Down to Earth restaurant owner, Khalid Owner used to dabble in property before he found his true passion for organic, holistic living and farming. Now into his second successful year in the foodie business, we sit in the relaxed and elegantly styled dining room which was once a bank on Kensington High Street. Down to Earth stands right next to the impressive building site, which is to become the British Design Museum mid-next year. Feeling very relaxed after nibbling on raspberry and cocao dried curly kale and sipping on various kinds of fresh juices we discuss his aspiration to craft an organic and elemental dining experience for his customers, within a space with oozes elegance and luxury.
Khalid wanted to add something special to the large, white wall at the end of his restaurant, a monochromatic wall doodle would add a unique and hand crafted charm to the space. He surfed Google to find some inspiration and came across jelly London’s wall mural works by the imaginative and smiley, Jo Bird. After discussing the brief, she was instantly commissioned and packing up her vintage school project and inky marker pens.
The mural took three days to create, in between dining and juicing, Jo crafted a kitchen scene mural, reflective of a Kensington home, full of posh nosh, like olive oil and fresh, organic veggies, relevant reading materials and a window view of London’s contemporary sky line which really extends the whole restaurant space. Now coffee drinkers and raw food enthusiasts alike are even more drawn to Down to Earth’s luscious interiors and creative gastronomy.