We love interiors, especially colourful interiors, but were also foodies and love eating out. Normally the first thing we think about when going to a restaurant is ‘Will the food be nice?’, rather than 'How does the interiors look like?’. But we are firm believers that the combination of good food and a great environment makes a difference.
That’s why we here at Eva Sonaike decided to introduce to you our Top 3 design restaurants around the world.
The first restaurant that caught our attention is the Eclectic restaurant in Paris’15th arrondissement with its 1970s dark and ‘eclectic’ inspired vibe. Tom Dixon has managed to capture the essence of British eccentricity blended with Parisian chic! Its Brass mesh lights are the centre of attention and add an element of futurism to this fine eatery. The raw concrete floors and warm brass panels on the walls go hand in hand with the soft textured furniture that completes the futuristic retro look. We have eaten here and absolutely loved its worldly cuisine ranging from scallop carpaccio to traditional French tartare.
We love the idea of upcycling and transforming the old into something new, that is why the Jane Restaurant in Belgium is another one of our recommendations. Located in a renovated church, the interior is a perfect example of how to create something new from something historical! Designed by Piet Boon Studio, the style of Jane is ‘fine dining meets rock n’ roll’, with its skull neon lights and tattooed etched metal kitchen tables. At the same time the elements of the old church, such as the unique glass stained windows are still kept to create an experience with its historical respected nature combined with contemporary materials. With Asian tendencies in the menu such as raw dishes, this place is perfect for an unforgettable experience.
Coming back to London, our home, which is famous for its amazing skyline and river view. Our current top recommendation is the Dandelion cocktail bar at the Mondrian hotel on the Southbank. With its amazing view of the river Thames and South Bank skyline, Tom Dixon has done it again and created another great space that is inspired by the luxurious cruise liners of the past. With an oddly yet exceptional colour scheme of dark green walls and a bright pink leather seating, Tom Dixon adds his signature with gold and brass accents throughout the bar. With botanical cocktails and exotic flavours, this is a great place to enjoy a glamorous night out.
We here at Eva Sonaike believe that design can create and spark an emotion and feeling which is why these restaurants are our Top 3 Designer Dining.
Let us know if you know any other place you have been that features great design and yummy food! And if we can, we will make a booking and try it out.