Case Study

Orpington GPO


REF: 19-0374

The Brief

Getting its name GPO from the abbreviation for General Post Office, this newly opened restaurant is located on Orpington High Street opposite the Walnuts shopping centre. Having undergone a complete makeover with its fresh new design and facelift, it still encompasses its original heritage and the restaurant front looks fantastic against the old brick. Being one of the oldest building remaining on the Highstreet, Sam Westlake and Tom Walker have created something truly beautiful.

  • Tick iconHospitality
  • Tick iconOrpington
  • Tick iconBanquette Seating
  • Tick iconFluted Back

Location: Orpington BR6

Commissioned By: Framptons – Sam Westlake and Tom Walker

Interior Design: N/A

The Solution
Leather Bench Cafe Seating | Craftwood

In the heart of the community this new bar and kitchen has everything for the perfect Brunch, lunch and Dinner spot using locally sourced fresh produce, making it a fantastic addition to the highstreet eateries and bars. With experience in opening 3 extremely successful restaurants under the name Framptons Café, Bar and Kitchen, this was set to be another unique project.

Orpington GPO Leather Banquette Seating | Craftwood

The seating created for Orpington GPO needed to be just as stylish and chic as the rest of the interiors. Large pained windows line the walls of the restaurant creating natural light throughout, industrial lighting has been used to create a cool relaxed vibe that encompasses the exposed venting on the ceiling. White painted walls and dark grey/blue ceilings and bar create a beautiful contrasting interior that matches the cladded exterior front.

19 0374 ID4

We used tanned leather on dark stained plinths for our banquette seating that lines the left side wall, fluted back was asked for in the briefing to create a stylish look that matched the freestanding chairs. These were brilliant for this space creating seating for those who like to Dine in comfort and effortless style.


Orpington GPO is taking the high street by storm. Offering everything from Coffee and Cocktails to the classic Sunday roast, in a beautiful laid-back setting with stunning seating to match (if we say so ourselves). Working alongside Sam and Tom on this project was a pleasure, they knew exactly what they wanted to achieve with having experience in this industry already, the seating makes a fantastic addition to Orpington GPO.

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