‘Premier Hospitality in Covent Garden’s Caravan’

Caravan, a popular restaurant chain, has opened its largest venue to date in a stunning new location in Covent Garden. The 19th-century grain store has been transformed into a Pacific coastline-inspired space, reflecting Caravan’s New Zealand roots.

The interior design, created by Caravan Co-Founder Laura Harper-Hinton in collaboration with interior design studio Other Side, features sandy, weathered finishes reminiscent of New Zealand. The use of greenery and organic materials such as hemp and stone connects the outside with the inside, while the abundance of natural light flooding in through the shopfront adds to the ambiance.

The building’s industrial heritage as a grain store and metal foundry was a key inspiration for the design. Original brick, render, steelwork, and metal frames have been left exposed, showcasing the building’s natural character. The color palette of yellow, mustard, and earthy tones echoes the Pacific landscape.

The ground floor restaurant is adorned with coastal planting, creating a textured, organic atmosphere. A feature planter wall divides the space, and a mix of terracotta and concrete potted plants adds height and dimension. The ground floor also boasts an impressive 8-meter-long bar made of dark Belgian Blue limestone and compressed hemp panels.

Downstairs, The Green Room offers a different experience with its cocktail bar and vintage music hall. Designed as a cozy escape from the bustling streets of Covent Garden, the space features curved walls washed with textured green paint, ceramic wall lights, and hanging plants.

Laura Harper Hinton, Caravan Co-Founder and CEO, emphasizes the importance of showcasing the heritage and character of each building in their design approach. By drawing inspiration from the Pacific Coastline, Caravan was able to use a rich array of materials and color schemes, creating a unique and sustainable space.