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92 Contemporary Restaurant Designs

From Countryside Cookery Interiors to Surreal Artistic Eateries

— February 19, 2016 — Art & Design
From state of the art open concept kitchens to ultra-minimalist all-white interiors, contemporary restaurant design can emerge from many points of inspiration but share commonalities like a push toward the use recycled materials.

The Forest Restaurant and Bar was a three-month pop-up that ran on the roof of London's Selfridge's department store. The woods-themed culinary event offered outdoor dining in an idyllic setting lined with thin tree trunks and Christmas lights. The stunning contemporary restaurant setting prove that consumers are looking for a more tactile, multi-sensory dining experience with added value from art-inspired decor.

The Coco Club in Bucharest, Romania is an industrial pub experience characterized by its English decor. Inspired by traditional English pubs, the establishment is given an industrial feel with the inclusion of wooden fences inside the bar.
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Italian Chalet-Inspired Eateries
Italian Chalet-Inspired Eateries
The Baita Pop-Up Restaurant is Designed Like an Italian Chalet
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95
Invite-Only Airport Eateries
Invite-Only Airport Eateries
'Classified' is an Upscale Eatery in the Newark International Airport
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94
Minimalist Sushi Bars
Minimalist Sushi Bars
This Restaurnt Puts the Spotlight on the Sushi Chef's Counter
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93
Romantic Catalan Eateries
Romantic Catalan Eateries
This Nagoya Restaurant is Inspired by the Culture of Northeastern Spain
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92
Towering Tropical Eateries
Towering Tropical Eateries
Tavaru is a Restaurant and Bar Located on a Maldives Private Island
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91
Illuminated Canopy Eateries
Illuminated Canopy Eateries
Dream Dairy Farm Restaurant Boasts Contemporary Ceiling Elements
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90
Transformed Repair Shop Restaurants
Transformed Repair Shop Restaurants
The 'Meat West' Restaurant Used to Be a Tram Repair Depot
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89
Sophisticated Italian Bistros
Sophisticated Italian Bistros
This Hamburg Restaurant Boasts an Intimate, Vintage Feel
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88
Alleyway-Inspired Eateries
Alleyway-Inspired Eateries
This Shanghai Restaurant is Part of the Hutong Brand's Expansion
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87
Remodeled Factory Restaurants
Remodeled Factory Restaurants
This Eatery and Meeting Space Used to Exclusively Produce Sausages
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86
Maternal-Inspired Restaurants
Maternal-Inspired Restaurants
The 'Mrs Mi' Eatery was Designed to Honor the Owner's Mother
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85
Retro-Modern European Eateries
Retro-Modern European Eateries
Vondelpark3 by Unlimited Label and OT Design Fuses Old with New
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84
Chic Culinary Art Centers
Chic Culinary Art Centers
This Lima Restaurant is an Ultramodern Whimsical Space
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83
Opulent Glass Eateries
Opulent Glass Eateries
The Guilhermina Restaurant in Sao Paulo is a Rectangular Glass Structure
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82
Folk Art-Inspired Eateries
Folk Art-Inspired Eateries
This Restaurant Adapts Transylvanian Cuisine for the Modern Diner
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81
Angular Woodwork Eateries
Angular Woodwork Eateries
Montreal's Kinoya Restaurant Boasts Complex and Geometric Elements
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80
Retro Art House Cinemas
Retro Art House Cinemas
The Picturehouse Central in London sits in a historic building
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79
National Museum Restaurants
National Museum Restaurants
The Rijks Restaurant Complements the Dutch National Museum
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78
Floating Foggy Restaurants
Floating Foggy Restaurants
Diaoye Niunan in Beijing Lets You Sit on Floating Tables and Chairs
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77
Romantic Spanish Eateries
Romantic Spanish Eateries
This Madrid Restaurant Serves Up Basque and Galician Cuisine
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76
Modern Japanese Lounges
Modern Japanese Lounges
The Sake No Hana Dubai Restaurant Celebrates Contemporary Japanese Cuisine
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75
Hungarian-Asian Bistros
Hungarian-Asian Bistros
The 'Baobao' Restaurant is Adorned with Basket-Weaved Lanterns
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74
Dynamic Geometric Bars
Dynamic Geometric Bars
The Piece of Paradise Bar in Bulgaria Features a 3D Geometric Interior
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73
Cafe-Inspired Noodle Restaurants
Cafe-Inspired Noodle Restaurants
This Taipei Restaurant Features Decor Inspired by the West
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72
Slow-Paced Lifestyle Eateries
Slow-Paced Lifestyle Eateries
Yoshinoya is a New Taipei Restaurant with a Relaxing Atmosphere
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71
Bustling Traditional Establishments
Bustling Traditional Establishments
This Tokyo Restaurant Marries Tradition with Effortless Style
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70
Exposed Kitchen Eateries
Exposed Kitchen Eateries
The 'So 9' Restaurant Serves Upscale Vietnamese Street Food
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Noodle-Covered Interiors
Noodle-Covered Interiors
