Whether the plan is to have a quick meal, meet friends for a relaxed Friday evening or even take your beloved one for a romantic dinner, when it comes to choosing a restaurant every detail counts. It is true that the chef plays a very important role but the interior designer can also have a big impact on the restaurant’s success. Great cuisine and stunning hospitality design must go hand in hand in order to achieve excellence. As design lovers (and keen foodies) we’re always looking for the most exciting projects in this area and the best places to dine. Discover some of our favourite spots in the UK and enjoy!
Opened in 2008, The Refinery is is a great spot at any time of the day or night. The concept, by Fusion DNA, celebrates any types of moods and tastes, all connected by a special industrial sophistication that speaks for itself. Cuisine and hospitality design as its finest.
The Salt Room
Located in Brighton, this fish and seafood restaurante is a must visit for all food and design aficionados. The hospitality design concept by DesignLSM creates the best of a relaxed brasserie style with informal details such as the exposed bricks and natural materials such as wood, ceramic tiles and leather.
Born in LA and raised in London, the Bel-Air project aims to bring the Californian-style fresh and healthy food to the UK’s capital. And hoping that it could also bring the sun, Fettle design agency created a bright and happy mood for the place. The white and yellow all over Bel-Air highlight the colorful healthy food compositions. They say that in Bel-Air it’s sunny everyday – and we believe that.
After Beaconsfield and Charlotte Street sites, Black Sheep started working on the Brasserie Blanc Cheltenham project for the refurbishment & rebranding of the place, housed in a 19th century building. Black Sheep did a great job on the hospitality design area by mixing the heritage preservation with innovation to adapt to all kinds of moods: different settings and areas were created so that you can choose the one that suits you best.
The Perfectionists’ Café
Heston Blumenthal’s restaurant in Heathrow’s Terminal II is a must for all 60’s and 70’s lovers. The hospitality design concept by Afroditi Krassa is taken by the menu itself: a true Modern British style that was born on those two decades, distinguishing Great Britain from the rest of Europe. Celebrating the iconic chef, the open kitchen is the centerpiece of the design and even the table lighting focuses on the dishes.
The Ivy Market Grill
With design concept by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio, The Ivy Market Grill mixes the best of a café, bar, restaurant, lower ground restaurant and terrace in an informal and sophisticated environment, given by elements such as the antique steel and pewter bar and the crackle-glazed tiled panelling Victorian design that runs throughout the café.