Equus designed by SHH

August 27, 2013

For client Levy Restaurants, SHH re-branded and refurbished the hospitality area at Sandown Park Racecourse, creating ‘Equus’: a buzzing new high-quality bar and restaurant. The space needed finesse at every level to achieve an overall champagne bar feel and also had to be flexible enough to attract premium quality events and conferences on non-race days.


Bar Area by Entrance

High material quality (from leather saddle-stitching details on the front of the bar to the carrera marble bartop), along with subtle branding and signage, communicate upmarket intent from the moment race-goers arrive. The board of trustees said the new design had made ‘a remarkable difference’ and given the space a ‘west end feel’, which perfectly hit the target of creating the look and atmosphere of a standalone bar/restaurant.

Bar brick wall tiling detail

Equus Staff

Staff preparing for service

Looking back towards the bar

Ceiling lights detail

Lights over table

Private dining area to left of main space

Windows along one  elevation with views  onto racecourse

Voiles surround columns in – dark carpeted area

Waiter stations behind voiles

waiter stations in covered mode

Private dining booth

Bar seating area

Bar area wall lights

Equus menu

Equus identity


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