Case Study: Suchef, St Paul’s

Case Study: Suchef, St Paul’s
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Beginning in July 2014 we completed the interior for several branches of Suchef – an exciting new eatery concept in London based on sous vide cooking. The first branch was located at Dean’s Court in St Paul’s.

Suchef St Paul's exterior

The Client

Suchef, developed by Aroma Food Group, is based on sous vide cooking, in which food is vacuum-sealed then cooked in a water bath. Suchef’s aim is to deliver a healthy menu in a casual yet professional environment – ideal for workers in the City seeking somewhere innovative and exciting for lunch!

Our Role

We were appointed the main interior fit-out contractor for this project. Using the initial designs and brand identity created by I-AM Design, we produced detailed working drawings for a fully-functioning interior that came within the client’s budget.

We then undertook the complete fit-out, working with Project Managers at Mailen Design and utilising several companies who provided specialist bespoke products. The premises were transformed from an empty shell through to a finished eatery ready to open to the public.

Suchef interior


We manufactured many items for the interior in our workshops: bespoke counters, seating and tables, retail shelving, display units and decorative screens. We incorporated a wide range of materials from HI-MACS® solid surface to copper, hardwoods and specialist glasses.

Suchef St Paul's counter

We also worked with Modo Kitchen Design to fabricate HI-MACS® tops for a bespoke central island and beverages counter.

Other unusual features in the interior included a striking back-illuminated canvas ceiling imported from Spain, and digital menu boards created by Eclipse.

Suchef counter and ceiling


Suchef’s first branch had a very successful launch at the end of July, with over 300 customers visiting on the first morning. We fitted out another two branches shortly afterwards – at Cowcross St in Farringdon and at City Road, near Old Street. The company has plans to open another ten branches during 2015.

“We were delighted to be the main contractor for Suchef’s first premises. With a new company like Suchef it’s always exciting to be involved right from the start, working with them at an early stage. We like to feel part of a team, listening to a client’s needs and helping to bring a new brand to life. We’ve continued to work with Suchef as they expand, and we wish them continued success in the future.”

Gary Smith, MD, GS Contracts

More Information

Find out more about Suchef on their website at You can also follow Suchef on Twitter: @sealedinflavour

Address: 5 Dean’s Court, St Paul’s, London EC4V 5AA  Opening times: Mon-Fri 11am-3pm

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