This Restaurant's Decor is a Tribute to China's Iconic Street Food
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68
Casual Mediterranean Interiors
Casual Mediterranean Interiors
This Italian Restaurant Interior in Kent is Bright and Polished
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67
Cutlery-Adorned Cafes
Cutlery-Adorned Cafes
'Coffee Jobs' Uses Cutlery and Kitchen Tools as Wall Decoration
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66
Candlelit Island Restaurants
Candlelit Island Restaurants
This Ibiza Restaurant is a Stunning, Sophisticated Retreat
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65
Elegantly Topographic Eateries
Elegantly Topographic Eateries
The Finefood Karlek Och Mat Restaurant Design is Landscape-Themed
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64
Rustic Southern Bistros
Rustic Southern Bistros
This Upscale Atlanta Restaurant is Infused with Mediterranean Warmth
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63
Chic National Monument Eateries
Chic National Monument Eateries
This Singapore Restaurant is Located in a National Monument
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62
Eclectic Casual Kitchens
Eclectic Casual Kitchens
This Liverpool Restaurant Boasts a Laid Back, Rustic Feel
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61
Countryside Cookery Interiors
Countryside Cookery Interiors
This Restaurant and Cookery School Features a Contemporary Feel
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Modernized Retro Kitchens
Modernized Retro Kitchens
This Parisian Apartment Boasts Stainless Steel Kitchen Cabinets
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59
Copper-Covered Interiors
Copper-Covered Interiors
'Bandol' is a London Restaurant That Has a Custom Copper Bar Top
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Decaying Restaurant Decor
Decaying Restaurant Decor
Kengo Kuma's Tetchan Eatery is Crafted From Recycled Cords and Cables
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Idyllic Coastal Bakeries
Idyllic Coastal Bakeries
Big Sur Bakery is Located on the Scenic California Highway 1
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Hybrid Bakery-Restaurants
Hybrid Bakery-Restaurants
'189 by Dominique Ansel' is a New Restaurant at The Grove in LA
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Rooftop Restaurant Pop-Ups
Rooftop Restaurant Pop-Ups
The Forest on the Roof is a Dining Experience Atop of Selfridges
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Mine-Inspired Restaurant Interiors
Mine-Inspired Restaurant Interiors
This Brisbane Restaurant is Named After a Former Mining Town
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Antiquated Restaurant Interiors
Antiquated Restaurant Interiors
This Ghent Restaurant Boasts an Understated Yet Worldly Decor
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Canned Seafood Restaurants
Canned Seafood Restaurants
The Tincan Restaurant Seeks to be the Best Provider of Tinned Seafood
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51
Clandestine Retro Speakeasies
Clandestine Retro Speakeasies
This Hong Kong Speakeasy is Hidden Behind a Stamp Shop
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50
Post-Modern Hot Pot Restaurants
Post-Modern Hot Pot Restaurants
This Nanjing Restaurant Features a Host of Suspended Decor
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49
Tropical Oasis Eateries
Tropical Oasis Eateries
This Exotic Restaurant Feels Like Tropical Vacation Getaway
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48
Communal Dining Greenhouses
Communal Dining Greenhouses
The Campobaja Restaurant Offers Industrial Dining in Mexico City
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Second-Hand Clothing Cafes
Second-Hand Clothing Cafes
The Newly Opened 'Pass the Baton' in Kyoto Also Has a Cafe
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46
Organic Entrance Restaurants
Organic Entrance Restaurants
Bindella Osteria in Tel Aviv Has a Welcoming Facade
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45
Modern Vintage Restaurant Decor
Modern Vintage Restaurant Decor
'Basic Projects' Revamped a Diner to Fit a Historic District
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44
Symmetrical Bar Interiors
Symmetrical Bar Interiors
This Rotterdam Restaurant Was Designed by Studio Modijefsky
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Pop Art Burger Joints
Pop Art Burger Joints
This Paris Burger Restaurant Features Bright Geometric Shapes
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42
Vibrant In-Store Restaurants
Vibrant In-Store Restaurants
The Botanic Kitchen is a Nature-infused In-Store Restaurant Concept
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41
Modern Italian Osterias
Modern Italian Osterias
Savio Volpe is a Vancouver Restaurant is Based on Traditional Osterias
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40
Cross-Hatched Restaurant Facades
Cross-Hatched Restaurant Facades
Orenchi Beyond's Exterior Boasts a Wood and Glass Construction
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39
Casual Pop Art Diners
Casual Pop Art Diners
The Lips Restaurant in Hong Kong is Inspired by the Pop Art Movement
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38
Industrial Pub Interiors
Industrial Pub Interiors
'The Coco Pub' Combines Industrial Design with Modern Wood Accents
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37
Food Truck-inspired Restaurants
Food Truck-inspired Restaurants
The Truck De-luxe Restaurant Features a Truck-Inspired Counter
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36
Restaurant Plant Walls
Restaurant Plant Walls
The Great Green Wall in a Beirut Eatery is Made from Six Types of Veggies
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35
Monochromatic Sichuan Eateries
Monochromatic Sichuan Eateries
This Shanghai Restaurant Serves Up Sichuan Dishes in a Modern Space
