Hebburn-based distributor Restaurant Design Associates (RDA) was recently appointed by Levy Leisure to create a new River Cottage Deli kiosk that sits within the grounds of Glyndebourne opera house in Sussex.
RDA’s team worked with the sports and hospitality caterer to build a shipping container kiosk, which was in line with the Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall brand, to serve the public during performances at this year’s Glyndebourne Festival.
The two organisations worked in partnership to create a bespoke solution for Glyndebourne which is designed to complement the existing catering offer and enhances the visitor experience.
From design to installation, the project lasted approximately 6 weeks.
The distributor provided a coffee machine and grinder, with a Marco water boiler on the back counter. An undercounter Foster fridge was used for storage, as well as a chilled multideck for the front counter including CED fabrications and display units for ambient displays of pastries and snacks.
Glyndebourne Opera House was established in 1934 when founder John Christie met soprano Audrey Mildmay. It now delivers performances to some 150,000 people across a summer festival and autumn tour.
Edward Arthur, director of hospitality at Leith’s at Glyndebourne, said: “We took influences and inspiration from the River Cottage brand and incorporated signature pieces such as infused oils and River Cottage recipe books on the back wall.
“The result is an appealing convenient kiosk which serves coffee, pastries and deli sandwiches to complement the excellent dining experiences already on site.”