Established in 1964, Daphne’s is a neighbourhood restaurant serving authentic Italian food.
Redesigned by MBDS in 2014, the restaurant retains the effortless charm and natural warmth so synonymous with Italian culture whilst bringing it up to date for today’s dining crowd. A vibrant colour palette of pinks, yellows, greens and oranges reflect the rooftops of Positano and the great works of Venetian colourists, Titian and Veronese. Whilst colourful, the restaurant retains a modern elegance and luxurious comfort with rich leather upholstery and marble.
Photography © Pete Navey
Arriving via an eau-de-nil painted front with a bright yellow awning above, diners are welcomed into the restaurant. A stylish and serene bar takes centre stage and is inspired by the Venetian drinking dens of the Grand Tour. A patina brass plated bar is topped in pink marble and lined with brushed brass detailing whilst behind the bar reclaimed tiles surround an antique mirror. Timber bar stools are upholstered in green leather, inviting diners to sit and perch at the bar before taking a seat in the main dining area.
The main body of the restaurant is framed by linen awnings which hang overhead, cocooning diners in the warmth of the interiors. A carefully curated collection of European modern art adorns the walls, offset against signature rattan backed chairs. Vintage Murano glass chandeliers hark back to the glamorous heyday of Italian style and light up the artwork perfectly. Large antique mirrors lead the eye towards the feature green marble fireplace, complete with baroque detailing at the very end of the restaurant.