Art Deco detailing meets the drinking dens of 1930s Tokyo at Gordon Ramsay’s Lucky Cat.

Photographer credit: Sim Canetty Clarke

Combining Art Deco architectural heritage with opulent Japanese-inspired styling, The Lucky Cat has opened its doors - unveiling an eclectic dining experience for its guests.

The latest major venture for Gordon Ramsay’s Restaurant Group, The Lucky Cat celebrates the spirit of Tokyo’s 1930s ‘Kissa’ Clubs and drinking dens in the historic heart of King Street, Manchester. Diners can share Asian-inspired small plates, sushi and sashimi amongst themselves, as well as choose from an impressive selection of cocktails and fine wines.

ILIV’s luxurious Hampton fabric series in a plush Blackberry colourway was selected for the interior design concept. A collection of sumptuous velvets, the Hampton series is used to upholster the dining chairs, booths, and back seating in the main restaurant.

These inherently fire-retardant velvets are available in fifty-three colours - from neutral shades to statement hues. Suitable for both drapery and upholstery, ILIV’s Hampton collection ensures reliable durability whilst also being inherently stylish.

Photographer credit: Sim Canetty Clarke

Photographer credit: Sim Canetty Clarke

The authentic Asian eatery is located on 100 King Street in the iconic Art Deco Grade II listed building designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and built in 1935; originally the Midland Bank. London-based design agency, Russell Sage Studio - specialists in commercial and hospitality interior design - was the creative force behind this unique project.

Spanning three floors, the restaurant includes distinctive and quirky elements such as private dining in the underground bank vaults, two additional private dining rooms for intimate functions, a bar and mezzanine for drinks, plus the main restaurant on the ground floor.

The building’s soaring arched windows are echoed in the intricate Art Deco architectural detailing and lighting of the bar and dining areas. In contrast to the high ceilings and airy feel of the interior, the use of lavish textiles and contemporary lighting bring a cosy, intimate feel to the banquettes, drinking areas and opulent dining vaults.