Babylonstoren hotel in South Africa opens Spice Garden filled with aromatic plants

A farmhouse hotel in South Africa‘s Cape Winelands has opened a plant-filled dining space, designed by Malherbe Rust Architects to pay tribute to the history of the spice trade. The Spice Garden is the latest addition to Babylonstoren, a hotel and wine estate that occupies a Dutch farm dating back to the 17th century. The greenhouse creates […]

Huge salvaged trees form benches in San Francisco restaurant Radhaus by Envelope A+D

A screwdriver, drawer knobs and a pipe are among the objects that Berkeley studio Envelope A+D has used as beer taps in this industrial-style restaurant in San Francisco. Radhaus is a beer hall and Bavarian restaurant located in the Bay Area’s historic Fort Mason Centre for Arts and Culture, a region acknowledged for its former […]

Copenhagen’s Yaffa restaurant takes cues from bustling French cafes

Multi-disciplinary design studio Frama used mismatched wooden chairs and concrete surfaces to create a Middle Eastern version of the humble French bistro inside this Copenhagen restaurant. Set within Copenhagen’s historic Gråbrødretorv square, Yaffa has been transformed from a characterless concrete basement into a warm and inviting space decked out in tactile materials. The restaurant takes […]

“Ultra-camp meets ultra-luxury” in London’s Bob Bob Cité restaurant

Eight miles of mirror-polished steel trim creates a glistening finish inside Bob Bob Cité, a maximalist French restaurant in the City of London designed by Brady Williams. Designed in collaboration with restaurant owner Leonid Shutov, the interior is described as “ultra-camp meets ultra-luxury” by Shayne Brady, co-founder of interior design studio Brady Williams. It is […]

Biasol looks to Tulum for interiors of Tasmania’s Sisterhood restaurant

Leaf-print walls, rattan seating and deep-green decor details merge to form the tropical interiors of this restaurant in Tasmania which Biasol has designed to evoke the atmosphere of a holiday hot-spot in Mexico. Left inspired after a trip to the balmy shores of Tulum, design studio Biasol worked to create interiors for Sisterhood which “imbue […]

Stripey concrete planters punctuate Maku poke bowl restaurant in Cancun

Mexican studio WeWi aimed to replicate a “magical hidden beach” inside this restaurant in Cancun, Mexico, which features greenery growing from large colourful concrete pots and metallic objects hanging from the ceiling. Located on the Mexican city’s Avenida Bonampak, Maku Poke Stop serves up the traditional Hawaiian raw fish dish poke with a Mexican touch. […]

Omar Gandhi brightens Lady Marmalade eatery in Toronto with skylights and baltic wood

Canadian firms Omar Gandhi Architect and SvN have used baltic wood, skylights and plants to update a popular brunch spot in Toronto. Omar Gandhi, which has studios in Halifax and Toronto, and local firm SvN designed the renovation for the restaurant Lady Marmalade. The aim was to open up and brighten the space on the city’s […]

Indoor courtyards interrupt Restaurant y Sea in northeast China

Greenery-filled courtyards and waffle ceilings bring light to the interiors of this concrete restaurant, which Vector Architects has erected near the shore of Beidaihe, China. Restaurant y Sea has been designed by Vector Architects with a series of permeable dining spaces which are meant to turn the blocky concrete building into a pavilion-like open structure. […]

Moscow’s FanFood offers football supporters a place to grab a post-match pizza

A goalkeeper-themed mural and football kit-coloured fixtures appear inside this pizza restaurant, which architecture studio Mast has created near Dynamo Moscow’s stadium in the Russian capital. Football-inspired decor details have been incorporated throughout FanFood in a nod to Moscow‘s VTB Arena – a local landmark that studio Mast felt it “couldn’t ignore” during the pizzeria’s design process. […]

Adam Wright-Smith designs Melbourne restaurant around “sense of adventure”

Australian chef Adam Wright-Smith has turned an old mill in Melbourne into a restaurant spread across a set of formerly industrial buildings with a central kitchen at its heart. Half Acre is designed by the local chef, who took on the industrial plot in the south of the Australian city for the restaurant project. The site […]

