Following the success of his Jamie's Italian restaurant chain in the UK, Jamie Oliver is rolling out a new restaurant brand, Union Jacks. Designed by Black Sheep the restaurant uses the elements of service, food, theatre and ambiance to create a unique dining experience. Personally I love the subtle nod to yesteryear and references to post-war nostalgia, including beralware-inspired plates (that read "stop looking at my bottom" when you turn them over!). Another standout feature of the design is the graphic neon multicoloured 'Union Jacks' sign that sits above a large vintage cinema style menu board. The colour palette combines muted blue, brown, grey and pink with primary brights and pastel hues. These colours are broken by graph paper printed on counter tables, which are accompanied by school chairs. In the downstairs area there antique TV screens that link to cameras in the kitchen so that diners can see the chefs at work - how fab! A mix of colourful and nostalgic elements make this restaurant design a hit in my book. What's inspiring you about the space?
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