Eight beautiful restaurants From Around the World

A restaurant’s decor and styling is just as important as the quality of the food itself. Every detail of the design - the colour scheme, furniture, lighting and flatware - sets the tone for the meal....

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Embrace Nature: The Design Trend for Bathrooms in 2018

Over the past ten years, bathroom design has been following the theme of escapism. Yes the idea of designing a private sanctuary may seem archaic and overdone, but this is the trend that is still taking...

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Why a Spotless Restroom Makes Business Sense

In many areas of today’s modern society, comfort is considered a prerequisite - and increasingly, this is also the case when it comes to people’s expectations of a public or commercial restroom. Whereas the restroom has perhaps...

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Poor lighting is deterring repeat business according to new research from Lyco

Eighty per cent of people who have visited a hospitality venue such as a restaurant, bar, hotel, pub or café within the past 12 months, found the lighting to have had a negative effect on their...

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Bespoke Tiles Lead the Way in Restaurant Design

Top companies such as Pink Mamma (Paris), Ricker Restaurants’ Stoke House, Pizza Express, Nico Osteria and Levi Roots Caribbean Smokehouse are wowing their clients with bespoke tiles featuring their own patterns and colours. Working with design teams...

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Specifier’s Guide to Tiles and Stone

Kickstart Publishing has published the essential 2017 guide for the specification market of tile and stone in print and online. Inside, architects and developers can expect to find pertinent information and insightful commentary on an entire...

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The DNA of Restaurant Design

The world of restaurant design is vast, and it all comes downs to how the information is absorbed. We could feed you facts for days, and statistics to make your mind boggle- but when it comes...

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SOUTH EASTERN INTERIORS T/A SEI DESIGNED AND IMPLEMENTED COLOURFUL INTERIORS FOR CHAI NAASTO INDIAN

India’s distinctive rustic vibe and bright colours inspired Chai Naasto restaurant interior design, which perfectly embody the character, charisma and vibrant passion that India is famous for. SEI designed and managed the fit-out of the restaurant, located...

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6 Steps To Successfully Rebrand Your Restaurant

Branding is everything for a restuarant, and the value of uniformity and consistency can be huge. However, if you have established that the brand is not working for whatever reason, there is a need to go...

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LXA Design Insight – Wyndham Dubai Marina Hotel

"We're delighted to be the design consultant working with The First Group in partnership with Wyndham Hotels, to revitalise Wyndham Dubai Marina’s F&B offer."  The Olive Tree Restaurant for the Wyndham Dubai Marina Hotel is our new...

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Bring more than just light!

Mon Lumi™ is an innovative Lamp, which much more than just light, provides an amazing interactive (or not) video mapping projection on tables or floors, in order to communicate, entertain or simply decorate. This September (26-27) at...

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Top Five Designed Rooftop Restaurants and Bars

An incredible view can hold the power to make restaurant guests pause for a moment and take a deep breath. The view is there, and that’s already drawing the customers in, but that doesn’t mean you...

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JEWEL IN THE CROWN

A pub’s outside space is great for attracting business in summer, but what about all those months when they’re lying empty? An award-winning pub chain is pioneering a new way of attracting extra business, which is proving...

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KFC Launch New Healthy Restaurant

It’s safe to say that KFC is exploding with a huge blash of creativity lately. Ranging from brand names and design to a brilliant online retail store for branded merch that has taken the industry by...

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Global Upholstery Solutions Live Demonstrations

Global Upholstery Solutions, in conjunction with the organisers of the Restaurant Design Show have decided to extend their stand and have a demonstration area with live manufacturing of upholstered products. We will be demonstrating upholstery of...

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Top 10 tips for Al fresco dining

Summer is underway, and although the weather may vary throughout the weeks, it is imperative to make the most of your glorious outside areas to maximise your profits and draw in the customers on those beautiful summer...

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How to design your first restaurant

Design can be such a broad topic with numerous factors that need to be taken into consideration before you can even start thinking about the wall colour. This obviously depends on the specific person in charge....

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The art of design by London's best restaurants

Restaurant design has changed dramatically in the last 15 years, and it doesn't show any signs of slowing down. It may be argued that the since Noma stormed onto the food scene in 2003, the rulebook...

