Giacopazzi’s Fish and Chips, 2022

  • Client Intro

Peter is another longtime client of ours and we love creating magic for him and his thriving businesses. This Eyemouth icon of a chippy needed not just a facelift but a full-scale service layout transformation, as the old service area was going to be enlarged for more efficient service and higher volumes of custom.

  • Scope/Client Brief

This retro themed fish and chips shop suffered from poor kitchen service flow and dated interiors. A large investment had been made in increasing the cooking capacity of the shop and a new all singing, and dancing fryer was going to be installed to increase capacity. We were to reconfigure the layout to get this massive new fryer in and build a new layout and decor around it.

  • Challenges

Ok so there are all sorts of fryers out there but this one was huge! Working with the manufacturer to get the exact size was important as there was quite literally no spare space to get it wrong! Fitting it in gave us the perfect opportunity to solve the service space issue by enlarging the cooking area and creating a completely new customer flow at the front facade of the building.

  • Interior Design Solution

A central front door had to go and make room for the fryer, now positioned so it naturally divided the space into a service and customer ordering area. An old window was replaced by a bi-folding window, which created a perfect take away hatch. The identical window on the opposite side of the original front door made way for a gorgeous pair of glass doors. The new flow changed the dynamic and the output of the venue. This new energy was complimented by completely redesigning the interior finishes, which took the space from the trendy twenties industrial look to a bit more Rick Stine posh seafood fare. I’s imply gorgeous – the bespoke timber slats are the pride of the design, and the seafood themed bespoke vinyl stickers add a sense of fun!