Contemporary restaurant design

An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about contemporary restaurant design

NewsNews • 20 Sep 2021

Tomacado (Shanghai IFC) combines restaurant with flower shop in this heavenly and peaceful urban retreat

Led by Xu Liang, Liang Architecture Studio designed the  new Tomacado restaurant Shanghai’s International Finance Center (IFC) as a destination that combines catering services with a flower shop in a  heavenly and peaceful retreat form the noisy city. Sun Jun Liang Architecture Studio take the approach that space is formed by objects. As such, objects are the basis of functions, and also carriers of the circulation route. The architects explain further that  relationship between objects and vectors can visually bring a strong sense of rhythm to space, blurring interfaces and making spaces more playful. Sun Jun The designers integrated the natural form and beauty of flowers into the space through deconstructi... More

Project • By KARMAN SrlRestaurants

Peter Brunel Restaurant

The “Peter Brunel” restaurant is an elegant villa surrounded by the greenery of Arco, a few kilometers from Lake Garda. This location is full of personality and style and is set in a suggestive and idyllic environment. It was designed to blend a culinary and aesthetic experience into a single path.The restaurant’s style highlights the taste and character of chef Peter Brunel, who wanted to attend to the restaurant's atmosphere in detail, even devoting himself to designing some of the furnishings.The restaurant takes up about two hundred square meters and is designed as a large apartment: it is designed specifically to accommodate guests in the best possible way and accompany them along a specific path through different spa... More

Project • By sait arslan architectsRestaurants

The Kebap Restaurant

The Kebap, located on the sea front overlooking Gümüşsuyu, was designed as two separate floors, a restaurant on the ground floor and a service area on the lower floor. The Kebap has a warm touch with its social table as one of its first examples, Tom Dixon design illuminations, Koleksiyon Mobilya design chairs which were  used for the first time in this project, infinite forest optical illusion covering a wall in the dining area and a special design oven in the shape of the Maiden’s Tower.  More

NewsNews • 30 May 2021

Istetyka restaurant concept combines minimalist with Ukrainian tradition

Decisively minimalist, this modern Kyiv-based eatery by Yakusha Design Studio features an interior of natural and recycled materials enhanced with artisanal objects. The name ‘Istetyka’ combines two Ukrainian words, being to eat and aesthetics. The owners sought to change attitudes towards ready-to-eat food with an interior concept that turns the ordinary into an experience. Yevhenii Avramenko Visitors are welcomed by a laconic entrance of wood, clay walls, and unpressed concrete - all materials original to the building. A small picture depicting bread is a representation of the aesthetic approach to food as an art. Yevhenii Avramenko Functionally, the eatery is divided into three zones. The main area includes a spac... More

NewsNews • 3 May 2021

Masquespacio unveil a sensorial concept for a Spanish fine dining healthy food restaurant

In Huesca, Spain, Masquespacio have completed a concept for a fine dining healthy food restaurant that offers a sensorial experience alongside gastronomy. Like the healthy fare on offer, the architects proposed at the outset to work with 100% natural materials and integrate concepts from nature into the design. Courtesy Masquespacio The Spanish design studio began their design process by investigating the province of Huesca, exploring the beauty of the mountains and parks in its surroundings. Courtesy Masquespacio The colour palette developed for the restaurant is inspired by the earth itself, with different tones of brown and whites as well as greens. A touch of gold is added as an accent.  Forms are mainly organic, using... More

Project • By AB+PartnersRestaurants

Restaurant KIKU

Intimate atmosphere, elegant simplicity and subtlety are three indispensable components of a restaurant. For KIKU restaurant project we have chosen to create an elegant interior in loft style. Bare brick, rough concrete and wood were ennobled by scenographic lighting and fine textiles. We used glass railings in order to give ephemerality to the premises. We have focused on the right partitioning and neutral colours, underlined by warm light. Thus, we have separated the bar area from the rest of the hall by means of lighted shelves that serve as a separating element meant to provide privacy. We totally excluded the opulent details in order to give the premises the atmosphere of peace and comfort necessary for both morning coffee and a dinn... More

Project • By ArchisphereHotels

Hotel Andaz Vienna am Belvedere

Prince Eugene of Savoy, a true cosmopolitan and patron of the arts, inspired the latest hotel project in the luxury & lifestyle category: “Andaz Vienna am Belvedere”, part of a division of the Hyatt Group, with Signa as client. This design line by Hyatt places particular emphasis on embedding properties in the local environment: Vienna’s history is incorporated and continued in the visual narrative. The brand name “Andaz” is derived from Hindi and signifies “personal style”. Gabriel Kacerovsky and Claudio Carbone have engaged fully with this ambitious mandate – their designs for “Andaz Vienna am Belvedere” have resulted in a generous lifestyle hotel that impresses not only... More