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Giraffe drives global rebrand

There was once a time where pub grub was on the card as a 'treat meal'- but with the increase of migration and travelling influences, restaurants and chefs are offering more sophisticated palates, and more variety...

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Turning Concepts into Reality

Our clients come to us with concepts and ideas knowing we will work tirelessly to find solutions. In any work environment there are four key steps to completing a task. Being presented with a concept, presenting your...

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Unique Designs Right on Your Doorstep: Living Concrete Celebrates Chiswick Showroom Opening

Living Concrete has announced that its Chiswick Showroom is now fully up and running ahead of the company’s appearance at the Restaurant & Bar Design Show.  Living Concrete, a designer and creator of beautiful concrete furniture and...

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100% Natural 100% Zero Maintenance

MOSSwall® is the original and patented preserved moss system and is exclusively represented in the UK by MOSSwall UK Ltd, making their debut at this year’s restaurant design show. MOSSwall® is the original and authentic system of...

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RDA helps launch The Counter Custom Burgers in UK

Family-run firm, Restaurant Design Associates (RDA), was selected by a premium Los Angeles, build-your-own-burger restaurant, to design and fit-out its first ever UK site in Glasgow.   Following appointment by the new store management, Daniel Johns Group,...

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Metal Monkey Designs New Improved Website

We don’t like the grass to grow under our feet – but rather than taking an internal approach to this  – we enlisted the services of an independent external Marketing Consultant – who made a top...

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Durable and Stylish Hospitality Furniture

Operating within a 270,000 square foot production facility, SANDALYECI is a global manufacturer in the hospitality furniture industry.   SANDALYECI combines high-technology manufacturing with expert craftsmanship to create durable wood and metal chairs, tables, booths, and any...

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Dutch Furniture Group designs new Amsterdam restaurant

You can experience the taste of Amsterdam and feel the hospitality in this brand new hotspot (1800 m2). It houses a restaurant, the concept of tasting tables, a seafood bar, a beer and wine world, a...

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Dream Team for Nobu Restaurant

Architect David Rockwell and Chef Nobu Matsuhisa have built their perfect restaurant by teaming up and pulling their design ideas together to open a beautiful and unique Nobu reststaurant. Nobu is a household name, and the...

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Subway Launches New Design

Subway have launched their clean, fresh and forward-thinking design at the ICSC RECon Show in Las Vegas last month. The design has since expanded into stores across america and the UK. The new rebrand included a new...

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Antique Design For The New Ivy Restaurant

The Ivy Cobham Brasserie opened it’s doors with a beautiful and chic new interior design on June 1st to the public. The opening included a VIP lunch with local celebrities, giving them a glimpse of the...

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Instagram takes over Restaurant Design

Has the art of restaurant design changed and now revolves around creating eye-catching photographs for social media fanatics? In a way, for restaurant owners this is free marketing, therefore it would be silly not to think...

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Design Packs A Punch For Boxpark Newcomers

“The independents are up against some top name brands in a space like Boxpark so it’s essential they make an impact,” says Evros Agathou, Creative Director of hospitality design studio, Avocado Sweets.  With 33 food and drink...

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Chieftain Fabrics Leading Manufacturers in Performance Vinyl Fabrics

Not all fabrics are created equally and vinyl fabric is no exception. As vinyl is a synthetic material, it can be manufactured in a number of different ways. Some of the factors that contribute to high...

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LXA Design Insight – Asha’s Restaurant Group

Asha's reputation for superb contemporary Indian cuisine stretches from the Middle East to the North West of England. LXA are working on the successful design development of the brand in Dubai, Qatar, Saudi, Bahrain Kuwait, Manchester...

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Hotel Designs teams up with Restaurant and Bar Design Show

Hotel Designs is an influential and widely-read trade resource targeted at hotels and all of the companies linked to their infrastructure across the globe. Launched in 2001 as a website, Hotel Designs retains a powerful brand...

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Join our Cult?

At Cult we are a group of like-minded individuals who are passionate about design and life. Our exclusive B2B/Trade program is our way of connecting with businesses, brands, interior designers and buyers, to help you realise...

