The most beautiful restaurants in the world
The authoritative magazine for interior design Architectural Digest published a review of restaurants with the best design. Note that for their list, the experts of the magazine chose institutions that opened in 2012.
Grill Astor, Doha
Visitors to the Grill Astor restaurant at St. Regis in Doha is always amazed at the unique design created by the creators of Rockwell Group Europe. The guests seem to be enveloped in a huge textured statue 16 feet high. The Grill Astor menu is based on the culinary masterpieces of Escoffier – a French legend among chefs and gourmets, offering you to try the best traditional dishes, such as lobster soup, elite tenderloin and the finest suzette pancakes with orange jam and liquor. In addition, the open kitchen of the restaurant allows guests to observe the fascinating process of cooking, turning this action into an unobtrusive presentation.
Ma Cocotte, Paris
Of course, an important place in the ranking is occupied by the institution from design guru Philippe Starck. Ma Cocotte, which in French is an affectionate appeal to her lover (literally – “My Chicken”), is located next to the famous Paris Saint-Ouen flea market. It is not surprising that Philip Stark used a lot of antique objects found at the flea market in his design: books, photographs, antique furniture and dishes.
The designer says that in a new project he realized his childhood dream. The restaurant is designed for 250 guests and is divided into two spaces: an industrial loft and two terraces.
The chef of the institution was Yannick Papin, who was in charge of the restaurant Bon. The menu is characterized as “classic Parisian cuisine”, the price range is from 20 to 60 euros.
NoMad, New York
French designer Jacques Garcia did not spare expensive materials and precious wood and stone for the interior of NoMad restaurant. What is the long red bar counter, which is guarded by carved elephants. A separate cozy room with a Persian carpet radiates heat even when firewood does not burn in an amazing antique fireplace, clearly taken out of the French castle.
This is the first restaurant outside of Spain where famous Catalan chef Paco Perez conjures dishes. 5-Cinco is located in the chic new Das Stue Hotel in Berlin, in the former building of the Danish Embassy. The first thing that catches your eye in the restaurant is a huge lamp made of many copper pots, jugs and other household utensils.
La Maison 1888, Da Nang
The project of the 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 designed to become the new star of the East. The luxury hotel is located in the Vietnamese city of Da Nang 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 chic La Maison 1888 restaurant. Michael Roux, the owner of three Michelin stars, has become his chef. La Maison 1888 serves French cuisine and Vietnamese national delicacies with colonial French-style interiors. The guests of the restaurant eat dishes sitting on chairs made in the style of Louis XVI of Bourbon, and completely forget that they are not in Europe, but in “shocking” Asia.
In Norway, the Troll Wall is very popular among extreme tourists. It is called so not because trolls climb it, but because it is part of the Trolltinden massif. This highest (1100 m above sea level) stone wall in Europe is located on the west coast of Norway, in the Ramsdal area.
At the foot of this holy place for climbers, an elegant restaurant complex was built. The mirror facade of the Trollwall restaurant reflects the grandeur of a grandiose stone wall. The sharp rise of the roof conceptually fits into the local landscape. In addition to the restaurant, the building also housed a gift shop, an information center and a video room where you can watch short informative films about the Troll Wall.
Brasserie Zédel, London
The London restaurant (bar, cafe and cabaret) Brasserie Zédel, whose interior design is made in the style of French Art Deco, with old 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.
Volkshaus Basel, Basel
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 more. A nice addition is a large terrace, and benches and tables – as if from a park.