony will be held at the Old Truman Brewery in London on the 29th September 2016.



Tootoomoo Crouch End

A whirlwind of activity at Crouch End has seen the start of our Tootoomoo restaurant transformation.  This beloved venue is getting a face lift while heroically staying open (customers, we apologise!)

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The artistic industrial grunge has had its time and served Tootomoo well, establishing the restaurant as a casual, fun, and friendly location to enjoy the fantastic Pan Asian food they are renowned for. Now we take a step towards a more polished, but equally as charming and eclectic, Tootoomoo vision.





Above: Previous industrial-style shelving and the Tootoomoo Crouch End spray paint mural by street artist Milo Tchais, completed in 2012.


The bright colour tones are to be pared back to rich reds, deep teals and warm walnut. Vibrancy is added with pattern tiles like the blue Vives Guell ( and the black and white Bertie tile (tons of tiles). For a touch of the bizarre we’ve switched up the angle of the tiles in the back nook, continuing them up the wall for full effect.





A few tweaks happening here to get it just right!


We’ve also brought the outdoors in and added extra contrast with bright, lush bamboo foliage and Madagascar palms behind the banquette seats.



Our materials are starting to shine through too with the brass table legs getting installed on site today! The white marble tops are to follow for the completed look in our Little T front bar area.


All coming together now.



We’re very much looking forward to seeing our work completed in the new year, and we hope you are too!






London Restaurant Design Progress – Tootoomoo

Construction in our London restaurant design – Tootoomoo is coming along well. Opening date is the 19th of May so busy weekends ahead for the contractors on site! We have been over and back on site visits quite a bit recently to check on everything and we are delighted with the progress.

Shopfront design being fit on site
London Restaurant Tootoomoo new shop front being fitted on site

A lot of inspiration was  taken from the Singapore shop house style with reference to the panelling and shutter details that they are known for. We especially noted this style with the design of the shop front. Whetstone is a busy area and we wanted to entice people into the restaurant as much as possible with a clean view in from the street.

A lot of the joinery, caging and banquet seating was constructed in our Irish workshop and shipped over in the last week so the whole restaurant space is now taking shape!

Caging and bespoke bar detailing
Main bar and overhead caging being fit on site

As Tootoomoo is an existing restaurant brand, our main design challenge has been to refine the existing branding and overall brand message and create a restaurant design that still reflects their existing style but also brings something new and provides an enjoyable restaurant to their new and growing client base.  Tootoomoo is a lighthearted, colourful and playful brand with a strong emphasis on authentic Pan Asian street food. We took this on board with our colour palette, choice of materials and finishes and overall design style. Authentic ethnicity was a key concept of ours; we wanted to reference Asia and the Pan Asian culture but also take on board the London location. The main thing was to merge the two ideas well. Tootoomoo was first conceptualised and created by Jennings Design Studio, who went on to design the first restaurant in Crouch End.

Mixing patterned and monochrome tiles
Patterned tiles but against angled monochrome tiles at restaurant entrance


Distressed printed panelling
Distressed printed panelling adds colour and texture to the walls.
Patterned tiled walkway
Ribboning tiled walkway lead you from entrance into main dining area
New London restaurant design …

Say helloo to TooTooMoo…
Tootoomoo is one of our latest restaurant design jobs in London. Tootoomoo is a London based super healthy Pan Asian restaurant which is currently expanding their take away’s and restaurants around London. It is an exciting one for us. Tootoomoo was first conceptualised and created by Jennings Design Studio, who went on to design the first restaurant in Crouch End. We are developing the existing identity and interior style to adapt to the new location and brand development. Currently on site, we recently took a short trip to Whetstone, London to have a look and see how progress is getting on. It’s still very early days but changes are happening which is always exciting.

site 2

The site has been stripped out and first fix electrical is underway. We had our big strong men at hand to put the kitchen extraction system up and with deliveries arriving on site everyday things are moving along nicely.

site 1


site 3

Elsewhere off site, we made time to take a road trip to visit the workshop, where our design for the London restaurant design is taking shape! We love to see where all the magic happens and were not disappointed by seeing the busy workshop in action. We were fascinated by everything around us especially the large scale printing onto different materials. We also couldn’t keep our hands off the printed tiles or the louvered doors… We really cannot wait to see these beautiful items arrive on site.

 Steel Caging

Metal caging

 Distressed Wooden Paneling

printed panels

The Cocktail Bar is taking shape!

cocktail bar

Our patterns coming to life on mirror..


Inspiration, new methods of construction and design possibilities ran away with us on the drive home!  Keep your eyes peeled, the trucks are being loaded up to move it all over to London… Next stage installation..