Renesa creates whimsical interiors for Unlocked board game bar

Ancient sundials and puzzling video games informed the interiors of this restaurant and bar southwest of New Delhi, designed by architecture studio Renesa. Unlocked is a bar and kitchen in the city of Gurugram that includes its own adventure-themed escape room and a selection of over 100 board games. Featuring bold hues and geometric forms, […]

Atlanta breakfast joint Pancake Social draws on simplicity of Scandinavian design

Atlanta studio NO Architecture has teamed pale woods and white accents with retro tiles and gingham print inside this all-day breakfast eatery in the city. The Pancake Social restaurant is located in a historic brick building in Atlanta‘s Ponce City Market area, which is a mixed-use community hub of food, retail, office and residential spaces. […]

Geometric lights, tropical wood and greenery accent Elda bar in San Francisco

Caribbean funk and traditional Mexican architecture provided Californian studio ROY with the design cues for this cocktail lounge and eatery in San Francisco. Sisters Emily and Hannah Collins of ROY completed Elda in San Francisco’s Mission Dolores neighbourhood. It serves Latin American and Caribbean fare, which the duo sought to fuse with designs evocative of […]

Lunar festival informed Studio Tack’s design of Tsukimi restaurant in New York

Brooklyn firm Studio Tack has used white oak panelling, antiqued glass mirrors and alabaster lights to create a classy yet cosy atmosphere in this small Japanese restaurant in New York City. Tsukimi offers a modern take on kaiseki, a type of Japanese haute cuisine involving multiple courses that are meticulously prepared and presented. The practice […]

Alexander & Co creates sunny interiors for Brisbane’s Burleigh Heads Pavilion

White-painted walls and pastel furnishings help create a “sun-drenched” aesthetic inside this beachside pavilion in Brisbane, which Alexander & Co has converted into two eateries. Nestled on the sandy shoreline of Brisbane’s Gold Coast, the Burleigh Heads Pavilion was originally erected in 1987 to accompany a community swimming pool. It now accommodates an à-la-carte restaurant […]

London’s Lucky Cat restaurant is not meant to be Instagrammed

Design studio AfroditiKrassa “deliberately went dark” to create the anti-Instagrammable interiors of central London’s Lucky Cat restaurant, which almost exclusively features jet-black surfaces. Situated in the affluent neighbourhood of Mayfair, Lucky Cat is owned by British chef Gordon Ramsay and offers a menu of Asian-inspired small plates and sushi. The restaurant – which was designed […]

Soho House extends Dumbo House in Brooklyn with colourful rooftop

Members’ club Soho House has extended and updated the outdoor areas of its outpost in Dumbo, Brooklyn with vibrant colours that take cues from the work of Luis Barragán. Soho House’s US design director Candace Campos oversaw the design of the new 3,294-square-foot (306-square-metre) outdoor space at Dumbo House, which opened in the Brooklyn neighbourhood […]

Urban Denver building by Tres Birds houses a Japanese restaurant and aeroponic greenhouse

US firm Tres Birds Workshop has topped a Japanese restaurant in Denver, Colorado with a greenhouse featuring soil-free growing towers. The building is located within a block-long, mixed-use development called S*Park, short for Sustainability Park. Local studio Tres Birds Workshop designed the entire development – which encompasses housing, commercial space and urban farming – near […]

Ryoji Iedokoro turns Tokyo’s Nikunotoriko restaurant into indoor cave

Low lighting, rough stone-effect walls and water-like glass floors help create a cave-like atmosphere inside this restaurant in Tokyo designed by architect Ryoji Iedokoro. Situated in Tokyo’s bustling Roppongi district, Nikunotoriko has been designed by locally based architect Ryoji Iedokoro. It offers an alternative take on yakiniku – a Japanese dining style which sees customers […]

Odami celebrates “earthly minimalism” at Sara restaurant in Toronto

A roughly plastered wall curves over the dining area of this restaurant in Toronto, designed by local studio Odami. Called Sara, the eatery occupies two floors of a Victorian residence in the Canadian city that dates back to the early 1900s. Odami was challenged to preserve the architectural history of the structure, while creating an […]

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