Alongside catering contractors, PKL Group, Losberger De Boer has built the pop-up Pavilion Café at Belton House in Lincolnshire, as part of a year-long renovation project.
The new visitor restaurant forms part of the National Trust’s year-round project to conserve the 17th century stables and coach house at Belton House which currently houses the onsite restaurant.
The Belton House stables are one of only 21 stables in the country with Grade 1 listed status. As part of the rehabilitation project, repairs will be made to the building and the existing restaurant will receive a significant upgrade.
Meanwhile, visitors will be able to have their traditional cream tea at the Pavilion Café which has been constructed using Losberger De Boer’s Alu Hall. Catering contractors, PKL Group, has provided the temporary kitchen facilities.
The Pavilion Café includes over 200 square metres of catering space and features a wall-to-wall glass front, providing guests with an extended view of the house and gardens built for young Sir John Brownlow in 1680s. In the summer, an outdoor eating terrace and picnic area will also be added.
“Our new temporary restaurant was inspired by the Brownlows’ legendary Victorian garden parties held at Belton. On the front lawn and overlooking the house, the Pavilion Café is the perfect setting for a quintessential afternoon tea,” says Emma Lockwood, Project Manager, the National Trust.
Olivia Beaumont, Losberger De Boer Sales Manager - Events, added:
“Building alongside an historic setting like Belton House always poses some interesting project challenges. Our construction team took great care in erecting the Pavilion Café next to the 17th century house and transporting all the structural components through Belton’s historic gates, the site’s only entrance.”
“As the grounds at Belton House flourish, guests will experience that garden party feeling at the Pavilion Café. And if the weather’s a bit drizzly, they’ll still be able to enjoy the majestic view of the house and park in warm and dry surroundings.”
The Pavilion Café will be open to visitors throughout 2018 and guests can find out the latest on the rehabilitation project on the National Trust website.