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Restaurant Interior Designs

Major Dining Projects from around the world

post updated 6 Sep 2020

Restaurant Design

e-architect choose what we feel are the key examples of Restaurant Design across the globe.

We cover completed buildings, new interior designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions for restaurants across the world. The focus is on contemporary Restaurants.

We have 2 pages of Restaurant Architecture selections.

Restaurant Interior : news + key projects (this page)

Restaurant Design : A-Z

Restaurant – Latest Designs

Restaurant Designs – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

5 Aug 2013
Southwest NY Restaurant, New York, USA
Design: Wid Chapman Architects
Southwest NY Restaurant Interior
photo © Paul Johnson
This freestanding restaurant in Battery Park represents a rebranding of a highly successful “Tex-Mex” restaurant that had existed nearby for over a decade.The challenge was to make the spaces feel distinct from one another while united by a cohesive theme, using rustic materials in unusual ways to create an upscale vibe.

28 Jun 2013
Favelous 963, Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Pop up restaurant
Design: Favelous, Architects
Favelous 963 Pop-up Restaurant in Amsterdam
photo : Arne Kuilman
What can you make out of 900 meters of split bamboo, 600 meters of black rope and 300 meters of damaged bicycle tires collected from the local stores? The Favelous team made a pop-up restaurant at Mediamatic Fabrique.

20 May 2013
Jamie’s Italian Aberdeen, Scotland
Design: Stiff & Trevillion Architects
Jamie’s Italian Aberdeen Restaurant
photo © Keith Hunter
Jamie’s Italian Aberdeen
The restaurant occupies the first and second floors of the Union Street frontage of the old Esslemont and Macintosh department store. This was a retail landmark in the city and is a listed building. The design respects the original building, and restores the windows, cast iron structure and wooden floors. The exterior will be repaired and cleaned and the original mosaic signage retained.

24 Apr 2013
1090 Rochus, Bauernfeldplatz, Vienna, Austria
Design: Söhne & Partner Architekten
Rochus Restaurant Interior
photo : Severin Wurnig
Rochus Restaurant
When planning this building the instructors made a great effort to include all different requirements in the project without, however, neglecting the idea of a unified architectural line. So when the general refurbishment on Bauernfeldplatz in 1090 Vienna started it was important to connect the different levels and to open up the restaurant towards the road space in the foreground. A special element of the building is the sun garden from 1913.

19 Mar 2013
Il Milione Hong Kong
Architects: Design LSM
Hong Kong Restaurant Design
photograph courtesy of architects
Il Milione Restaurant
Elegant interior by English architects: “Il Milione was a challenging project, not least because of its location, relative to where the design was being developed. The building had limited natural light and a low, fixed ceiling height. This was overcome by the inventive use of indirect lighting and reflective ceiling features, which accentuate the space”.

13 Feb 2013
Barbouni Beach Restaurant, Costa Navarino, Greece
Design: K-STUDIO
Barbouni Costa Navarino
photograph © Yiorgos Kordakis
Greek Beach Restaurant
The major challenge in the design for this building was dealing with the dominant natural conditions: the burning 40-degree midday sun and the notorious ‘Meltemi’ summer wind. Rather than blocking the effects of these natural forces, the architects welcomed them, embracing their qualities, adding them to their palate of materials, and turning them to the advantage of the design.

5 Jul 2012
French Restaurant, Seoul, South Korea
BANG by MIN emerging design group
French Restaurant Interior in Gangnam-gu Seoul Korea
image : Choi, Jungwoo
French Restaurant in Seoul
‘La Ville de Pins’ is a French Restaurant Remodeling project in Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, which is the hottest district at metropolitan area in the city of Seoul, Korea. “I thought that the conciseness might tell the message more strongly in the age when the extraordinary designs are rampant formatively and visually. Therefore, I designed this space only with white color and shapes of extremely moderated straight line on the whole”.

26 Mar 2012
Sake MANZO, Beijing, China
Beijing Matsubara and Architects
Sake MANZO Restaurant Interior
photograph : Misae HIROMATSU
Sake MANZO, Beijing
This is a renovation project of an old building made into a Japanese restaurant. As Manzo Bar (design by BMA 2005) was to move, the architects were requested to design the interior space again. In April 2011, the project started from demolishing the interior decoration of the former Chinese restaurant.

29 Feb 2012
NOMA Lab, Copenhagen, Denmark
NOMA Lab building
picture : Adam Mørk
NOMA Restaurant
Interior by 3XN for NOMA Restaurant’s food lab unites the creative worlds of gastronomy and architecture in a modern expression of the Nordic aesthetic.

Recent Restaurant Designs

14 Sep 2011
Rocksalt Restaurant, Folkestone, England
Guy Hollaway Architects
Rocksalt Kent
photo from Guy Hollaway Architects
New Restaurant Design
Guy Hollaway Architects’ design for Folkestone’s new high-profile restaurant – Rocksalt – has been completed. The architects’ thoughtful and well-executed design elevates the harbour-side building on a pale green slate plinth and cantilevers it out over the water, creating 430 sqm of space and offering visitors stunning views.

21 Apr 2011
Garden Restaurant, Kiev, Ukraine
4a Architekten
Garden Restaurant Interior Kiev
photo : beproactiv
Garden Restaurant Kiev
The location of this restaurant – a green space surrounded by historical buildings at the heart of Kiev – and the old trees with their protective canopy of leaves have helped shape the spot and give it its unique atmosphere. The central concern of the Stuttgart architects was to capture these characteristic features and further enhance them with a sensitive approach to the overall design.

Restaurant Interiors

Featured Restaurant Buildings & Designs, alphabetical:

BIKO Mexico – Restaurant interior, Mexico
entasis arquitectos
BIKO Restaurant design
picture from architect
BIKO interior

Café Estação Ciência, São Paulo, Brazil
Una Arquitetos
Brazilian cafe
photo : Bebete Viégas
São Paulo Café

OCA restaurant, Mexico City, Mexico
Entasis Arquitectos
OCA restaurant Mexico
photograph : Jaime Navarro
OCA restaurant

Sarou Houmura – cafe & gallery, Japan
Nakayama Architects
Sarou Houmura cafe
picture from architect
Sapporo cafe building, Sapporo

Sequel, New Delhi, India
Sequel New Delhi
photo from architect
New Delhi Restaurant

SHO Shaun Hergatt – restaurant, Manhattan, NY, USA
Robert D. Henry Architects
SHO Shaun Hergatt
picture from architect
SHO Shaun Hergatt, New York City

Städelsches Kunstinstitut, Germany

Stadelsches Kunstinstitut interior
photo © Adrian Welch
Stadelsches Kunstinstitut cafe interior

Tori-Tori Restaurant, Mexico City
Michel Rojkind Arquitectos
photo : Paul Rivera © rojkind arquitectos
Tori-Tori Restaurant design

More interior design projects online soon

Bar Designs


Hotel Buildings

Other Restaurant Architecture – no images, alphabetical:

Monsoon, Sapporo, northern Japan
Zaha Hadid Architects

Oloroso Restaurant & Bar, Edinburgh New Town, Scotland, UK
Richard Murphy Architects
Oloroso : contemporary Scottish interior

More Restaurant Designs + Cafés Interiors welcome

Edinburgh Restaurants

Glasgow Restaurants

Buildings / photos for the Contemporary Restaurant InteriorCafés Architecture page welcome