The Harrow at Little Bedwyn is a Michelin Star restaurant in Wiltshire, with an award winning wine list. After hosting with GEL Studios for 12 months, they decided it was time to re-think their existing Wordpress website. Naturally, we turned to MODX for the build - meaning a more reliable and scalable site, with even easier administration.
The core focus of the new site was allowing users to easily book a table online, via the "Open Table" third party booking solution (which we also customised). This took emphasis on the homepage, and was used as a call to action on other pages too - providing constant, easy access for users regardless of where they are in the site.
We also had the challenge of presenting the 4 menus in an intuitive way, factoring in up to 8 courses, an image, pricing information and a testimonial for each one. We opted for a tabbed layout, allowing the user to easily toggle between the different menus, whether they are on a desktop, tablet or mobile device.
Overall, the design has an elegant and sophisticated feel, to remain in keeping with the vibe of the restaurant. Large, appealing imagery has also been worked in to the design, to really allow the restaurant to show off their high quality dishes and wine selection.
The site uses the Bootstrap framework and is fully responsive across all devices. Being hosted with GEL Studios and built in the newly released MODX v2.5, it's extremely fast and has a significantly improved site grade on http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/
"It has been an absolute pleasure to work with GEL Studios, from the very first instruction to the final implementation of our new website. They were totally professional, understanding and patient! Understood the brief, executed the ideas promptly and answered all queries within the hour. A fantastic job handled superbly with a brilliant end result. Many thanks to them all."