The most beautiful restaurants in the world
The authoritative interior design magazine Architectural Digest has published a review of restaurants with the best design. Note that for their list of experts, the magazine chose establishments that opened in 2012.
Visitors to the Grill Astor Restaurant at the St. Regis in Doha is always amazed by the unique design that was created by the creative team from Rockwell Group Europe. Guests are enveloped by a huge textured statue 16 feet high. The Grill Astor menu is based on the eskofier culinary masterpieces, a French legend among chefs and gourmets, offering you to taste the best traditional dishes such as lobster soup, elite tenderloin and the finest suzette pancakes with orange jam and liqueur. In addition, the open kitchen of the restaurant allows guests to observe the fascinating process of cooking, turning this action into an unobtrusive presentation.
Of course, an important place in the ranking is taken by the institution of design guru Philippe Starck. Ma Cocotte, which in French is affectionate appeal to his beloved (literally – “My chicken”), is located next to the famous Paris flea market Saint-Ouen. It is not surprising that in his design, Philippe Starck used a variety of antiques found at the flea market: books, photographs, antique furniture and dishes.
The designer says that in the new project he has realized his childhood dream. The restaurant has a capacity of 250 guests and is divided into two spaces: an industrial loft and two terraces.
The restaurant’s chef was Yannick Papin, who was in charge of the kitchen of the Bon restaurant. The menu is characterized as “classic Parisian cuisine”, the price range is from 20 to 60 euros.
French designer Jacques Garcia did not regret expensive materials and precious wood and stone for the interior of the NoMad restaurant. That only costs a long red bar, which is guarded by carved elephants. A separate cozy room with a Persian carpet radiates heat even when the firewood is not burning in an amazing antique fireplace, clearly removed from the French castle.
This is the first restaurant outside of Spain, where the famous Catalan chef Paco Perez conjures dishes. 5 Cinco is located in the luxurious new hotel Das Stue in Berlin, in the former building of the Danish embassy. The first thing that catches the eye in the restaurant is a huge lamp made of a variety of copper pots, jugs and other household utensils.
The project of a new luxury hotel was developed by the most famous designer and architect of Asia, Bill Bensley. The construction of the complex lasted six years. Today InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort is intended to become a new star of the East. The luxury hotel is located in the Vietnamese city of Danang on the Son Tra peninsula. This place is famous for its picturesque nature, fantastic landscapes and clean air.
The luxurious hotel, which is a complex of mansions, houses the posh restaurant La Maison 1888. Michael Chef, the owner of three Michelin stars, became his chef. In La Maison 1888, French cuisine and national Vietnamese delicacies are served against the backdrop of colonial French-style interiors. Guests of the restaurant eat dishes while sitting in Louis XVI Bourbon style chairs, and completely forget that they are not in Europe, but in “shocking” Asia.
In Norway, Wall of Trolls is very popular among extreme tourists. It is called so not because trolls climb it, but because it is part of the Troltinden mountain range. This is the highest (1100 m above sea level) stone wall in Europe located on the west coast of Norway, in the Ramsdal region.
At the foot of this holy place for climbers, an elegant restaurant complex was built. The grandeur of the Trollwall restaurant reflects all the grandeur of a grand stone wall. A sharp roof lift conceptually fits into the local landscape. In addition to the restaurant, the building also has a souvenir shop, an information center and a video room, where you can watch short educational films about Troll Wall.
The London restaurant (bar, cafe and cabaret) Brasserie Zédel, whose interior design is in the style of French Art Deco, with vintage posters, carpets and panels, also occupies high positions in the ranking of new restaurants with original design. Every day there are gastronomic trips to Paris of the 30s.
Restaurant Volkshaus Basel in the Swiss town of Basel took the place of the former library. The design is made in a minimalist style: a lot of free space, everything is very simple and nothing superfluous. A nice addition is a large terrace, and benches and tables are like from a park.