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Benedicts Restaurant

Altro serves up dream kitchen for celebrity chef

Altro Stronghold 30, Altro Whiterock White


Richard Bainbridge won BBC2’s Great British Menu in 2015, and opened Benedicts, in Norwich, three years ago. The restaurant has since won a raft of awards and been named in The Times Top 100 Restaurants in the UK, Square Meal Top 100, and been awarded 3AA Rosettes.

Richard wanted to expand the kitchen, with a new extension into the backof- house to form a larger, more open working environment, with dedicated preparation areas, including a new bakery and butchery zones.


It was essential that the kitchen was modern, well-equipped, easy to maintain, clean, safe, practical and the best possible working environment for staff. Richard approached Elite Foodservice Design with his brief and they immediately understood what he wanted to achieve. Daniel Ridd at Elite recommended Altro solution of floors, walls and ceiling to give the integrated, hygienic, sealed working environment.


Altro Whiterock hygienic ceilings combine with Altro Stronghold 30 and Altro Whiterock White to deliver a complete hygienic, sealed system. Perfect for commercial kitchens, food processing areas, laboratories and environments with rigorous hygiene requirements, it forms an impervious, virtually maintenance-free system which can be hosed down in situ and provides a bright, durable surface which helps reduce condensation.

Altro Stronghold 30 can withstand temperatures from -30°C to +60°C so you can use it throughout the kitchen, including freezers.

Altro Stronghold 30 achieves Altro’s highest rating for slip resistance and is designed to minimise risk in areas exposed to grease, oils and fats for the lifetime of the flooring. As well as helping to keep staff safe from slips, it also helps reduce their fatigue, thanks to its 3mm thickness which provides noise reduction and comfort underfoot.

Altro Whiterock White is the perfect, hygienic alternative to ceramic wall tiles, offering a proven, high performance option. Impact resistant, grout-free and easy to clean.

Altro Stronghold 30 and Altro Whiterock are Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) approved making it particularly suitable for commercial kitchens.

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Our dream of a beautiful kitchen is a reality. We are now happy to show customers around the kitchen.

Elite has been an Altro Whiterock Premier Installer for many years, and this system is the best you can get.