Charlton House revamps restaurant at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

04 August 2009
Charlton House revamps restaurant at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Boathouse No 7, the public restaurant and bar at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, has reopened its doors following a £140,000 revamp commissioned by on-site caterers Charlton House.

The caterer brought in design company Front Design to update the 250-seater restaurant after they were awarded a five-year contract worth £8m in April to manage the catering operation at the Historic Dockyard.

Dave Davies of Front Design, said: "Once all of the design concepts, plans, branding and costs had been agreed, we allowed ourselves six working days on-site to achieve the refurbishment, which we delivered without any complications."

Front design repositioned and replaced the old service counters; replaced the furniture with a structured arrangement of chairs and tables to maximise the available space and introduced a palette of colours to complement the historic building. Lighting was also key, to accommodate both daytime and evening events.

Charlton House also manages Action Stations Cafe in Boathouse 6 and a Costa Coffee outlet in the main ticketing office at the Historic Dockyard.

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By Janie Stamford

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