Contemporary restaurant design

An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about contemporary restaurant design

Project • By BergmeyerRestaurants

Shake Shack

Like an ideal dining experience, an ongoing design partnership thrives on delivering fresh, high-quality menu offerings with consistent service. Caption Shake Shack's restaurant expansion has been a savory opportunity to introduce the Shake Shack brand experience and serve up its delicious menu items to a growing list of locations all over the USA. Our collaborative project approach and trusted partnership with the fast-casual chain has allowed us to take on many roles with their internal team over the years, including prototype design, implementation, interior design, and project architect, to name a few. Caption While every location consistently delivers on Shake Shack's brand and food service standards, the experiences are un... More

Project • By Taller ADG Alonso de GarayRestaurants

Damian Restaurant

Damian is found within the Arts District of Los Angeles, California. This zone currently holds an outstanding number of repurposed industrial warehouses, which have brought new businesses, such as art galleries, workshops, restaurants, and coffee shops, preserving the neighborhood’s essence; having become a hot spot for the culinary culture, filled with art on every corner, displaying buildings with beautiful brick walls, as well as factories and warehouses built at the beginning of the 20th century.  Onnis Luque The restaurant lies in the intervention of an old warehouse, preserving the building’s original configuration, thus producing a modern space with an industrial setting, creating a unique place to dine at. Tha... More

Project • By DEEPSTREAM DESIGNS, INCShopping Centres


Unlike anything else in the region, Uncork’d features stunning wood décor, an enormous wine barrel ceiling, 40 craft beer taps, a wall of wine machines, a bourbon tap, outdoor patio, cigar room, live music, mouthwatering tapas and full plates. Caption An important feature of Uncork’d, in addition to its wide selection of wine, beer and food, is casual evenings on the open patio enclosed by planter-ballasted screen wall relaxing by the fire.   Caption The designers converted a wide sidewalk between the restaurant and parking area, using DeepStreams's modular anodized aluminum screen wall mounted seamlessly to Mariner recycled plastic planters, to create this special landscaped outdoor space to expand... More


The Caboose at Cricket Square

Cricket Square gets its name from old cricket pitch that historically sat on the site at the turn of the 19th to 20th century. Established in 1994, developer King Flowers set out to offer a perfectly balanced and scaled environment for Grand Cayman’s professional business community. Caption Along with high-quality architecture, construction and landscaping, Cricket Square has established a carefully considered mix of facilities to support the Island’s most progressive and successful firms. Caption Home to several restaurants, the Caboose is one that allowed the architects and designers to literally break out of the walls to create an upscale outdoor eatery with flexible floor plan created with DeepStream’s cust... More

Project • By DesignCaseRestaurants

Chloe Restaurant

The chef/owner of Chloe has a strong affinity for design that is seemingly simplistic with warmth and texture; similar to his outstanding menu. It was important for the material pallet to be minimal with a maximum impact on experience. Jennifer Chase Photography Creating an intimate space with so many large windows was our biggest design challenge. However, we were able to achieve the goal by selecting materials that provide warmth both with daylight (for brunch service) and the warm glow of the lighting design. The toffee colored floor,warm grays, leather texture paired with the lighter textured wood walls and plant wall provide warmth with subtle pop. Jennifer Chase Photography The material pallet for the project is a simple o... More

NewsNews • 20 Sep 2021

Tomacado (Shanghai IFC) combines restaurant with flower shop in this heavenly and peaceful urban retreat

Led by Xu Liang, Liang Architecture Studio designed the  new Tomacado restaurant Shanghai’s International Finance Center (IFC) as a destination that combines catering services with a flower shop in a  heavenly and peaceful retreat form the noisy city. Sun Jun Liang Architecture Studio take the approach that space is formed by objects. As such, objects are the basis of functions, and also carriers of the circulation route. The architects explain further that  relationship between objects and vectors can visually bring a strong sense of rhythm to space, blurring interfaces and making spaces more playful. Sun Jun The designers integrated the natural form and beauty of flowers into the space through deconstructi... More

Project • By KARMAN SrlRestaurants

Peter Brunel Restaurant

The “Peter Brunel” restaurant is an elegant villa surrounded by the greenery of Arco, a few kilometers from Lake Garda. This location is full of personality and style and is set in a suggestive and idyllic environment. It was designed to blend a culinary and aesthetic experience into a single path.The restaurant’s style highlights the taste and character of chef Peter Brunel, who wanted to attend to the restaurant's atmosphere in detail, even devoting himself to designing some of the furnishings.The restaurant takes up about two hundred square meters and is designed as a large apartment: it is designed specifically to accommodate guests in the best possible way and accompany them along a specific path through different spa... More

Project • By sait arslan architectsRestaurants

The Kebap Restaurant

The Kebap, located on the sea front overlooking Gümüşsuyu, was designed as two separate floors, a restaurant on the ground floor and a service area on the lower floor. The Kebap has a warm touch with its social table as one of its first examples, Tom Dixon design illuminations, Koleksiyon Mobilya design chairs which were  used for the first time in this project, infinite forest optical illusion covering a wall in the dining area and a special design oven in the shape of the Maiden’s Tower.  More

