An ode to nature and craft in the heart of Mayfair
Positioned in the heart of Mayfair in what had been historically on the cusp of the city and countryside, 20 Berkeley offers a refined and timeless interior. Taking its aesthetic cues from an imagined Mayfair home, Pirajean Lees created a sequence of intimate dining rooms inspired by those traditionally found in a home, such as the drawing room, pantry and orangery.
Aligned with the restaurant’s ethos, nature and craft remain at the very heart of the project. A philosophy reflected in the design of the space, interiors, lighting and furniture, taking inspiration from the Arts and Crafts movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
"A unique restaurant in Mayfair, aligned with its neighbourhood, but that goes against the tide of what's expected"
A focus on bespoke pieces showcases a subtle decadence. Standout features include exquisite decorative stained-glass windows made in North London studios. Joinery is key throughout – bespoke panelling and ceilings, highly polished, handcrafted dining tables. Banquette seating nestled into bay windows or facing the chef’s island in the pantry.
There are little surprises everywhere. Crafted Derbyshire tiles embedded with fossils and ammonite embellish the antique mirrored columns in the drawing room, while in the Orangery features handmade floor tiles crafted with mixed clay. The music room showcases a bespoke record player and a steel fireplace for warming up cooler days
PIRAJEAN LEES SCOPE
Full Interior design scheme
Coordination of M&E into the design
Layouts, room distribution, circulation
Bespoke finishes and joinery
Bespoke furniture design
Bespoke decorative lighting
Photographers: Polly Tootal,
Benjamin Mc Mahon