Eliana Tomaz

The Victoria and Albert Museum Refreshment Rooms – London.

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The Morris, Gamble and Poynter Refreshment Rooms.

"These three rooms formed the first museum restaurant in the world. They were intended as a showpiece of modern design, craftsmanship and manufacturing. Although they were functional spaces, the Refresment Rooms belonged to the museum’s public face, so they were also given some extremely lavish decorations." – V&A

Centre Refreshment Room (now Gamble Room).

Clad in ceramic tiles on the walls.

Windows designed by James Gamble.

Enamelled iron on the ceiling.

These chandeliers are the perfect marriage between 19th and 21st Century, as if it's the diamond on top of the cake.

If you’re planning to come to London or already here, take a couple of hours and enjoy a nice cup of tea in this beautiful and inspiring space. On Saturdays there’s always someone playing the piano. Enjoy.

Next time I’ll post photos on the Morris and Poynter Refreshment Rooms.