Cubitts transforms former jellied-eel restaurant into eyewear store

Occupying the 124 sqm former traditional F Cooke restaurant on London’s Broadway Market, eyewear brand Cubitts preserves and draws on the original 1930s interior.

F Cooke’s marble tables were given new legs made from stained birch plywood and now hold eyewear display cases in a sunny hue that matches the original wall tiles.


The original stained glass windows and food counter have been retained while a repair station for glasses fills the window facing the street. Pale yellow tiles bordered by bands of contrasting blue and turquoise tiles decorate the walls. These are part of the original interior that was modernised in 1930, and after a deep clean have been given a new lease of life.


In the main showroom of the two-storey store, the original restaurant mirrors have also been retained, with only one removed to create a display case and sales point. Downstairs the original space was dark and hadn’t been furnished to the same level as the upstairs space, providing an opportunity to bring flavour of upstairs to the lower level, including a punchy orange staircase.


Source | Dezeen


Megan Powers

7th June 2023