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Old Bengal Warehouse

D&D London

Built in 1771, Old Bengal Warehouse was the first of the British East India Company’s storehouses on the Thames. Stuffed brim-full with spice, wine, silk and cigars, Poet Laureate John Masefield once remarked that it held “the wealth of the world and London’s power”.

We helped D&D London revive the dilapidated Warehouse, creating identities for four new venues inside the space: a wine shop, a bar, and two restaurants.

For New Street Wine Shop, we devised a helpful colour-coded wine tasting guide that makes good on the Shop’s promise of taking the pomp out of plonk. The Old Bengal Bar’s identity is inspired by the building’s seafaring history: the logo is based on an old shipping flag, and on the walls hang portraits of old sea captains.

New Street Grill is a steakhouse with a grown-up, sultry feel, right through to the embossed leather-bound menus. For Fish Market, a more informal seafood restaurant, we used charming, seaside-inspired illustrations.