From groovy lights to wooden installations, here are our top 10 favourite restaurants.
1. Troll Gate Restaurant by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter
Romsdal Valley, Norway
‘I wanted to make the transition between inside and outside as rich and dynamic as possible,’ says Reiulf Ramstad of his dramatically peaked Troll Gate restaurant and visitors’ centre in Norway’s Romsdal Valley.
2. McDonald’s by Patrick Norguet
If you’re ordering a Big Mac and fries at a new French McDonald’s, you might get a dose of design on side.
3. Café Kureon by Kengo Kuma and Associates
‘It’s building with wood as though it’s masonry,’ says architect Kengo Kuma of his new, Jenga-like café in Toyama, Japan. ‘It’s a unique building method.’
4. Restaurant for CGSH by Roberto Murgia, Fabiola Minas & Simona Oberti
Located in a 1960’s building designed by famous Italian architect Gio Ponti, a new restaurant for the law firm CGSH rests in an expansion of the building’s basement.
5. Viet Hoa Mess by VONSUNG
Instead of an overly flashy, exclusive restaurant, London's Viet Hoa Mess boasts a down-to-earth design with simple hospitality.
6. Zozobra Asian Noodle Bar by BK Architects
An Asian-themed noodle bar in Kfar-Sabba offers diners a dynamic experience that might seem similar to what you’d expect inside a spaceship.
7. Zmianatematu by xm3
On the busiest street in Lodz, a restaurant-gallery is inviting culture and art back to the city.
8. Phill by Nuca Studio
A gourmet restaurant in Bucharest is surprisingly colourful and kid-friendly, as its equipped with a playground, nursery, multipurpose activity room and casual café.
9. Fuuud by Futur2
‘Rather than a recycling exercise, Fuuud is an exercise of reinterpretation,’ say Jordi Canora and Pepe López of Futur2, a Barcelona-based design studio.
10. Jaffa\Tel-Aviv Restaurant by BK Architects
A new restaurant in Tel-Aviv pays homage to the city’s historic charm.