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RDA pops-up with unique solution for Canary Wharf-based law firm

Restaurant Design Associates (RDA) was recently called in by Restaurant Associates – the boutique fine dining arm of Compass Group UK & Ireland – to transform and evolve the catering function of its prestigious client, a...

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Shape and Form with Forbo’s Allura

Playing with scale, direction and combinations across the range, the result is the introduction of new shapes and sizes to the market, alongside digital print options. As Form plays an ever growing part in influencing how interior...

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Designium LTD company to launch:

Learn about Designium and the evolution of its latest creation: " The Eclipse Chair," from initial sketches through to the manufacturing process. Discover the beautiful tactile qualities of this multi material creation, from the slender solid beech...

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Designing your Bar

George Thomas Joinery is one of the UK's leading joinery manufacturers for bespoke commercial applications, providing full production and assembly services that can also include on-site fabrication. We can design and manufacture everything from bespoke one-off...

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Lyco assists in reducing energy consumption across Malmaison and Hotel Du Vin Group

Specialist lighting company Lyco was commissioned to reduce energy consumption across the entire Malmaison and Hotel Du Vin estate by replacing all existing light bulbs with LED alternatives. The hotel group has 31 sites throughout the UK,...

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What's the point in Menu Design?

Not only do you have to consider the restaurant space, interior design and ethos of the restaurant, In the hustle and bustle of trying to get a new restaurant off the ground, one crucial step is...

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A Spotlight on Finishes – Natural Wood Joinery

This year’s strong trends at the Milan Design Week included the use of natural materials in collaboration with quality design that stands the test of time. The initial stages of designing a wine storage solution can seem...

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Softplay with a Latino twist comes to Center Parcs Longleat Forest!

Tigerplay has created a vibrant and contemporary play area for a brand new restaurant at one of the UK’s premium short break locations. The Latin American dining outfit wanted to channel a beach hut vibe in their...

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Hey! Do you want fresh design?

Fortune Oriental Holdings Limited is a licensed manufacturing and exporting group company focus on custom design and produce high end Restaurant  furniture for  more than 10 years. With our outstanding and efficient service, we are providing...

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May peace be among us!

City Insulation is here to help your venue keep noise contained with their cutting edge soundproofing service. City Insulation is a limited partnership soundproofing business conceptualised by friends Adam Turner (BSc) and Matt Christie whilst abroad on...

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The impact of cultural surroundings on restaurant design

You don’t need to look beyond your outdoor surroundings to get design inspiration. And it doesn’t mean you are lazy, it a current trend streaming through the restaurant industry. Alongside preserving cultral history, it appears to...

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For restaurants chasing profits, it's not all about the food!

In an industry where the competition is hyper competitive, a restaurant owner needs to be on the ball and not spending time constantly tinkering with their menu thinking that is their innovative edge.  People in the restaurant...

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What does good restaurant design look like?

Understanding customer motives is key to running a successful business. For restaurant owners, the overarching reason people eat out is (1) the food and (2) the experience. In some case one may be more important to...

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Scabrou launches all new platform for sourcing restaurant suppliers

Scabrou, the global online platform for sourcing businesses that supply products and services to hospitality/foodservice establishments has launched an all new  platform which  has been completely re-developed to enhance search and interactivity for hospitality professionals. New Releases  ...

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Custom manufacturers of contemporary and traditional seating

Bay Upholstery’s latest project for Tape London nightclub showcases the expertise they have for the custom-manufacture of traditional deep-buttoned chesterfield style seating. Bay Upholstery offer a range of expert services for commercial upholstery and contract seating projects....

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Using data to Redesign your Restaurant

Raspberry Pi are the company behind the genius restaurant technology that allowed Cava Mezza to code, generate data and effectively re-design their restaurants resulting in 12% increase of retained customers.  Cava are able to monitor everything from...

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Pret a Manger to open send veggie branch

After the successful launch of their first ‘veggie only’ branch in Soho, Pret A Manger are due to open a second one in London this year!  The new branch will open at Great Eastern Street in Shoreditch...

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How to make a small restaurant go viral

The key to this success story is signature items and an efficient use of social media. It’s rare that an Instagram post about a sugar packet could go viral, but Jack’s Wife Freda have got this...

