The Cresswell Arms in Malton, North Yorkshire was a Bar / Restaurant with 10 rooms that was in desperate need of some love and attention in every sense. As well as completely renovating the entire property, the owners approached Radiant Web to create a website that they could use to not only promote the business but also to:
- Accept bookings at their restaurant
- Accept reservations for their 10 rooms
Radiant Web were appointed after the majority of the building renovations were complete so we took our design inspirations from the new decor and layout. The deep blues and creams were a consistent colour scheme that resonated throughout the premises and into the various rooms that are available to book. The inertia scroll used on the site also promoted a more luxurious feel which was what the client was looking for.
From a technical perspective, the site needed to address a number of key requirements:
- An easy and professional way to present and change as and when required the menus for the restaurant
- A simple and easy to use restaurant table booking system
- A more complex room reservation system that could if required integrate with their other online listing at booking sites.
The site was always going to be very image heavy, so we needed to address potential challenges with load speeds due to excessive image sizes. Minimising all images both offline and then online solved this issue.
The number of modal options that were adopted also posed a challenge to the responsive design as they had to look natural and usable on all types of devices
The client was delighted with the end result stating that the design complemented the renovation works perfectly and that the technical aspect of the site was simple to use and met the brief perfectly. The site has gone down well with visitors and bookings are already being received.