From the look of it, the Seamark distribution centre, in Manchester’s Miles Platting district, isn’t the obvious place to go for an intimate meal. The elaborate entrance whets the appetite, but it’s not until you ascend the 2 floors into the restaurant proper that it really sinks in.
The interior architect’s intent to transport the visitor to Thailand is clear. But it’s a Thailand with quite a twist. While the central column of Buddha heads that links both stories of the space and Thai art are obvious, the fibre-glass trees that stand in the main dining area and the space-ship pods in the top floor bar area are from another planet entirely.
Photographs: Firefly Lighting Design