With the world’s 2nd largest wine list, Michelin-starred HIDE Restaurant in London’s Piccadilly, prides itself in offering guests some of the most exciting wines in the world. When the Covid-19 pandemic hit in April 2020, the 3-storey venue started spilling out onto the streets of Piccadilly to adhere to the UK’s ‘outdoor dining only’ restrictions. However, with the local weather often unpredictable – even in summer – the restaurant quickly realized it needed to add outdoor heating to ensure it could offer an environment where guests would feel both safe and comfortable.
“The outdoor heating has allowed us to create an ambiance and an environment where people are happy to stay for a longer period of time,” comments Matthew Mawtus – Restaurant Manager, HIDE Piccadilly.
Surrounded by pampas grass and sheltered from the rain by gazebos, HIDE’s alfresco dining terrace features Bromic’s Tungsten Smart-Heat Portable Gas heaters. With their award-winning matte black silhouette and industry-leading heat output, the Tungsten Portable heaters allowed the restaurant to create an indoors outdoors effect and provide its patrons with a safe and comfortable dining experience, no matter what the UK weather has in store.
“Customer feedback has been very good. Most of my customers that have been to other restaurants have commented that the heaters we have installed are the best that they have seen,” adds Mathus.