Astor Grill in Doha, Qatar
Hungry customers that come to the Astor grill at the St. Regis Doha are bound to be impressed. Although the restaurant’s name is a tribute to the chain’s founder (John Jacob Astor IV), the interior was designed by the Rockwell Group Europe. In the entrance there is a 16 foot tall curved sculptural installation, inspired by the work of Tony Cragg, a british artist.
Ma Cocotte in Paris, France
A bustling new restaurant designed by Philippe Starck. It is a casual interior furnished with objects Starck sourced from the neighbouring Paul Bert and serpette markets.
Nomad in New York, New York
In the NoMad hotel, there is a restaurant as detailed as a richly detailed European grand hotel. Designed by Jacques Garcia, it is loaded with a sense of history and tradition. There is a 24-foot-long mahogany bar, decorated with carved elephants. There is also a large fireplace, with an antique stone mantle imported from a French chateau.
5 Cinco in Berlin, Germany
This restaurant is located in the Das Stue Hotel. It features sober architecture updated with contemporary details. It was designed by Patricia Urquiola, and has a very daring crocodile head sculpture in the lobby. The dining room has a cluster of copper pots as lamps, referencing chef Perez’s home country.
La Maison 1888 in Da Nang, Vietnam
Bill Bensley had designed this restaurant, and it is an architectural take on French Colonial design, seen though a contemporary lens. One of the greatest aspects of the restaurant is the lamps that look like birdcages, completed with the shadows of fake birds.
Troll Wall in Romsdal, Norway
The Troll Wall is the highest vertical rock face in Europe. The visitor centre and cafeteria was designed to resemble the cliffs that surround it. Designed by Reiulf Ramstad, it is a very modernist gift shop. The dining area features a breathtaking view, having one wall entirely made up of glass.