Smokey Kudu Cocktail Bar Under the Arches of Queens Road Station

Smokey Kudu Cocktail Bar Under the Arches of Queens Road Station

Project: Smokey Kudu Cocktail Bar
Interior Design: Alessio Nardi / A-nrd
Location: London, United Kingdom
Year 2020
Photo Credits: Claire Menary

Amy Corbin and Patrick Williams – the couple behind hit Peckham restaurant Kudu – opens a chic cocktail bar under the arches by Queens Road station called Smokey Kudu. Their menu includes 15 different cocktails with subtle South African influences, a few snacks such as biltong, and premium exotic liquors.

Cocktail Bar Under the Arches of Queens Road Station

Long time collaborator A-nrd studio has curated the interior design of the venue.

Cocktail Bar Under the Arches of Queens Road Station

Sleek and intimate, Smokey Kudu revolves around a central horseshoe bar with a sky-high back bar set against an arched mirror geometrically framed with dark oak wood.

Cocktail Bar Under the Arches of Queens Road Station

The bar design draws inspiration from early 20th-century continental train station cafes featuring a brass over-head with glistering glass display and an Italian rose stone countertop with scallop edge in contrasting marbles.

Smokey Kudu Cocktail Bar Under the Arches of Queens Road Station

Green velvet booths with deep burgundy marble-topped tables are set against burnt umber walls humbly showing the textures of old bricks and arched metal structures. Low tinted mirrors and hand-glazed tiles in a diamond configuration are adding a sparkle to the cosy seating area.

Smokey Kudu Cocktail Bar Under the Arches of Queens Road Station

To complete the look an almost 2-metre high Murano glass chandelier, hand sourced in the Venice region is hanging in the centre of the arch glaring a warm light to the venue.

Cocktail Bar Under the Arches of Queens Road Station

Smokey Kudu Cocktail Bar Under the Arches of Queens Road Station

Smokey Kudu Cocktail Bar Under the Arches of Queens Road Station

Smokey Kudu Cocktail Bar Under the Arches of Queens Road Station

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