Case Study:
Zuaya, Kensington

Zuaya Kensington - Bars & Restaurants by CGA Integration


Latin American and Mediterranean fusion restaurant Zuaya has opened its debut site in High Street Kensington. The 2,500 square foot site is spread over two storeys with a ground floor bar counter and 30 cover dining space, a 50 cover basement dining area and a 12 cover outdoor terrace. The menu offers diners a ‘casual-elegant’ selection of Latin American and Mediterranean fusion dishes, taking its inspiration from the cuisine of Mexico, Peru, Italy and Spain. CGA Integration have designed and installed the audio throughout Zuaya, ensuring that their client’s chosen music, which fully immerses customers in the dining experience, can be heard at its very best.


Although this project did not pose any particular challenges for CGA Integration, throughout, CGA were mindful that products were chosen and installed to fully integrate with the scheme created by interior designers Harp Interiors. In addition, their audio design reflected the need for varying music sources; from a carefully selected playlist through to DJ’s and live jazz musicians.


CGA Integration have designed a four zone sound system comprising of the main basement restaurant, basement VIP area, toilets and ground floor bar and dining area. The basement ceiling speakers, EV C8.2’s have been custom finished to match a specific RAL colour and the EV Evid 6.2 ground floor speakers have been wall mounted amongst the ceiling mounted foliage. This ensures that all speakers blend into the interior design and minimise visual impact, whilst still delivering the highest quality audio. Zuaya hosts a DJ at weekends and live jazz musicians on special occasions. To accommodate this, CGA Integration installed a full Pioneer DJ console upstairs in the bar and a band socket connection downstairs for live jazz musicians. iPad and iphone controls of source and level controls were also created in all areas and a digital sound processor was installed to ensure optimum control and sound quality. This processor also gives CGA Integration the ability to remotely support the AV system, detect any faults and rectify them before they become and issue.


Mr Alberto Zandi co- owner commented “with our first opening in the UK, it was very important that we could work with trusted suppliers who could make the process as smooth as possible. CGA Integration was recommended by our designers Harp Interiors and have proved to be a wise choice; delivering superior audio within the tight timescales posed by a new restaurant opening.”