The Folio Kitchen, Cambridge


Located within The Fellows House Cambridge, this restaurant comprises an indoor conservatory-style space and a courtyard garden with an outdoor dining terrace and snug. It was designed to attract both locals and guests with its harmonious combination of sophisticated and crafted elements, a hint of college dining hall overlooking a private quad and an ambience which is both informal and refined.

The Folio Kitchen brings together the contemporary and classic within a fresh and inviting colour palette that includes accents of Cambridge Blue and ochre orange. Calacatta marble is an elegant counterpoint to traditional millwork as well as the black and white floor tiles, which are a nod to historic Cambridge.

Fittingly, there are several references to Cambridge alumni, each one translated into a unique artwork. Along the length of one wall, a romantic poem written nearly 100 years ago by a Chinese student becomes a collection of framed love notes to Cambridge, modern typography portraits celebrate fellows who, in their different ways, have challenged our perception of space, and over the fireplace, a portrait of Sir Michael Foster looks down, much as he might have done when he was Fellow of Trinity College.