Tight space and tight deadlines emphasise workflow at the House of Tides

The Grande Cuisine team has supplied a superb Athanor peninsular cook suite for the Michelin-starred House of Tides on the Newcastle Quayside. The installation was completed to an extremely tight deadline.

Grande Cuisine supplied the Athanor suite in partnership with CNG Foodservice Equipment who completed the installation in just three days.

Space in the House of Tides is at a premium so the workflows had to be managed very carefully, a concern, which prompted the selection of the peninsular cook suite from Athanor.

The Athanor peninsular cook suite fitted has four single-zone induction cook plates. These work in combination with two double Plaque Athanor plancha/cook plates to deliver true all-round flexibility. The space underneath the unit is open to one side to accept a mobile refrigerated counter supplied by CNG.

In addition to its functionality, the kitchen had to that look good due to its clear window aspect looking out on Newcastle’s historic Quayside. The kitchen can be viewed by the public passing on the street and on view when entering the restaurant.

Kenny and Abbie Atkinson’s 60-cover restaurant is sited in a beautifully restored Grade I listed 16th century townhouse close to the iconic Tyne Bridge. The building is all stone floors, exposed brickwork and old oak beams. There isn’t a straight line in the place, which presented further challenges for installation.

The Michelin Guide describes the House of Tides as ‘a characterful 16C merchant’s house on the quayside. The ground floor features flagged floors, cast iron pillars and exposed bricks, while upstairs is bright and modern. Accomplished, creative dishes are well-balanced, attractively presented and give a nod to the north – the chef-owner is a local after all!’

For more information on Athanor from Grande Cuisine call 01908 745540