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Krept & Konan unveil stunning artwork in London-themed restaurant Crepes and Cones

Krept & Konan unveil stunning artwork in London-themed restaurant Crepes and Cones
May 13, 2018 Shaking Hands 0 comments
This post was first published by Croydon Advertiser on 12/05/2018.

Krept & Konan unveil stunning artwork in London-themed restaurant Crepes and Cones

Among the jaw-dropping pieces of art is a painting of Konan’s dad Delroy Wilson, who is seen as one of the most influential singers in reggae music.

Rappers Krept and Konan have unveiled a number of stunning pieces of art which adorn the walls of their new restaurant Crepes and Cones – including a stunning tribute to Jamaican reggae singer and Konan’s dad Delroy Wilson.

The grime duo, real names Casyo Johnson and Karl Wilson, will be opening the eatery on South End, in South Croydon, on Saturday, (May 12).

Ahead of the launch, the Advertiser was given an exclusive look around the dessert parlour.

The whole interior is London themed and has long red seats and brown tables, as well as a number of impressive paintings on the walls.

A Crepes and Cones bus stop, which mirrors one you see regularly on the streets of London, greets guests as they enter the restaurant, while original red post-boxes and letterboxes sitting on the tables act as salt and pepper dispensers.

Artwork of inspirational figures also lines the walls of the eatery, with music legend Michael Jackson and the first black president of the United States Barack Obama two of many figures who feature in the stunning pieces of art.

When asked what the inspiration of the restaurants’ decoration and the interior was, Krept, who grew up in Gipsy Hill, told the Advertiser: “London. The theme is London and you even see London telephone boxes, post-boxes and we’ve even got a bus stop where you sit and wait for your food.

“We are all familiar with red as with London and we want to take this worldwide so if we take this to other countries we will be bringing London with us.

The decor at Crepes and Cones is all inspired by the boys childhood visits into Croydon

“That is what inspired us.”

Among the jaw-dropping pieces of art, one stands out more than most – a painting of Konan’s dad Delroy Wilson, who is seen as one of the most influential singers in reggae music.

The art work at Krept and Konan's new desert parlour is incredible

Konan, who went to Haling Manor High School, now renamed Harris Academy Purley and grep up in Thornton Heath, was just five years old when his father died in 1995 at the age of 46 from cirrhosis of the liver.

Delroy had a number of hit songs including Rain From The Skies, I’m Not A King and Cool Operator .

And it seems Konan wants to keep the restaurant somewhat family orientated, after making his mum Donna Michael one of the managers at Crepes and Cones.

These Croydon inspired pepper shakers are so cute

In a tweet posted earlier in the week, the singer explained why.

He said: “All the stress I put my mum through, all I’ve ever wanted to do is make her proud. Before we found the building, I told her don’t worry I’m gonna make sure you don’t have to work for these people anymore and now we’re here. I want u to welcome one of the managers of @CrepesAndCones – my mum.”

Crepes and Cones, which describes itself as “not your average desert restaurant”, sells a range of food including crepes, waffles, grilled food, chicken, burgers, ribs and hot dogs.

Krept and Konan, or as we like to call them Crepes and Cones

It also offers cocktails, mockatils, slushes, and milkshakes, and even boasts its own private room which is available to hire.

Both Krept and Konan have been working on the project for the past four years, and only announced they were opening the eatery on May 1.

The restaurants’ website – www.crepesandcones.com – is yet to go live, but is anticipated to in the coming hours.

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