Restaurants with unique interior design

There’s nothing better than booking a table at a fancy restaurant and being waited on both hand and foot. We deserve it — removing the stress of doing the cooking and then cleaning up makes for a remarkable experience. Although the main added benefit of dining out is being able to laze around, drink some good wine and eat delicious food; while the interior design of a restaurant can also influence the experience.

Quality kitchen designers, Harvey Jones, take a look at some of the world’s most renowned restaurants.

Ammo Restaurant, Hong Kong

If you’re a lover of Leonardo DiCaprio’s Great Gatsby, then you must live it up at the Ammo Restaurant in Hong Kong. Abbreviated from Asia, Modern, Museum, and Original; the contemporary restaurant and bar is located on a former explosives compound — generating a much more thrilling escapade.

You may recognize the amazing Gatsby features around this restaurant, but designer Joyce Wang had another inspiration — Alphaville, a film noir. The robust setting includes industrial materials such as copper plumbing pipes that create breathtaking chandeliers shaped like spiral staircases.

No expense was spared on the design of Ammo and Wang developed an urban tone with luxury finishes — while using a mixture of marbles that required an astonishing 30 cuts!

1.    Joben Bistro, Romania

If you’re looking for a more relaxed evening with your pals, there’s no place other than the Joben Bistro. The bistro is located on an urban street and looks like a small and regular café from the outside. But once you enter, the mysterious steampunk vibes are soon unveiled and your smartphone is soon pulled out to start snapping for Instagram.

This restaurant takes a 19th century Britain approach; mixed with a little bit of sci-fi — with inspiration coming from The Time Machine and Around The World In Eighty Days novels. The edgy look highlights the importance of ambient light, which allows the metallic objects to pop off the wall.

The mixture of colours and materials make for a remarkable experience. From floating blimps to rustic bicycles and overcasting lampshades (such as top hat lights), a trip to Joben Bistro is well worth it.

2.    New York Grill, Tokyo

If you want to feel as though you’re on top of the world, head up to the 52nd floor at the Park Hyatt Hotel. With floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the city landscape, booking a table early is recommended to create a remarkable experience.  But the enormous square windows aren’t the only aspect that make the interior so desirable…

Perfect for date nights, the simplicity of the room creates an inclusive experience for all. Simplicity was kept in mind when John Morford designed the restaurant, which was later used as a filming location for the Oscar-winning film, Lost in Translation.

To create an abundance of colour, there are four paintings by artist Vlaerio Adami. Not only does the dining area look extraordinary, the open-kitchen creates a more memorable visit! If you love your wine, this restaurant even has a cellar that can hold up to 1,800 bottles.

3.    Nobu, Dubai

Whether you’re staying at the Atlantis The Palm in Dubai or taking a day trip there — Nobu is a restaurant that you must visit. The restaurant is owned by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa and has been designed to tell a story — in line with its oriental theme throughout. However, with the restaurant being located on the sunny beaches of Dubai, the Rockwell Group that designed the interior kept a collaboration of two countries in mind.

The textures that are used throughout the restaurant reflect the Japanese countryside where Nobu grew up — however, at the same time, they nicely complement and celebrate its location on the beachfront of Dubai. With separate rooms enabling private and communal areas, the interior has been designed to fit all needs.

If you’re a lover of champagne, this is the spot for you as countless are placed on ornate wooden shelves. Splitting this up are misshaped pieces of artwork that are in line with traditional Japanese appeal — blossom flowers. In the centre of the room sits a round table that can accommodate ten people in total, allowing parties to flourish in private. When it comes to the open areas, the space feels more inclusive through the use of three-dimensional abaca panels that have been woven simultaneously to represent the motion of the waves. The wooden tables and panels, accompanied with orange walls create that desert feeling all travelers in Dubai wish for — allowing for a more mesmerising experience.

4.    German Gymnasium, London

If you’re a lover of London, the German Gymnasium is purely beautiful and located between King’s Cross and St. Pancras. Originally built to host Britain’s National Olympic Games, the interior design has developed over time creating a more luxurious venue. What makes the interior of the German Gymnasium so marvelous is the restoration of its historic features, including the cast steel columns and climbing hooks.

There’s an incredibly modern twist to this old building too. The restaurant and bar stands out through its symmetrical design, with two elevating staircases rising at either side of the bar with lighting guiding the way on the flooring. The bar itself is a main focal point, with lit-up shelves stocking the finest (and most colourful) drinks on the market. Bar stools are placed perfectly with circular lamps on the marble counter creating a classier surface.

Bouquet of flowers are the Gymnasiums specialty too as they are carefully placed on top of the table. Other tables around the floor are accompanied with pastel pink chairs which look ever so stylish with the ambient lighting in the room.