Design showcase: The Crown at Chiswick

Harcourt Inns has opened its fourth venue, The Crown in Chiswick. The restaurant offers a sprawling bar and dining rooms wrapped around an internal courtyard, plus an intimate private dining room.

Interiors at the 17th century building – previously a police station and stables – are by Liana Braune, found of Zaffera.London. The historic jail cells have been turned into a visible wine cellar, while internal volumes have been broken up to accommodate a variety of purposes with the courtyard at the centre.

A horseshoe-shaped tiled bar, with overhanging globe lamps, greets guests as they enter. The dining room features floor-to-ceiling steel-framed windows to maximise natural light levels. Banquette seating lines the walls, which feature an eclectic mix of artworks.

Food is from award-winning chef Henry Harris and Daniele Zaffora, with the menu featuring signature classics with Mediterranean touches.

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