Surfaces specialist Versital has been specified in Chaophraya, a contemporary Thai restaurant in Newcastle.
The restaurant has recently undergone a £1.55 million transformation that offers a blend of contemporary Thai cuisine in unique surroundings. Versital supplied a three metre feature worktop and panels for the bar to meet the brief of ‘classic elegance’.
The restaurant, based in Eldon Square near Grey’s Monument, offers modern Thai dishes and authentic surroundings with items sourced from Thailand on display. Chaophraya’s business manager, Simon Wright said: “While it is indeed delicious, Thai food can be messy and therefore prone to staining. We needed a practical solution for our new restaurant that would project an opulent and authentic look, while still being fit for purpose and keep looking as good as new for a long time.
“Versital’s bespoke faux marble means we now have the best of both worlds for our restaurant – a beautiful, premium marble bar and ‘pass’, without the drawbacks of the naturally porous material.”
Versital’s 100% non-porous stone resin panels, bar tops and table tops are made to measure and are available in over 90 colours and finishes such as marble, granite, sparkle and high gloss. “There are so many benefits of opting for cultured marble within the hospitality environment,” says Gemma Stockberger, head or marketing and sales for Versital UK. “Not only is it stain proof, non-porous and easy to clean, it can also designed to a completely bespoke dimensions, shapes and sizes.
“Faux marble has been known to last for more than 30 years in the restaurant environment. We are delighted with the final result for Chaophraya.”
Picture shows: The Versital faux, cultured marble bar and matching panels in ‘Arabesque’ were specified in the Newcastle project