There is more to going to a restaurant than just the food. Granted, that is quite important, but I love going into a place that is just filled with ambiance and little vignettes. I can just imagine myself photographing places like that. My interest is a bit quirky, but after searching the internet, here are 5 Beautiful Restaurants, that I like.
Eden Collective – Newcastle
This place came to my attention via my LinkedIn feed. Eden, in Newcastle, is a morning till night venue. You can go there for breakfast and stay there to party until the next morning. I love the decor with all the flowers and colors and with a tree through a table. I think the mix of colors, light, and fittings makes this a space I really want to visit.
Haz Bar & Restaurant, London
A London based Meditteranean restaurant, Haz, Plantation Place can hold up to 160 people. I love the dark wood ceiling leading to that huge light source. Then the little splashes of orange in the bar stools are lovely accents. But I think, most of all, I like the texture of all the materials in this space. I could just imagine coming here with my family for some good Turkish food. This looks like a very inviting space.
Ichibuns – London
I know it sounds like something you don’t want, but Ichibuns in London is a luxury fast-food spot that I think I need to visit! To me, it looks like a mad space that I need to see. It’s a 3 story space paying homage to the post-war culture of Japan, with nods to retro American diners pared back with Japanese-style granite, and madcap collages of Japanese fishing flags and manga cartoons adorning the walls. It looks to me like a really fun space to visit, and I would LOVE to photograph this place.
Mei Um – London
Built-in a Grade II8/listed heritage building – the 1922 former headquarters of the Port of London Authority – the designers took inspiration from the building’s heritage as a gateway for merchants from the east and west and the restaurant name Mei Ume, which is a combination of the Japanese and Chinese language words for Plum Blossom. This space just oozes luxury. From the dark colors used in the furniture and paneling to the prints on the walls. It is just a beautiful, sophisticated space.
The Good Egg – London
All baby pinks and turquoise, the Good Egg is definitely an eye-catching look for a place to have brunch. It has a hint of mid-century American diner too which I love. It invokes memories of the mid 90’s places I’d hang out in. And looking through their Instagram feed, this seems to be a ‘grammers dream place too.
So there you have it. 5 Restaurants in the UK that I think are quite eye-catching. What do you think? Have I missed your favorite off? Let me know in the comments and I’ll look at adding it in a further post.