First impressions, when walking into any restaurant, are vital. Before experiencing the excellence of the service and your taste buds are tickled by the tasty fare, the design of a restaurants interior will be the first thing to catch your eye. Diners taste in décor is bound to be different, just like you’d expect with their taste in food. Some will be wanting a contemporary feel. While others, something more traditional. The UK is lucky enough to have some great interior designers. Many of which have been able to showcase their talent in some of London’s most beautifully designed restaurants. Neo-classic, themed, oriental, French-chic and everything in between can be found in London. Here are three favourites.
Berners Tavern – 10 Berners Street W1
Be prepared to have your breath taken away not just by the menu, lovingly prepared by Michelin starred chef Jason Atherton. Your surroundings are also a feast for the eye. Over the years it has received countless awards, as well as getting a mention in popular publications. For example, Marie Claire featured it as one of “34 Seriously cool places to have brunch in London”. Tatler also included it in a list of “The 13 poshest breakfasts in London”. The walls are filled with beautiful paintings. In fact, there’s very little space in between them all. Such fine artwork is complemented by the ornate ceilings and majestic chandeliers.
Beach Blanket Babylon – 45 Ledbury Road W11
Looking for something a little bit quirky? BBB, as it is fondly called by the regulars, is most certainly something different. Located in Notting Hill, you’re going to be expecting a special kind of vibe. The Georgian mansion in which it is set provides a cool, hip environment, whatever time of day it is. Diners are entertained in a variety of different themed rooms, including the crypt, bathroom and chapel. For some, the interior designs will be a little confusing. However, there will be plenty more who find the Rococo, country château and Baroque mixture enthralling.
Sea Containers Restaurant – 20 Upper Ground, SE1
The name of the restaurant gives away its location. The former Sea Containers House in London SE1. It has recently enjoyed a revamp with Tom Dixon at the helm, taking on the theme of transatlantic ocean travel as its theme. The moment you cross the threshold you’ll be transported back in time and easily imagine yourself on-board an ocean liner. You’re guided through into the restaurant by a copper-clad hull. There’s even a Yellow Submarine above the bar to continue the maritime theme.
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