Popular eatery re-opens after major refurbishment / by AMRIT NARU

A popular bistro and cafe in the heart of Middlesbrough’s independent shopping quarter has re-opened following a major refurbishment. With help from Naru and Ross Architects, the new-look Baker Street Kitchen is now open after a major interior makeover.

 Image credit: client

Image credit: client

On the corner of Baker Street and Albert Road in Middlesbrough, the single storey restaurant has undergone a Scandi-rustic style transformation, as well as a new layout to the seating, service and washroom areas.

 Image credit: client

Image credit: client

Improvements to the main eating areas include banquet-style curved booths in bordeaux upholstery; timber cladding in rustic tones; high and low level loose bistro-style seating in complementary colourways; feature service counters and herringbone plank-style flooring. Indoor planting and hanging greenery have also been introduced to soften the overall look and create a roof-top terrace feel.

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Although there was nothing drastically wrong with the former interior, it lacked personality, felt cold to look at and echoed as the acoustics weren’t that great.

We wanted to give the interior a fresh modern look, whilst maximising the natural light and creating a more cosy and intimate atmosphere.
— Carl Ross, Director, Naru and Ross Architects
 Image credit: contractor

Image credit: contractor

As well as breathing new life into the interior, Baker Street Kitchen has extending its opening hours to capitalise on Middlesbrough’s thriving dining scene.

As well as the busy daytime trade, serving favourites such as homemade cakes, cookies, soups, breakfasts, daily specials, coffee and food to go, the restaurant is now open during the evenings and on Sundays to offer bistro and a la carte menus, overseen by a new head chef.

Baker Street Kitchen can be found at: Victoria House, 159 Albert Road, Middlesbrough TS1 2PX. It is open from 8am until 7pm from Monday to Thursday, until 9pm on Friday and Saturday and from 10am until 4pm on Sunday.