Pacific had to refurbish to an extremely tight deadline and budget a well loved family diner for Mitchells Butlers plc, the UK’s leading operators of pubs and restaurants.
The Harvester in Livingston is a restaurant that had a life as a diner with a different name prior to being acquired by M&B. As a Tony Roma’s, however, it had served its purpose – and a new future beckoned under the Harvester brand. Furthermore the clients had earmarked the Livingston restaurant to be one of the first to be fettled with the new Harvester family-friendly decor.
Extensive knowledge of the restaurant and retail scene was key as Pacific drew on their vast experience of delivering to deadline and to budget. The project was handed over to M&B at the end of November 2014.
The project – with a price tag of about £300,000 – involved an extensive strip-out and refit, with the usual attention being paid to detail, as per most M&B contracts. Flooring, ceilings, bars, partitions, tiling, doors, stairs, balustrades and other fixtures and fittings were replaced over the six-week duration of the works, during which the restaurant closed.
The end result is an appealing, fresh, family-friendly diner which doffs a cap to traditional values and speaks of an appreciation of natural produce and an understanding of the need for harmony and sustainability between diner and food source. Situated in a busy town centre location, the Harvester appeals to a wide range of customers seeking not just a place to eat but a dining environment to enjoy and remember.