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Pizza Express re-design with four new concepts

The global pizza chain has refreshed its restaurant environments with four bespoke styles intended for different demographics, with the hope of losing its “worn out” look and competing with the likes of Franco Manca. The restaurant’s in-house...

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Members Bar for Indie Film Studios Launches

Barbarella Studio is a bespoke commercial and residential architecture and design studio based in West London. Founders and designers Anna and Julie bonded over their love of cult film, concept based design and, bizarrely, military history,...

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Hilton Hotel interior inspired by city quirks

A city filled to the brim with life, art and entertainment, was at the core inspiration for the 196 room Hilton Brooklyn, New York. The Boerum Hill neighborhood once served as a chandlery and rope making...

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Lost and Foundry unusual and unique lighting

We love lighting! We love the transformative power that our lighting can provide to a range of interior spaces. Whether it be a low-lit industrial-style restaurant, a colourful and playful sea-side B&B or a Shanghai-themed Soho...

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Distinctive dining with Bistrot Pierre

Altrincham’s chic new restaurant, Bistrot Pierre, has opened it’s doors to the Stamford Quarter community. The clean-cut and elegant accent has been designed distinctly to draw in a fresh wave of customers, despite being number 17...

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Bella Italia undertake refurbishment!

Bella Italia are fast growing, and have opened 22 restaurants in the last calendar year, with the most recent one in East Kilbride shopping centre in South Lanarkshire, Scotland.  The authentic Italian chain has a portfolio of...

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High-Tech interior for Barburrito!

Yorkshire-based Leach Impact have innovated and replaced digital screens traditionally used for menus in the restaurant, with technology heaven. Dimmer switches, interchangeable fabrics, a new POS display, you name it, they’ve got it! The eye-catching setup...

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DESIGNERS & MANUFACTURERS OF FINE ECLECTIC FURNITURE

RhubarbLondon are creators and manufacturers of eclectic, handcrafted furniture. At the heart of every RhubarbLondon design lies its distinctive upholstery, sourced from original archives by the brand’s founder and head creative, Shaun Brownell. Proudly crafted in Britain,...

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FOH Restaurant Furniture Full Package Solution

Fortune Oriental Holdings Limited (FOH) is a global restaurant furniture branding company that works with interior design agencies, contractors, and end-users.  We consistently put customers first with a C2B business model. Additionally, our online business is allowing...

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Affordable luxury in your restaurant?

We offer a wide variety of chairs, bar chairs, dining benches and tables to beautifully decorate your restaurant or hotel.  With a fantastic sitting comfort and a lot of choice in colour, stitching and type of...

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Concorde BGW transform Lost & Found, Knutsford

This beautiful Grade II listed former town hall was originally designed by the architectural genius behind the Natural History Museum and is now home to the newest (and third in a successful line) Lost & Found...

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Twenty-First Century Art Surfaces

We all aspire to a feeling of richness. Rich; Bentley bespoke tailoring rich Dining out should be a wonderful story. It should not be like eating at home. It should be another level of experience, a richer experience....

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Feel our love for wood

We insist that, at the end of the production process, the furniture that adorns your living environment is as natural as the wood from which it has originated. The Artisan factory, from Tešanj, Bosnia and Herzegovina emerged...

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UHS Group take on Nandos Oxford

Nando’s are here to not only satisfy those taste-buds, but to dazzle their customers with a vibrant, heart-warming interior design to leave that ever-lasting impression. UHS Group stood up to the challenge, to deliver a stylish...

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How to design a restaurant

Although the food is there to tantalize those taste buds, the surroundings and interiors can be everything. As they say, you eat with your eyes first! Two talented restaurant design professionals; Michael Groth (The Eddy) and John...

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Sushi restaurant interior

In the heart of St Petersburg, Russia, is the most exquisite and distinctive feature sushi restaurant, built up of 400 wooden triangle envelopes on one side of the wall and the ceiling. The designers; DA Architects,...

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London's highly acclaimed Sushisamba restaurant recently commissioned Bill Amberg Studio to undertak

The brief was to design a series of furniture that makes use of the space with efficiency while maximising the number of seats without bringing any harm to comfort. The London-based studio were also required to present...

