Browns Brasserie & Bar | Bristol

When a Heritage Library Building Turns into a Bar

DC has worked with Browns, a premium brand under the Mitchell & Butlers group, to create a new interior design concept now being implemented across the UK. Browns Bristol is an ideal location to showcase the design, set in the unique surrounds of what was the Bristol Library and Philosophical Institution. The DC team implemented a beautifully elegant and whimsical aesthetic, taking care to maintain the listed building’s original architectural features.

A range of dining configurations has been created throughout the generous site, with clever zoning and levels to break up the space. Particular attention was given to the dazzling bar area, creating a central focus to draw in the local university crowds.

DC was the finalist for ‘The Best Restaurant or Bar in a heritage building‘ by Restaurant & Bar Design Awards.

Our solution partners were Inside Out Contracts for the furniture and Timorous Beasties for the bespoke wallpaper

Photography by GG Archard

Browns Bristol Design Clarity