SoboFish in major refurb ahead of Christmas

Local interior design company supports SoboFish in major refurb ahead of Christmas
Local interior design company supports SoboFish in major refurb ahead of Christmas

KTM Design, a Bournemouth-based interior design company is helping local fish and seafood restaurant SoboFish reinvigorate its dining spaces with a full refurbishment.
SoboFish, located in Southbourne, has been serving up fresh, locally sourced dishes to its community since March 2020. Owner, Matt Betteridge runs the restaurant alongside lifelong friend and Head Chef, Phil Etheridge, with Matt’s two daughters, Megan and Lorena also working as part of the SoboFish team.  
SoboFish’s refurbishment comes as the restaurant gears up for a busy Christmas period, with festive bookings seeing a 70% increase compared to last year.
Matt Betteridge commented: “After only being open one week before lockdown, SoboFish has overcome its fair share of challenges. Our team worked incredibly hard to keep us going during COVID-19, providing home deliveries and collections, as well as overhauling our garden to maximise seating capacity for COVID-restricted dining. As a result of everyone’s efforts, evening bookings have doubled since completing our outdoor dining refurbishments and we’re now proud to be the number one seafood establishment in Bournemouth on TripAdvisor.
“We’ve had an overwhelmingly busy period since fully re-opening and Christmas is set to be even more popular – especially as so many festive celebrations were cancelled in 2020.  We want to welcome the winter season with a fresh new look, giving people the opportunity to enjoy a fantastic dining out experience after missing out last year.”
Katie Thomas, founder of KTM Design commented: “SoboFish is known in the community for its friendly, inviting atmosphere, and high-quality dishes which showcase the very best of the south coast. We wanted to ensure their new design stayed true to these values, while reflecting a fresh, updated image.
“Our design follows a Scandinavian style where we chose warm neutrals, blue tones and soft linen textures to give a warm, welcoming feel with a nod to the natural environment. This is contrasted with coarse accents, such as the fish scale tiles and ropes to bring a strong pattern into the design without being overpowering. Our design centres around the bar in the middle of the restaurant, with its boat-shaped front welcoming and guiding customers into the restaurant. We’ve also designed large feature wall murals which include different sea creatures to leave a bold, lasting impression with customers and make for a truly memorable dining experience.”
Matt Betteridge added: “At SoboFish, we pride ourselves on working with suppliers who are right on our doorstep, so KTM Design was the ideal partner for our refurbishment project. We’re excited to see our vision to life over the coming weeks and share our new look with customers from 1st December.”
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