Having already successfully refurbished 100 Hoxton, the team behind the incredible changes tried their hand at the Islington venue Zilouf's, and have made some palpable improvements that includes an Asian-infused food menu and cocktail list.
Instead of spending extortionate amounts on redesigning the venue, they decided to take a different approach and mainly used recycle materials and vintage furniture to create a truly unique interior space. The bar area was built using old ship pallets, with the bar top made from a ship's deck and old submarine lights whilst the restaurant has used classic cocktail shakers and ice buckets as light fittings, the walls are covered in retro advertising reworked to advertised Zilouf's, 30's mirrors and blown up vintage recipe books.
Not only making aesthetic changes, they have also updated both their food and drinks menu to bring a completely new vibe to the venue. Serving Asian-infused cuisine, expect such dishes as San Choy Bau (spiced beef & lamb mice with baby gem), hand cut steak tartare with poached egg and vegetarian options such as sprouting broccoli with Sichuan soy better and Snake beans.
Drinks wise, expect some fine concoctions from the house mixologists that will include old classics whilst serving a number of exotic variations. Just the beginning of a much bigger plan, they have recently acquired a licence for a third venue in North London, currently an old greasy spoon café that they plan on renovating.