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Be in Business for yourself, not by yourself

There has been significant growth in the past 30 years in the restaurant and takeaway market. For many consumers, dining out at a café or restaurant is no longer just an occasional treat but a regular...

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Wishing you’ll be here…

We design manufacture and install artificial plant displays and sets. From a one-off spectacular centrepiece to a corporate package repeated as standard a hundred times over. We’ve surprised and amazed clients large and small for over...

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CIDM unveils as main contractor for easyCoffee

After a positive response from customers following the opening of easyCoffee flagship stores in London in 2016, the vision to grow the network of coffee shop outlets and takeover the booming coffee market is well underway! Commercial...

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Brighton based company float new table on the market.

The design was thought up by the pair after they started experimenting with epoxy resin to fill holes in wood. They started small by immersing small pieces of wood in epoxy, but as the pair perfected...

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Lyco: helping itsu to ‘light beautiful’

itsu, one of the UK’s fastest growing casual restaurant chains, is working with Lyco, a leading UK lighting supplier, as it undertakes a major launch programme across the UK.  During 2017, itsu are looking to open...

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Together is Better

Global Upholstery Solutions has existed as an entity for only a year but, in reality, we’ve existed for over 30 years across three owners as the baton was passed from one to the next. Our first annual...

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FRL Flooring – appointed as the UK’s sole distributor for The Piccolo Group.

Flexible Reinforcements Ltd has expanded on its 50 years of experience in the distribution of plastics with its new flooring brand and launched Piccolo’s latest ranges – Rococo and Athena – last summer. FRL Flooring – is...

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Offbeat Creative Launch 'Eat My Brand'

Design agency Offbeat Creative are offering one lucky business the chance to secure a  completely free branding service. Here's what you need to know: The London-based company are renowned for building successful brands for independent restaurants, street...

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Sensory Innovation for an Unforgettable Dining Experience

Innovative designers are approaching themed dining with the aim of invoking all the senses to elevate the dining experience to a new level.  To draw guests further into their experience, a firmer focus has been placed on...

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London Design Museum Opens Its Doors to the Public

The London Design Museum welcomed visitors to its new £85 million home in late November. Founded in 1989 by Sir Terence Conran, the Design Museum was previously housed in a banana-ripening warehouse on Shad Thames in south-east...

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Enhancing Your Restaurant Equipment as You Rebrand

When it comes to reinventing your restaurant, most people think of a rebrand as simply transforming the aesthetics and flavour, but upgrading your equipment means there’s more to a restaurant rebrand than meets the eye.  There are...

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The Architecture and Design Behind the Blue Bottle Coffee Cafe

Consistently the subject of renovation projects, the cafe’s latest look, designed by Schemata architects, has been injected with contemporary Japanese aesthetics, evident in the newly designed site in Nakameguro, Japan. To provide a degree of natural textures...

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Sinclaire & Cliq Designs

Quilted fabric transforms flat, lifeless cloth, into super-tactile 3D quiltscape. It attracts all the right attention.  We offer a whole range of quilting designs that create dynamic fabrics; from a simple stripe to a funky swirl....

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Taco Bell’s New Look Takes It Back to Its Beginnings

American fast food chain Taco Bell will overhaul the design of four of its Californian stores and refresh its look with new seating, distressed wood, pendant lighting, and a variety of other new elements.   The company...

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YO! Sushi’s New Look Set to Roll out Globally

Japanese restaurant chain YO! Sushi have worked with design agency &SMITH to bring them closer to “the true taste of modern Tokyo.” The brand’s refined strategy and look sees the introduction of the Kanji script to their...

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Judges Reveal Winner of Jamie’s Italian Design Challenge

Clacton Coastal Academy have been named as the winner of the Design a Restaurant Challenge with Jamie’s Italian, pipping other schools from across the UK to the title.  Design Engineer Construct! ® (DEC!), an accredited learning programme...

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New Look Carluccio’s Seeks Younger Audience

Carluccio’s has undergone a major rebrand in order to welcome a new audience to the Italian restaurant chain.  In order to appeal to its desired demographic consisting of young diners, the restaurant has refreshed its logo and...

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