Communal Eating

Communal tables bring sociability back to restaurant dining

Implications - Once associated mainly with beer halls and college cafeterias, communal dining has reemerged in the restaurant world as a means to cultivating a feeling of larger community. However fleeting, the reemergence of communal eating transforms conventional dining experiences into a marketplace for human relationships. This progression speaks to the interest in cultivating organic offline interaction in an increasingly online world and the desire for community experiences without long-term commitments.
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Airport Food Halls - This Helsinki Airport Restaurant is Almost a Vacation in Itself
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Warm 6,502 Clicks Pub: May 3, 15
Airport Food Halls
This Helsinki Airport Restaurant is Almost a Vacation in Itself
This Helsinki Airport restaurant and food court is an expertly designed take on pre-flight dining. Designed by Finnish interiors firm Amerikka, the space is defined by its stunning bar, elegant... [More]
Eclectic Asian Eateries - This Food Bazaar in Thailand Recreates the Experience of Chinatown Indoors
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Average 2,233 Clicks Pub: Aug 12, 15
Eclectic Asian Eateries
This Food Bazaar in Thailand Recreates the Experience of Chinatown Indoors
The prospect of finding delicious food is usually what draws people towards a food bazaar, but this food court in Thailand appeals to more than one of the senses with its unique design. The Thai... [More]
Contemporary Industrial Markets - This Mexico City Restaurant Features a Vertical Vegetable Garden
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Average 11,877 Clicks Pub: Apr 28, 15
Contemporary Industrial Markets
This Mexico City Restaurant Features a Vertical Vegetable Garden
This Mexico City restaurant is designed like a market in order to encourage fluid interactions between patrons. Created to serve as a pinnacle of Mexican culinary excellence and a pillar of the... [More]
Communal Garden Eateries - The Erba Brusca Restaurant Boasts Organic Ingredients & Communal Dining
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Mild 3,450 Clicks Pub: Oct 18, 15
Communal Garden Eateries
The Erba Brusca Restaurant Boasts Organic Ingredients & Communal Dining
Erba Brusca is a community-focused eatery in Milan, which uses its menu to create the wholesome decor. Taking inspiration from the vibrant and fresh ingredients, the eatery focuses on natural... [More]
Staff Food Hall Makeovers - Fortnum & Mason's Staff Restaurant Has Undergone an Overhaul
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Untested 414 Clicks Pub: Dec 7, 15
Staff Food Hall Makeovers
Fortnum & Mason's Staff Restaurant Has Undergone an Overhaul
Gourmet food department store Fortnum & Mason’s recently relied on the expertise of London-based architecture firm Jump Studios to overhaul its sixth floor staff restaurant. The newly... [More]
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