THE TANNERY

A RESTAURANT WEBSITE DESIGN CHALLENGE

TOTEM was required to completely revamp the Tannery website. The decision to embark on a restaurant website rebranding project and approach a branding agency for restaurants, like Totem, was taken for two reasons. The first was to reflect the growing international profile of chef Paul Flynn and to reflect that in the Tannery’s restaurant branding. The second was to improve the online journey for customers – to ensure that users had a positive and memorable experience.

At TOTEM when we’re embarking on any project our first step is to listen to you. We first gain an understanding of what your brand essence is, what makes you different and how the website can drive your overall restaurant marketing strategy.

As is the case with many website redesigns for restaurants, so much of the brand story is about the people – the owners, the chefs and the staff. Our job, as the marketing experts for restaurants, is to bring your story and vision to life.

A RESTAURANT BRAND BUILDING SOLUTION

It was Paul and Máire Flynn’s love for Scandinavian design that influenced the minimal look and feel chosen for the site. Their desire to really show a fresh restaurant marketing approach, led us towards a focus on beautiful photography on the Home Page that showcased their restaurant’s award winning food in a simple yet vibrant way.

At each step, we had the user in mind. We created an easy to navigate booking system for the Townhouse and Cookery School, ensuring that every touchpoint on the site offered a positive and engaging experience that would help develop a memorable connection to the brand.

As with any professional web design for restaurants, the success was in the engagement achieved – with both positive user experiences and increases in sales that helped the bottom line. Visit www.tannery.ie to explore the website for yourself.

“We’ve worked with TOTEM many times, and have no doubt that we’ll be working with them again in the future. Most recently, their interpretation of our brief for revamping the Tannery’s website was spot-on, delivering not just a gorgeous design, but ease-of use that our customers love. One result of that has been the continuing of good online sales… hugely important for the bottom line.”

MÁIRE FLYNN OWNER & MANAGER
The Tannery Restaurant, Townhouse & Cookery School

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