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These 4 London Restaurants offer not only amazing food and service but an exclusive interior design that makes them different from the rest of the restaurants and attracts customers over the years. The interior in every one of them creates a certain mood achieved by different lighting schemes, custom made furniture and dramatic themes.
1. Nobu London Berkeley Street is one of the city’s most fashionable restaurants. It is owned by Japanese celebrity sushi chief Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert de Niro and restaurateur Drew Nieporent. It was designed by designer David Collins and inspired by the natural curves and silhouettes of Japanese woods and forests.
Photographs by Simon Upton
2. The £25 million restaurant and club DSTRKT in London offers not only exclusive blend of continental cuisine but spectacular interior, designed by the Bulgarian design company IDEA. The venue was voted Best New Restaurant and Club 2012. The design company IDEA has created the lighting, interior design and the whole layout of the space. The focal point in the restaurant is a giant chandelier created by abstract hand-blown crystal forms fitted with LED pixels.
3. The restaurateur Mourad Mazouz with the help of the designers Noe Duchaufour Lawrance and Gabhan O’Keefe have created Sketch which is a complex and unique venue – a travel in space and time – opened in 2002. It is a combination of 2 restaurants, 2 bars and a patisserie. The renovation of the Grade II listed building took two years and around £10 million to be completed. They have kept the skylights, the mosaic floors and the murals.
– The Gallery is a restaurant that operates as a video-art gallery during the day. All the walls are covered with padded leather panels.
– The Lecture room has been designed by interior designer Gabhan O’Keefe who created a sophisticated and exclusive dining room. The armchairs are custom-made, covered in chenille.
The East Bar was designed by Noe Duchaufour Lawrance. The unisex rest room of the bar has a unique futuristic design. There are separate enclosures made of opalescent fiberglass.
– The Parlor is the ground floor patisserie which turns into a cocktail bar after 6 pm. Its style is quirky and eccentric where a variety of Louis XV style chairs have been upholstered in textured velvet by Droog Design.
– The Glade is a woodland bar where the customers can be served afternoon tea, comfort food or evening cocktails. It has been created by Carolyn Quartermaine and Didier Mahieu. Their enchanted decoupage fairy tale forest is combined with 50s rattan furniture from South of France.
4. Beach Blanket Babylon is a restaurant that was established first in Notting Hill, London in 1990 and then after its success another restaurant opened doors in Shoreditch. It is a venue that combines everything from a restaurant and a bar to a club where no membership is necessary. Beach Blanket Babylon Shoreditch occupies several floors with lots of intimate spaces blending Boho Chic, French Country and Rococco style.
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