Michelin restaurant fits Nobel system in its refurbished kitchen
After what it describes as an “exciting refurbishment”, The Quilon restaurant is open to once again serve its traditional home-style South West coastal Indian cuisine. The new design is intended to reflect Quilon’s cultural origins as well as its position as one of the leading Michelin starred restaurants in London. Overlooking the prestigious Buckingham Gate Road, the restaurant provides a fantastic ambiance for its diners as well as a more private booth for those wishing for a truly intimate dining experience.
And the refurbishment programme didn’t stop at front of house. The Quilon restaurant kitchen has also been updated with the owners extending the desire to provide beautiful aesthetics with functionality and safety within the hectic kitchen environment. Only the finest equipment has been included in the refurbishment with a Halton vented ceiling being fitted in the ‘private dining’ basement kitchen.
Fire suppression has been provided by Nobel Fire Systems, the only system that was able to meet the aesthetic, functional and complete safety remit given by the restaurant.
To ensure full fire protection to critical appliances, canopy and ductwork, Britain’s leading fire suppression company, Nobel Fire Systems has fitted its ‘K-Series’ system in this extremely busy kitchen. ‘K-Series’ meets all fire suppression requirements and at the same time complies with the important aesthetic qualities required by the owners with no pipework to be boxed in or nozzles protruding through the vented ceiling.
Ben Parker, Commercial Director of Nobel Fire Systems commented, “We worked closely with both Commercial Catering Contracts Ltd and with Halton on this project and it’s proved to be yet another ground breaking and prestigious project. We all know that in the catering industry none of us can afford to be complacent when it comes to fire risk and safety issues because of the potentially devastating consequences”.
Nobel’s ‘K-Series’ fire protection systems are engineered to meet the specific individual requirements of the kitchen being protected. The systems are electronically controlled with no mechanical moving parts. Installations comprise of one or a number of stainless steel cylinders, each containing a highly effective F class wet chemical liquid designed specifically for fast flame knock down and fire suppression. The low, near neutral pH value of the liquids ensures that there is no damage to the commercial kitchen appliances, and as a direct consequence of the efficiency of ‘K-Series’ in limiting the volume of liquid required to control the situation, there is minimal clean-up requirements following discharge.
In addition to this, ‘K-Series’ is the only system on the market that takes into consideration the risk beyond the entrance to the duct. Only the ‘K-Series’ provides fire risk cover from the last nozzle at the extract plenum downstream along the entire length of the ductwork to the extract fan and/or point of extract to the external environment.
The Nobel ‘K-Series’ has also been installed in many of the UK’s leading hotel and catering establishments including Jamie Oliver, Nando’s, Rick Stein, the Sir Christopher Wren Hotel, Boodle’s, the Courthouse Hotel and other leading brands.