Nelson's Diner

Nelson’s is a proudly independent restaurant that takes its jives and shakes seriously. Prosper’s concept is a bold statement that reflects its soulful and vibrant personality through the brand identity, environmental graphics and interiors. 

Effective delivery of the concept resulted in the project winning the 2017 Restaurant and Bar Awards Fast Casual category.

As a restaurant within a shopping centre, this theme of bringing the outdoors inside is continued to create a drive-in diner within a diner. Inspired by the idea of a road trip, Nelson’s takes customers on a journey through 1950’s America. The energetic environment is rooted in originality and expressed through the quality details - the signage, a refurbished ‘57 Chevy, the bespoke Airstream fitted with seating booths and white neon set against the dark blue sky.

Successfully working on a project of this scale to meet the very tight budget and deadline, and the client’s high standards, the result is very distinctive diner that sets Nelson’s apart from the standard offering.

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  • Brand Strategy
  • Brand Identity
  • Signage
  • Interior Design
  • Environment Graphics
  • Project Management
1950s restaurant concept created by Prosper delivered for Nelson's Diner
Authentic 1950s diner created by Prosper
Raised seating in authentic 1950s restaurant designed by Prosper
Bespoke Airstream restaurant seating designed by Prosper

Prosper successfully interpreted my vision of an authentic 1950s American Diner and they brilliantly executed the ideas they shared on paper across the restaurant’s interior and graphics. Nelson’s is a labour of love and we’re thrilled the Restaurant and Bar Award judges recognised the hard work we’ve put into delivering a distinctive and memorable dining experience.

Shelly Francis Nelson's Diner