Restaurants and bars used to be judged upon the quality of the food and drinks they offer. Nowadays however, it is no longer enough for your product offering to be perfect; the experience you feel counts just as much. This is where interior design and styling come in mind. Restaurants and bars are now expected to indulge in aesthetics, in addition to great service and product offering. Exceptional interior design and decor create an ambiance and great environment, making the experience more enjoyable and generating great word of mouth. Beautiful places speak for themselves and leave a great first impression, later assuring customer loyalty.
Here is a list of 5 Restaurants/Bars with great interior designs, all featured in The Restaurant & Bar Design Awards. Enjoy!
Mamounia Lounge, Mayfair London
Mamounia Lounge refurbished by Aedas Interiors London, is a Moroccan-themed restaurant situated at the center of London, England. It is designed in a way that compliments the Oriental feel. As you enter, you are greeted with a great mosaic artwork on the floor retracing Mamounia’s logo. The restaurant is ornamented with glass chandeliers, silver leaf ceilings and wooden parquet floors. The ambiance is a mixture of traditional feel and modern design. During the day, the place is lit up with white lights and golden backgrounds. At night, Mamounia is glamoured with red, orange and purple neon lights. The red with the hanging chandeliers, gives the environment an Arabian flow with Lebanese and Moroccan cuisines.
Pio Pio, Manhattan New York
Pio Pio is a peruvian restaurant, located in Manhattan New York. As you set foot in Pio Pio, you are mesmerized by the atmosphere particular to a Latin American forest or countryside. It is why the restaurant holds the label of a rustic wooden box. The first room you walk into is decorated with wooden entangled branches on the walls and ceilings with concrete columns and floors. Mountain sceneries and landscapes are ornamenting the walls. In the next space, there are also grey concrete walls separating different sitting areas. The welcoming area and hall introduce parquet wooden walls and floors, with a marble host table and a marble bar along the corridor. Pio Pio’s interior is designed by Sebastian Mariscal Studio.
L’idiot Restaurant, Taipei Taiwan
Photos by Rafael Pinho
L’idiot is the home of haute french cuisine in Taipei Taiwan with an interior designed by BAM USA. The design of this place will make your imagination and artistic senses flow. L’idiot really wants to focus on the experience and it has succeeded to do so. Customers are greeted with flowing marble stairs that make light for the essential masterpiece of the restaurant. As they walk in, two colorful mosaic sculptural objects will introduce them into the dining area. This sculpture puts life and enjoyment into the restaurant and leaves customers wondering. The first is a shaped-like fish object made out of ceramic tiles and poured glass tiles, welcoming the visitors. The second sculpture is the bar portraying a wave-like figure. It is made of aqueous mosaics of glittery and poured glass tiles. The floors, ceilings and chairs are wooden, making L’idiot a very cozy place with an extravagant mosaic art piece at the center.
Cocteau, Beirut Lebanon
Cocteau is another French cuisine restaurant situated in the heart of the Lebanese capital, Beirut. It is designed by Gregory Gatserelia from Gatserelia Design. The restaurant has a pure class and elegant interior design. It is very palatial with a high ceiling, a long bar and a large glass exterior. As the customer walk in, they will feel an air of modernity as the restaurant resembles a miniature city. The entire venue is decorated with luxurious colors such as black, gold and bronze. It is shaped with straight and strict forms with suspended towers dropping from the ceiling. These structures are made out of golden cubes topping one another.
Alegra, Dubai UAE
Photos by Jeff Dow
Alegra (meaning Happiness in Spanish) is located in one the largest hospitality towers in the world, Burj Khalifa, at the heart of Dubai. This restaurant is design by a San Francisco Interior Design firm, Mister Important. Stepping into Alegra is like stepping into a fictional sparkly world with high resolution LED screens, masses of glasses and warm colors. The glass surface of the restaurant makes the interior all about perspective and reflections with beveled mirrors. Warm and pastel tones of gold and yellow gives the space a romantic feel. The main bar is decorated with suspended golden crystal candles. The entire venue is filled with LED chandeliers adding the purply feel to the space. At the entrance, a fascinating crystal chandeliers drops from the ceiling and is reflected all over Alegra through the glass.
Have you ever visited one of these restaurants? Which one is your favorite ? Do you know any other restaurants with a great decor experience?
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