Brother Marcus – Spitalfields

TAG Catering Equipment UK Ltd

Brother Marcus is a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant with existing locations in Angel and Balham, London. By their own confession, it was time to “grow-up” and open their largest restaurant to-date. The chosen location was Spitalfields Market, London.

Founded by three twenty-something friends, it is said when they opened their first café in Balham on such a small budget, they made their own furniture and argued over buying another box of screws. Fast-forward to 2019 and the founders were ready to take the next step, but with no investment, it would be a budget-conscious move.

TAG were briefed to create a more mature restaurant experience for their customers and a space that would be just as at home serving their famous brunch as well as evening meals and their new sharing
plates. The brief included:

  • Create a sense of theatre with cooking in the main restaurant dining space;
  • Optimise the small back-of-house space to create a preparation kitchen;
  • Provide a space-efficient bar that would serve anything from flat-whites to cocktails;
  • Utilise existing restaurant infrastructure, wherever possible;
  • Re-use existing catering equipment where possible;
  • Provide a high calibre design within their tight budget;
  • Ideas/possibilities for further revenue streams.

Client Satisfaction

Tasos Gaitanos, co-owner at Brother Marcus commented:

“The opening of the Spitalfields restaurant was a real leap of faith for Brother Marcus. It was exciting, ambitious and daunting taking on such a large space compared to our previous locations.

“We set TAG quite an interesting brief to create a one-of-a-kind dining experience, on a modest budget, re-using equipment and the existing site layout where possible, but also keeping the ethos of Brother Marcus at its heart.

“TAG responded extremely well, we could not be happier with the design, and flexibility they showed to help us achieve the final result. Their wealth of ideas and small details such as the chef’s table in front of the pizza oven has made a real difference to the experience and didn’t impact the budget.

“We thank Tyron and the team at TAG for helping Brother Marcus come of age and realise our biggest opening to-date in Spitalfields!”.

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