Eximius Projects has completed an installation with critically acclaimed pub, The Gunton Arms, that involved a comprehensive refit of its kitchen refrigeration systems.
The Gunton Arms prides itself as being a pub that serves food, rather than a restaurant dining room, despite having Stuart Tattershall as head chef, who formerly worked with Mark Hix.
Refrigeration is described as a key enabler of a concept that relies on food being served with minimum fuss. “This is not a restaurant: the pool table in the bar helps define us as a pub. What that means for food is that we can be more honest, and maybe less flamboyant – people aren’t expecting a smear of jus on their plate,” explained Tattershall.
Tattershall kept things simple when it came to selecting the catering equipment. “We wanted a high- end kitchen, and I relied on Eximius Projects to supply it – they recommended Precision refrigeration,” he explained.
The Precision fridges and freezers are a mix of counters, including some of the company’s new Space Savers. “I hadn’t used Precision before and I’ve been very impressed. With refrigeration I want to be able to fit and forget. Of course, you need to look after them – in fact, cleaning is very easy on the Precisions. But other than that, you want them to just keep working reliably, which is what these units do,” said Tattershall.
The mix of counters at The Gunton Arms reflects the manufacturer’s objective to offer a choice of depths and sizes that allows kitchen designers to make best use of the site’s available space.
The stainless steel units’ features include iCool intelligent energy-saving controllers and Envirofoam, Precision’s zero ODP, high-performance insulation.
“All the Precision counters hold their temperature very well,” said Tattersall. “They’re well built pieces of kit that aren’t going to let you down. They give us peace of mind,” he concluded.
Precision at The Gunton Arms:
- MCU 211 – 2 door 670 Series counter, capacity 300 litre
- LCU 211 – 2 door 670 series counter freezer, capacity 300 litre
- MCU 311 x 2 – 3 door 670 Series counter, capacity 450 litre
- LPU 150 – 1 door space saving under counter freezer, capacity 150 litre
- HUC 150 – 1 door space saving fridge, capacity 150 litre