Garden centre’s in-store restaurant beats Harrods to top national design award

A GARDEN centre has beaten Harrods to win a top national design award for its in-store restaurant.

The Van Hage Garden Centre’s eatery at Peterborough Garden Park pipped two Harrods in-store restaurants, Caffe Florian and Frescobaldi, to collect the coveted Retail Week Interiors’ Award for the Best In-Store Restaurant of the Year.

The 50,000 sq ft garden centre, designed by Southampton firm HPW, features a Himalayan coffee bar with a central stone cairn and a cloud of prayer flags.

The restaurant creates atmosphere with growing bamboo screens and mobiles of autumn leaved branches.

Gary Wilburn, HPW director, said: “This is the best recognition we could get for our work offering innovative, simple, attractive and affordable design.


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“We have a passion for the environment and have show how we can minimise impact while creating a successful business. We are delighted to have had our work recognised in this way.”

The garden centre was also highly commended in the Best Edge-of-Town/Out-of-Town Store award category.

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