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Culturally Fused Eateries
Culturally Fused Eateries
The Opso Restaurant Combines Greek and British Design
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Terrarium-Inspired Eateries
Terrarium-Inspired Eateries
This Fusion Restaurant is Housed Inside a Former Warehouse
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Industrial Lab-Inspired Eateries
Industrial Lab-Inspired Eateries
This Munich Restaurant is Located Inside an Ordinary House
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Garden Oasis Restaurants
Garden Oasis Restaurants
This Contemporary Bucharest Restaurant Boasts a Garden Wall
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Artwork-Adorned Restaurants
Artwork-Adorned Restaurants
'Happyhappyjoyjoy' in Amsterdam Has an Asian-Inspired Vibrant Interior
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Opulent Upscale Eateries
Opulent Upscale Eateries
This Jakarta Restaurant Boasts a Two-Storey Wine Cellar
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Chic Alleyway Restaurants
Chic Alleyway Restaurants
El Papagayo is a Stunning Eatery Tucked Away in Córdoba, Argentina
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Exclusive Museum-Inspired Eateries
Exclusive Museum-Inspired Eateries
This Istanbul Restaurant is a Stunning and Moody Affair
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Luxuriously Reflective Restaurants
Luxuriously Reflective Restaurants
Jouin Manku Designs an Opulently Futuristic Dining Interior
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Vintage Ballroom Bistros
Vintage Ballroom Bistros
Wright & Company is an Exciting Detroit Restaurant with Stunning Decor
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Whimsical Health Restaurants
Whimsical Health Restaurants
Not Guilty Experiments with Fun Restaurant Design Ideas
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Elegant Concept Restaurants
Elegant Concept Restaurants
Spring Restaurant at Somerset House is a Luxurious French Eatery
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Luxurious Italian Diner Interiors
Luxurious Italian Diner Interiors
This Chic Restaurant in Amsterdam Blends Old and New World Charm
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Repair Shop Cafes
Repair Shop Cafes
The Roadside Torque Coffee Shop is Convenient for Commuters
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Graffiti-Covered Interiors
Graffiti-Covered Interiors
This Chic Hotel Restaurant Features a Doodle-Covered Interior
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Sentimental Industrial Restaurants
Sentimental Industrial Restaurants
The Mott 32 Restaurant References Rich Cultural History
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Fun House Restaurants
Fun House Restaurants
Fiii Fun House in Buenos Aires is a Kid-Centric Eatery with Swings
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Residential Restaurant Decor
Residential Restaurant Decor
Bourne &Hollingsworth's Interior Resembles a Traditional Living Room
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Intimate Open-Kitchen Eateries
Intimate Open-Kitchen Eateries
This Washington DC Restaurant Has the Atmosphere of a Homey Kitchen
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Warm Asian Eatery Interiors
Warm Asian Eatery Interiors
This Prague Restaurant is Inspired by Traditional Asian Ingredients
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Surreal Artistic Eateries
Surreal Artistic Eateries
This Salvador Dali-Inspired Restaurant Pays Homage to the Great Artist
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Atmospheric Timber Restaurants
Atmospheric Timber Restaurants
This Elwood Restaurant Celebrates the Suburb's Literary History
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Exquisite Casual Trattorias
Exquisite Casual Trattorias
La Bottega Trattoria is an Elegant Casual Italian Restaurant in Geneva
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Textured Restaurant Interiors
Textured Restaurant Interiors
This Guadalajara Restaurant Boasts a Stylish Rustic Texture
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Street Art Restaurants
Street Art Restaurants
BIBO Restaurant was Designed by Substance Creative Agency
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Foliage-Filled Restaurants
Foliage-Filled Restaurants
This Greenhouse Restaurant Design is Calming and Unique
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Contemporary Industrial Markets
Contemporary Industrial Markets
This Mexico City Restaurant Features a Vertical Vegetable Garden
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Ancient Art Restaurant Interiors
Ancient Art Restaurant Interiors
The Beef & Liberty Restaurant Contains Medieval-Inspired Art
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Industrial Restaurant Interiors
Industrial Restaurant Interiors
This Fast Food Eatery Boasts a Chic Vintage Interior
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Monochromatic Eatery Interiors
Monochromatic Eatery Interiors
The Eat Rice & Noodle Restaurant Uses One Color for Decoration
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Modern Industrial Grill Restaurants
Modern Industrial Grill Restaurants
Hurricane's Grill is a Steak and Ribs Restaurant in Jakarta
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Deceptive Restaurant Facades
Deceptive Restaurant Facades
This Thai Grocery Stall Hides an Upscale Hong Kong Restaurant
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Industrial All-Day Cafes
Industrial All-Day Cafes
This Bar and Restaurant in Gdyna, Poland Boasts a Vintage Aesthetic
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Simplistic Fast Food Restaurants
Simplistic Fast Food Restaurants
The 'Simple' Restaurant Keeps Things Straight-Forward
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