NewsNews • 30 May 2021

Istetyka restaurant concept combines minimalist with Ukrainian tradition

Decisively minimalist, this modern Kyiv-based eatery by Yakusha Design Studio features an interior of natural and recycled materials enhanced with artisanal objects. The name ‘Istetyka’ combines two Ukrainian words, being to eat and aesthetics. The owners sought to change attitudes towards ready-to-eat food with an interior concept that turns the ordinary into an experience. Yevhenii Avramenko Visitors are welcomed by a laconic entrance of wood, clay walls, and unpressed concrete - all materials original to the building. A small picture depicting bread is a representation of the aesthetic approach to food as an art. Yevhenii Avramenko Functionally, the eatery is divided into three zones. The main area includes a spac... More

NewsNews • 3 May 2021

Masquespacio unveil a sensorial concept for a Spanish fine dining healthy food restaurant

In Huesca, Spain, Masquespacio have completed a concept for a fine dining healthy food restaurant that offers a sensorial experience alongside gastronomy. Like the healthy fare on offer, the architects proposed at the outset to work with 100% natural materials and integrate concepts from nature into the design. Courtesy Masquespacio The Spanish design studio began their design process by investigating the province of Huesca, exploring the beauty of the mountains and parks in its surroundings. Courtesy Masquespacio The colour palette developed for the restaurant is inspired by the earth itself, with different tones of brown and whites as well as greens. A touch of gold is added as an accent.  Forms are mainly organic, using... More

Project • By AB+PartnersRestaurants

Restaurant KIKU

Intimate atmosphere, elegant simplicity and subtlety are three indispensable components of a restaurant. For KIKU restaurant project we have chosen to create an elegant interior in loft style. Bare brick, rough concrete and wood were ennobled by scenographic lighting and fine textiles. We used glass railings in order to give ephemerality to the premises. We have focused on the right partitioning and neutral colours, underlined by warm light. Thus, we have separated the bar area from the rest of the hall by means of lighted shelves that serve as a separating element meant to provide privacy. We totally excluded the opulent details in order to give the premises the atmosphere of peace and comfort necessary for both morning coffee and a dinn... More

Project • By ArchisphereHotels

Hotel Andaz Vienna am Belvedere

Prince Eugene of Savoy, a true cosmopolitan and patron of the arts, inspired the latest hotel project in the luxury & lifestyle category: “Andaz Vienna am Belvedere”, part of a division of the Hyatt Group, with Signa as client. This design line by Hyatt places particular emphasis on embedding properties in the local environment: Vienna’s history is incorporated and continued in the visual narrative. The brand name “Andaz” is derived from Hindi and signifies “personal style”. Gabriel Kacerovsky and Claudio Carbone have engaged fully with this ambitious mandate – their designs for “Andaz Vienna am Belvedere” have resulted in a generous lifestyle hotel that impresses not only... More

Project • By CERAMICHE KEOPERestaurants

La Maison du Gourmet Restaurant

In a magnificent renovated farm building in the green Coloreto, at the outskirts of Parma, you will find the La Maison du Gourmet restaurant. The renovation project has been taken care of in every detail with the aim of highlight the strong link to the natural context. A distinctive feature of the architecture is the choice - for the indoor surfaces of the two large dining rooms and elegant lounge bar - of Pietra di Faedis, which is part of the In&Out Percorsi Extra by Ceramiche Keope.The essential style of the restaurant, designed by architects Antonio and Rosario Scalfone, perfectly combines the contemporary and linear look of the furniture with the natural patterns of Pietra di Faedis. The result is a welcoming and refined atmosphere... More

Project • By AssembledgeBars

Cactus Club Cafe: Station Square

Assembledge+ has continued its ongoing collaboration with Cactus Restaurant Group in support of the Vancouver-based company’s expansion throughout British Columbia. Ema Peter Located to the east of Vancouver, in Burnaby, the project seeks to bring the brand’s hallmark formula of upscale, inventive, and global cuisine paired with a high-energy, high-design setting to a neighborhood accessible to a new segment of the city’s residents. Ema Peter With seating for nearly 300 guests both inside and on the patio, the lounge and dining room are clad in the signature material palate, consisting of the cornerstone finishes rift-cut white oak, oil-rubbed bronze, and dark leather. The interior design epitomizes the Cactus... More

Project • By AxolightRestaurants

Restaurant Eventus / Chisinau

Our Skirt pendant lamps, with double lampshade, in warm white fabric, give lightness to the whole dining room of Eventus Restaurant. This place is the ideal location for the most sophisticated receptions. Any detail in the restaurant confirms the taste of elegance and value: from the Villeroly and Boch crockery to the Made in Italy lighting design.   Project by: Studio Design Exclusiv More