Kudu Grill is a new open f ire cooking restaurant discretely housed in an old pub in the heart of Peckham.

Project Name: Kudu Grill
Studio Name: A-nrd studio
Photo credit: Claire Menary

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The restaurant is the fourth venue of Amy Corbin and Patrick Williams – the couple behind the Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant Kudu, cocktail bar Smokey Kudu and art gallery- cum- private dining Curious Kudu.

Long time collaborator A- nrd studio curated the interior design of the venue, paying homage to the timeless charm of prohibition- era steakhouses.

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Stepping through the velvet mulberry drapes, the focal point of the venue is the bustling open kitchen. The deep forest green counter with f luted art deco details and red marble countertop accommodates four high seats for a prime view on the charcoal grill.

The sides of the venue are embellished with 1930 ‘ s inspired sofas seatings in red oak and ice green velvet. These are aligned with bespoke angular mirrors and a row of arched holophane glass lamps bringing an intimate glow to the tables.

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A- nrd studio focussed on a sustainable approach, reusing and repairing the existing building fabric and stripping back unnecessary elements. The concrete and brick walls were left bare, accented only by a tiled niche and the gloss black ceiling moulding  accentuating the existing architecture.

The result is a contemporary interpretation of historical steakhouses where traditional plush materials and decorative detailing fuses with raw, textural f inishes.


A – n r d s t u d i o

A- nrd studio work spans from interior to furniture design with a focus on creating effortless spaces that feel intimate and familiar with as lit tle imposition as possible.

Alessio Nardi founded A- nrd studio in 2015 after working for an array of international talents including Jeff Koons, Peter Saville, Lee Broom and Tord Boontje.

Long time friend and collaborator Lukas Persakovas joined the studio in 2018 after years of experience at top European design studios leading projects such as Tate modern retail space and Galeries Lafayette.

A- nrd studio approach appreciates the important bond between the commercial and conceptual aspects of each project with a focus on sustainability: from valorising

existing features of a space and utilising eco-friendly materials to mixing vintage pieces and supporting skilled artisans that hand make their creations in small batches.

Some of A- nrd studio works include ex Noma chef Santiago Lastra‘ s restaurant KOL and Asma Khan‘ s Darjeeling Express featured in Netflix Chef ‘ s table.

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