Today restaurants are not only a place for eating. They are the most attractive architectural embodiment which lure people to come and spend time there. Eat, Shop Drink by Philip Jodidio, and published by TASCHEN, gathers the restaurants, shops and bars with the most visually striking interiors in the world.
Designed by Odile Decq Benoit Cornette, L’Opéra Restaurant in Paris occupies the space where horse-drawn carriages would enter Opéra Garnier.
Designed by Estudio Nómada, the Canteen at the City of Culture of Galicia includes a retail space, cafe and bar. The designers decorated it with the trees the otherwise vacant space without hampering the light.
Designed by Moatti-Riviere, S.T.A.Y. and Sweet Shop in Beirut is a tea shop and restaurant.
Best known as a director, David Lynch, in collaboration with Raphael Navot, designed the Parisian bar Silencio. On Rue Montmartre, the bar also participates in the art and cultural events in the city by occasionally hosting events that promote artists’ work.
Designed by Jean Nouvel, Le Loft Restaurant is located on the 18th floor of the Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom, in the center of the Austrian capital. Its dining room’s roof, which is the most attractive feature of the restaurant, is designed by multimedia artist Pipilotti Rist.
The ‘Nothing Happens for a Reason’ installation, displayed in Turku’s Logomo Café, was designed by the Finnish design firm Artek in 2011. Interior designer Tobias Rehberger combined visitors’ perception and methods drawn from British Second World War camouflage techniques to decorate this amazing inner space.
Designed by Marcio Kogan, L’AND Vineyards in the Alentejo area of Portugal includes a 22-suite hotel and residential development, a spa, a restaurant and lounge.
Designed by Tom Dixon, the Tazmania Ballroom in Hong Kong features rough concrete, mirror cladding and metal finishes.
Designed by Isay Weinfeld, the Hotel Fasano Las Piedras is located near the coastal resort of La Barra in Uruguay. The hilltop restaurant is mounted on a rough, stacked-stone structure with dark wood panelling and glass walls.
The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong hotel, which expands from floors 102-118 of the skyscraper, is one of the tallest hotels in the world. The bar you see in the picture is on the 118th floor of Kowloon’s International Commerce Center.