Traditional restaurant awnings have helped businesses to adapt to the changing demands of well travelled diners who have travelled abroad and experienced the pleasures of eating and drinking outdoors and want to enjoy this experience when they visit their favourite eating place at home. Traditional restaurant awnings by Deans have been developed from our original shop blinds to cater for this desire for dining in al fresco style. Our numerous restaurant awnings systems vary from smart simple canopies, highlighting an entrance, across the whole range up to sophisticated remotely controlled systems which operate via solid state environmental stimuli. However, the Traditional awning style we have used here on Franco’s famous restaurant on Jermyn Street in St James, London is a perfect foil for these premises. Optional branding, using our exclusive RAGS ® graphics process, can enhance the outward appearance or the awning giving a unique exclusivity to your venue
Franco’s was formed on Jermyn Street in 1945 and has continued to serve the residents, community and visitors to Jermyn Street and St James’s for over 70 years. Franco’s is reputed to be one of the first Italian restaurants in London. Located at the St James’s end of Jermyn Street, Franco’s is surrounded by the lifestyle boutiques, private clubs, art galleries and hotels of the area. Franco’s is open all day and serves all types of food from ‘English’ breakfast through an excellent lunch menu and later there is an elegant dinner setting for special occasions.
St James’s was originally part of the royal parks known as Green Park and St. James’s Park. In the seventeenth century Charles II gave the right to develop the area to Henry Jermyn, 1st Earl of St Albans who developed it as a predominantly aristocratic residential area around a grid of streets centred on St James’s Square. Right up the later part of the twentieth Century St James’s was one of the most exclusive residential areas of London. Famous addresses include include St James’s Palace, Clarence House, Marlborough House, Lancaster House, Spencer House, Schomberg House, Norfolk House and Bridgewater House.