Project • By CERAMICHE KEOPERestaurants

La Maison du Gourmet Restaurant

In a magnificent renovated farm building in the green Coloreto, at the outskirts of Parma, you will find the La Maison du Gourmet restaurant. The renovation project has been taken care of in every detail with the aim of highlight the strong link to the natural context. A distinctive feature of the architecture is the choice - for the indoor surfaces of the two large dining rooms and elegant lounge bar - of Pietra di Faedis, which is part of the In&Out Percorsi Extra by Ceramiche Keope.The essential style of the restaurant, designed by architects Antonio and Rosario Scalfone, perfectly combines the contemporary and linear look of the furniture with the natural patterns of Pietra di Faedis. The result is a welcoming and refined atmosphere... More

Project • By AssembledgeBars

Cactus Club Cafe: Station Square

Assembledge+ has continued its ongoing collaboration with Cactus Restaurant Group in support of the Vancouver-based company’s expansion throughout British Columbia. Located to the east of Vancouver, in Burnaby, the project seeks to bring the brand’s hallmark formula of upscale, inventive, and global cuisine paired with a high-energy, high-design setting to a neighborhood accessible to a new segment of the city’s residents. With seating for nearly 300 guests both inside and on the patio, the lounge and dining room are clad in the signature material palate, consisting of the cornerstone finishes rift-cut white oak, oil-rubbed bronze, and dark leather. The interior design epitomizes the Cactus Club brand with its clean, mod... More

Project • By AxolightRestaurants

Restaurant Eventus / Chisinau

Our Skirt pendant lamps, with double lampshade, in warm white fabric, give lightness to the whole dining room of Eventus Restaurant. This place is the ideal location for the most sophisticated receptions. Any detail in the restaurant confirms the taste of elegance and value: from the Villeroly and Boch crockery to the Made in Italy lighting design.   Project by: Studio Design Exclusiv More

Project • By Paco Lago InteriorizaRestaurants

La Minilla

There is one thing that everyone from Malaga knows: spending time at Los Montes natural park makes a special time.   Our approach to La Minilla went that line; a restaurant where we have widen the local touch & traditional concept, and extended it to the terraces and chill areas, softening the transitions and integrating them more into an already picturesque environment. ​ The result, a space where everything is connected, and every experience has the same grade of tradition, design and avant-garde. More

Project • By Paco Lago InteriorizaBars


How to make a restaurant with everything revolving around the bar? The owners of Casaamigos had in mind an open-concept restaurant, with the customer as the center of the experience and bringing the feeling of sharing a table in your own home.Located in the heart of Malaga center, the place is located in one of the most traditional streets of the city. A multipurpose space in which there is room for everything from live music to a sponsored event or a wine tasting, becoming the meeting point for friends and good food, creating a close experience.The business idea was a creative challenge: the place had to enhance the experience of the customer around the bar. To achieve this, we proposed different solutions that would move the diner through... More

NewsNews • 18 Nov 2020

Neri&Hu’s Papi Restaurant reveals layers of Paris’ history

In Paris’ 9th arrondissement, the new Papi Restaurant by Neri&Hu takes a layered approach to an existing 19th century Haussmann building. By carefully stripping back layers of finishes that have built up over decades, the architects reveal the raw beauty of materials beneath. Imperfections are celebrated rather than concealed. Simone Bossi Portions of old limestone and bricks walls, a steel column and a brick column are preserved and integrated into the design. A steel I-beam on the exterior is featured, while a portion of old stone moulding is left exposed. Old materials are juxtaposed against fresh new tiles, glass and wood. Simone Bossi A raw-steel-famed fully-operable glass facade provides visual continuity between... More

Project • By HeliotropeRestaurants

Wolf - Nordstrom

Wolf is located in the Flagship Nordstrom store in mid-town Manhattan, NYC. Three floors above the street, the 90 seat restaurant - including a full-menu lounge and intimate private dining - is inspired by modern Nordic detailing filtered through the spirit of the Pacific Northwest. The architecture is clean and crisp, with everything in its right place, while the finishes are natural, well-crafted and enduring. Refined yet comfortable, the space is lit warmly and highlights the theater of an open and dynamic kitchen.​   Location: New York, NY Architecture & Interiors: Heliotrope Architects Lighting Design: Invisible Circus​ Contractor: J.T. Magen & Company​​​ Photography: Kevin Scott Area: 4000 sf More

NewsNews • 11 Nov 2020

Timber structure houses a flexible restaurant program at Stockholm’s Magnolia Restaurant

In Stockholm, the Magnolia Restaurant opens up to a new main street and local square in StoraSköndal, a southern district of the city currently undergoing an extensive urban transformation. The design by Kjellander Sjöberg aims to serve as a vibrant meeting place with a flexible program that is part restaurant and part gathering point. Credit: Rasmus Hjortshøj – COAST The new restaurant includes an extension to an existing bricks building that forms part of the Magnolia Building Complex. Working with an existing catering kitchen, a large existing catering kitchen was reorganized to serve two different sides and programs: a large canteen for students on one side and a new restaurant on the other side. Credit:... More