London Meets Mexico: Dekton Surfaces Chosen for New Kol Restaurant

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The revolutionary ultra-compact surface, Dekton by Cosentino has been specified at the trendy Kol restaurant in Marylebone, London. Opened in October 2020 by former Noma Mexico chef Santiago Lastra, his debut restaurant Kol brings together Mexican cuisine with local British produce, including shellfish from Scotland’s shoreline and foraged ingredients from Kent’s woodlands. Kol offers a set menu of unique, thoughtfully curated dishes with plenty of flavour, such as short rib with quince mole, and squash sorbet with rattlesnake chilli. Designed by A-nrd Studio, Kol’s distinctive open plan layout with its kitchen as the central focus pays homage to Mexico with its warming, vibrant colour palette, while also incorporating a sense of pared back, minimalist Scandinavian design with plenty of wooden elements, straight lines and foliage. Spanning across two levels and five hundred square meters, the restaurant also boasts a mezcal bar on the ground floor, for serving up Mexican cocktails and spirits to guests. Fabricated by LBS Enterprises Ltd, bestselling Dekton Trilium, made from up to 80% of recycled materials, was the surface of choice throughout the restaurant’s kitchen and serving areas. Showcasing a mixture of colours inspired by volcanic rock, Dekton Trilium’s intense and irregular accents of black and grey and its matte finish result in a rich and varied surface design, with an appearance that alters depending on the angle of the light on the surface. “Dekton was always the surface of choice for my new Kol restaurant in Marylebone, London,” says Santiago. “Its technical properties exceed the other options available and there is so much choice when it comes to the look and feel of the surface; it was difficult to choose a colour! We decided that Dekton Trilium was perfect for helping to convey the relaxed yet fun feel that we wanted in the restaurant – plus, we loved the fact that Dekton Trilium is made from 80% recycled materials".