Hide is a new 13,500 square feet, dramatic three-level, Michelin star restaurant and bar situated in Piccadilly, London. Our specialist in-house installation teams expertly applied SonaSpray fcx in two bespoke whites to feature curved ceilings on both the ground and first floors of the restaurant to create a relaxed and enjoyable dining experience for its guests.
Taking noise off the menu with our architectural acoustic finishes
Noise in restaurants
Hard flat surfaces, such as timber floors, tables, and large plastered walls, all of which are commonly found in restaurants, will contribute to poor restaurant acoustics. These hard surfaces reflect sound and therefore increase and amplify noise levels within the restaurant. It’s a downward spiral that you may have noticed yourself at some point in a restaurant, bar or club. When you are eating in a noisy restaurant, or drinking in a busy bar, you speak up in order to be heard by the staff and the people you are with. The problem is that everyone does this, and before you know it, the venue is uncomfortably loud and it completely spoils the atmosphere and experience.
We have a wide range of acoustic decorative solutions on offer, which come in a variety of colours, so we can guarantee one will be ideal for soundproofing your restaurant. (Pictured right) Our SonaSpray fcx acoustic spray applied in Michelin star HIDE restaurant and bar in Piccadilly, London.
Oscar Acoustics in Evening Standard with Yotam Ottolenghi
Oscar Acoustics are very proud to have been mentioned in the Evening Standard, for the superb acoustic result achieved in the beautiful restaurant NOPI by using our exceptionally smooth Oscar Elite acoustic plaster.
Oscar Acoustics have been working very closely with Ottolenghi over the years, as they know the vital importance of getting their restaurant acoustics right. To date they currently have a SonaSpray acoustic spray ceiling in Ottolenghi Spitalfields, an Oscar Elite acoustic plaster ceiling in Nopi, Warwick Street, and most recently an Oscar Elite acoustic plaster ceiling in the beautiful new restaurant Rovi in Fitzrovia, London.
What to expect
We understand that each restaurant is unique and different, which is why we tailor all of our acoustic solutions to each individual restaurant. Generally, we’ll use one of our soundproofing products, such as our Oscars Iso-Mount. This will be combined with one of our decorative acoustic finishes, such as one of our SonaSpray, acoustic spray ranges or Oscar Elite acoustic plaster.
“The results are simply awesome! It's created a totally different dining environment to what it was before. Speech and music are clear and all background clutter noise has gone. The restaurant feels comfortable and somehow warmer and cosier now.”
Comments from Black Tiles Restaurant owner Tim Yeo, (as featured on BBC Radio Four - architectural acoustics report.)
Our restaurant installations
Please take a look at some of the restaurants where we have installed our acoustic solutions below. These have helped to improve the restaurant acoustics and reduce the uncomfortable noise levels for customers and staff alike.
Restaurant acoustics Installations
Ottolenghi have always taken soundproofing within their restaurants very seriously to ensure that their diners have the best experience possible. To date they currently have a SonaSpray acoustic spray ceiling in Ottolenghi Spitalfields, an Oscar Elite acoustic plaster ceiling in Nopi, Warwick Street, and most recently an Oscar Elite acoustic plaster ceiling in the beautiful new restaurant Rovi in Fitzrovia, London.
Our Oscar Elite smooth acoustic plaster was spray applied to the ceiling in the stylish Holborn Dining room at the Rosewood Hotel, London. This synthetic acoustic plaster absorbs sound energy instead of reflecting it, reducing reverberation times and overall noise levels for perfect restaurant acoustics.
SonaSpray fcx acoustic plaster applied to ceiling in the seriously stylish Scarfes Bar in the Rosewood Hotel, Holborn to control reverberation. It was then painted to create a stunning velvet effect.
Architects Macaulay Sinclair specified Oscar Acoustic's SonaSpray FCX finish onto plasterboard at 12mm thick for the ceilings in the famous Dishoom restaurant in the heart of Kensington, London.
For this exquisite dining room, the restaurant and bar acoustics had to be dealt with using cutting edge acoustic plaster technology so as to not compromise any of the design brief. Martin Brudnizki Design Studio wanted to redesign Fortnum & Mason’s original Fountain Restaurant with a design that fused the glamour of contemporary London with the heritage of the truly iconic department store.
SonaSpray K-13 in black applied to the soffit at the Byron Burger restaurant in Piccadilly Garden, Manchester to control reverberation and refurbish the old ceiling.
When designing Nopi, the owner Noam Bar had a clear vision: plaster smooth ceilings, painted brick and tiled walls, hard table tops and marble floors; poor restaurant acoustics were a certainty.
Oscar Acoustics K-13 Special acoustic ceiling spray was applied for Du Boulay Contracts in white to control reverberation and decorate the existing rib deck at the Le Pain Quotidien Restaurant in Monument, London.