COMING EARLY 2023
Meet the Team
The Campaner is a joint venture between friends and Barcelona natives, COO and Founder Mar Martín, Executive Chef Juan Bautista Agreda and Executive Sommelier Alain Salamano. With seasonality at its heart, serving a regularly changing menu inspired by Barcelona and beyond, The Campaner will feature a Josper grill for charcoal cooking and centrepiece rotisserie dishes, and will be imbued with the spirit of Barcelona, creating a home from home which guests can return to time and time again.
Architect Ben Pentreath has masterfully employed the use of traditional materials and building methods to create the impressive façade of the restaurant building at Chelsea Barracks.
The defining arches and domes of which are all loadbearing, traditional brickwork, sealed using lime mortar. This method, whilst unusual in modern construction, undoubtedly gives the building its unique and charming character.
The natural patina of the building’s façade transcends architectural fashions; an intended design feature achieved through a combination of factors. Firstly, the architectural inspiration for this building which comes from the stable buildings of the neighbouring Chelsea Hospital, designed by Sir Christopher Wren. This familiar reference point roots the building in Belgravia and makes it specific to its locale.
The traditional methods are a remarkable exhibition of craftsmanship and attention to detail. Pentreath had the bespoke bricks handmade in Cambridgeshire and then set about sourcing craftspeople capable of building loadbearing brick arches and domes using lime mortar; a not altogether common requirement in 21st century Britain.
We look forward to the launch of a new restaurant within this magnificent space in the Winter.