If you’re looking for inspiration for a new office kitchen, we’ve cooked up a list of some of our favourites.

The office kitchen is more than just a place to make a cup of tea; it’s a space to take a break, catch up with colleagues or even have a meeting. Just as open plan kitchen and living spaces have become popular in our homes, office kitchens are an integral part of the workspace. So, if you’re looking for inspiration for a new office kitchen, we’ve cooked up a list of some of our favourites.

At PwC in Bristol, this loft-style kitchen and breakout space truly reflects their strategy to create an energising workspace people are proud to work in.

Exposed brickwork and services, along with parquet flooring, provide an urban edge to the design. Staff can choose to sit at a traditional table or move to the breakout space which features relaxing, retro-style leather armchairs. For anyone wanting to enjoy spectacular views of the city, they can sit right up against the windows to work in swathes of natural light.

Just as our homes are increasingly incorporating the kitchen into the wider living space, the same can be said of many UK offices.

At Vodafone, we fitted a kitchen into the breakout space adjoining the traditional work area. It means staff have the convenience of refreshments close-at-hand whilst working, and doubles as a touch-down space for quick meetings. This statement wooden kitchen creates a feel-good design by bringing nature and biophilic elements into the office.

PwC bristol office kitchen fit out
Office kitchen with breakout space

They say the kitchen is the heart of the home, and the same is true at The Growth Company in Manchester. Collaboration is key for staff working here, so having a communal kitchen space at the heart of the office is a great way to promote interaction and collaboration.

For colleagues wanting to continue discussions, we added colourful meeting tables with ceiling rafts above, helping to absorb acoustics from this busy part of the office.

Office communal kitchen acoustic rafts

You’d be forgiven for thinking the walls were a bit rusty on this side of Arup's office. This centrally positioned breakout space and office kitchen was designed to mimic a shipping container reflecting Liverpool’s maritime history.

This staff kitchen features bench and café-style seating and media screens. This multifunctional space transforms into an event space in moments.

The kitchen dining space at Network Rail’s new Glasgow office has a relaxed vibe with a muted colour palette, soft lighting and a plum-coloured tile splashback. Even the lighting gives this kitchen a dreamy feel, with cloud-effect pendant lights.

Colleagues can pull up a chair and take a minute to relax with a cuppa or make use of one of the padded meeting booths, designed to reduce acoustic disruption in this communal space.

Meeting booth in office kitchen