Luxury Restaurants With Delectable Interiors in London by Forbes
Good interior design can do as much for a cafe, restaurant or bar as good food, drinks and service can. London is known for its luxury restaurantswhere the décor is as good as the cuisine—if not better.
When you think about just how much goes into the design of the modern restaurant interior, you’ll gain a whole new appreciation for these wondrously designed interior spaces.
According to Forbes, these are the contemporary restaurants you should really visit.
Bob Bob Ricard
Dressed in gold, velvets and cobalt blues, Bob Bob Ricard in Mayfair is a study in Russian-meets-British elegance done just right. Each Art Deco-inspired booth is outfitted with a champagne button for bubbles on demand. Order the ultra-decant Beef Wellington and for dessert, sip Napoleon’s favorite sweet wine, Vin de Constance Klein Constantia.
Oscar Wilde Lounge
The Oscar Wilde Lounge, in the famed Hotel Café Royal, is a mirrored jewel box with a long history. Come for the killer Instagrams, but stay for the darling afternoon tea. Be sure to look up to admire the exquisite frescoed and festooned ceiling.
There’s nothing tavern-like about this hotspot housed in the super-chic London Edition hotel. With soaring gallery walls, cozy booths and a see-and-be-seen scene, this is London at its trendiest.
Bryn Williams at Somerset House
Glass-dome light fixtures; earthy, masculine tones; wood and leather. These are just some of the cool-but-restrained design points at Bryn Williams in the oh-so-British Somerset House.
This glamorous, Tom Dixon-designed cocktail den in Mondrian London along the River Thames evokes an old-world luxury cruise liner mixed with a popping retro color palette of rosy pinks and minty greens.
Galvin La Chapelle
With sky-high ceilings and a blend of glass, wood and marble, La Chapelle presents classic design with a modern twist—and you could say the same of its fine French dishes.
Conveniently situated in the heart of King’s Cross, German Gymnasium offers a stunning all-day Grand Café, a sophisticated first-floor restaurant, two bars and an outdoor terrace. Enjoy the Mittel-European inspired menu for breakfast lunch or dinner, and late-night glamour at the chic Meister Bar.
Featuring epic views of London, Hutong (in the Shard skyscraper) serves up a dark, delicated interiors with pops of lit-from-within scarlet reds, as well as some seriously good dim sum. Go during sunset for a real treat.
Cool and creative Sketch in Mayfair is filled with lots of pockets to explore. Upstairs, there’s the sumptuous Michelin-starred Lecture Room & Library, but the most famous room is probably the millennial pink Gallery room. (But then again, the pod-like, rainbow-lit bathrooms are also pretty memorable.)
The old-world Wolseley is a classic spot for British afternoon tea. Immaculate and imposing with polished marble and dramatic chandeliers, the Wolseley is simply brimming with European sophistication and grandness.