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Zizzi Worcester

High Street
Corner of Dean Street
Worcester

Designers

Dover Design Associates
Tel: +44 (0)20 7272 9414
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Project Information

Located at the junction where the High Street meets Dean Street the Grade ll three storey listed building could not have been located in a more prominent position sitting directly opposite Worcester Cathedral and is very much a local landmark.

The most difficult aspects of the fit-out were working within the constraints of the existing Grade II listed building. The original Elm and English Oak floors were carefully restored throughout, as well as retaining or replacing the original fire places, and other Georgian references such as original panel doors and architraves.

The concept, as always with the Zizzi brand, incorporates the best of the history of the locality. This includes links to the Cathedral, the famous composer Edward Elgar, whose Father owned a sheet music and instruments shop in the town, as well as nods to industries from years gone by, including the famous Worcester Porcelain, what is claimed to be the oldest newspaper in the world, Berrow's Worcester Journal and the Glove manufacturers that had operated until the late 20th Century.

The outcome is a restaurant that fully embraces the historical fabric of the building, and makes the most of such features as the individual rooms on the ground floor. The link between old and modern so evident in the building and the recent modern extension continues in the concept, with links to the Cathedral resulting in contemporary full height tree installations, and a Cathedral Reading Room turned through 90 degrees.
The links to Elgar and Worcester Porcelain are reflected in the bar and piano rooms to the front of the unit, with sheet music contained within the tables and illustrations on the entrance lobbies and walls. Continuing up stairs the glove manufacturers timber hands point your way up to the toilets and privates dining room, both of which continue with musical references, including the illustrations by James Grover and Elanor Percival.

The Result
Another successful addition to the Zizzi brand, the restaurant was immediately adopted by the City and has already become one of the most popular Italian restaurants in town.

Photography By Ian Round/Structured Images