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Issue 99 · Crowd Control · November 18, 2013

The Modern British Delicatessen

Issue 99 · Crowd Control · November 18, 2013

Meet London's latest spot in Soho for a quick bite and a G & T: Damson and Co, a modern delicatessen offering British cheeses and charcuterie, as well as a broad-ranging bar with a strict English-only policy when it comes to wine.

The restaurant was designed by Ian Haigh of London interior design company Central Design Studio. Haigh and team focused on a utilitarian aesthetic with the goal of what he describes as "a practical and unfussy atmosphere." For more information, read on and drop by Damson and Co.

Photographs by James Balson for Central Design Studio, first seen on Studio Annetta.

Damson & Co. in Soho, London by Central Design Studio | Remodelista

Above: The restaurant's sign is displayed prominently on a white awning against a windowed exterior painted charcoal gray.

Damson & Co. in Soho, London by Central Design Studio | Remodelista

Above: The bar serves everything from cocktails to fresh juice and Ozone coffee.

Hanging Chalkboard at Damson & Co. in Soho, London by Central Design Studio | Remodelista

Above: Central Design Studio came up with creative ways to hang signage and squeeze in seating at the bar.

Green Juice at Damson & Co. in Soho, London by Central Design Studio | Remodelista

Above: An eye-opening fresh juice served at the bar. Photograph via Tiki Chris.

Damson & Co. in Soho, London by Central Design Studio | Remodelista

Above: Industrial lights with Edison bulbs line up along the bar.

Damson & Co. in Soho, London by Central Design Studio | Remodelista

Above: Short backed benches and small tables are nestled against painted paneled walls lit by metal sconces that match the bar lights.

Menus on S Hooks at Damson & Co. in Soho, London by Central Design Studio | Remodelista

Above: The menu is simply clipped together and hung from an S-hook on rope.

Damson & Co. in Soho, London by Central Design Studio | Remodelista

Above: Hound's tooth upholstery and vintage ceramics for a homey touch.

Charcuterie at Damson & Co. in Soho, London by Central Design Studio | Remodelista

Above: The restaurant specializes in British charcuterie served with local cheeses, produce, and wine, and strives to use organic whenever possible.

Looking for more places to dine in and around London? Look through our London City Guide for a list of our favorites. And while we're on the subject of damson, take a look at Sarah's DIY: Damson Vodka and her report Cocktail on Wheels: The Traveling Gin Company.

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