Fera, which means “wild” in Latin, is the new signature restaurant in London’s legendary Claridge’s hotel. At first, it did not seem to be a natural fit for the hotel according to renowned British designer, Guy Oliver; however, he managed to create a chic environment by highlighting the history of the restaurant and mirroring it with chef Simon Rogan’s seasonal farm-to-table cuisine.
Oliver considered the hotel’s 1920s – 1930s architecture, which he felt “lacked refinement” compared to the hotel’s Art Deco decor. Featuring a colour palette of warm greys, sage green, walnut and antique brass, the timeless glamour of Fera is perfect complement to beloved hotel.
I love an Art Deco space. As a designer, this would be a dream job! According to Oliver, his biggest design challenge was the open kitchen that was insisted by chef Rogan, something that you typically never see in fine dining establishments.
This restaurant incorporates two of my favourite things ~ Art Deco and a farm-to-dining experience. Now to go to London to experience it…