Design Trends for Upmarket Restaurants

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High-end restaurants are beautiful places which have been built with a high attention to detail. The atmosphere in some high-end restaurants is like being in another world. Everything in these high-end restaurants, from the cutlery to the tablecloths and everything in between, has been carefully selected to give off a high-end vibe.

Some of the country’s most popular restaurants are always keeping on top of the latest upmarket design trends so that their restaurants are always new, relevant and, most importantly, full! Here are some of the hottest trends right now within luxury restaurants –

#1: Minimalism

In times gone by, high-end upmarket restaurants will have been awash with their ostentatious design and elaborate furniture, but this is no longer the case. Today, high-end restaurants are sacrificing fancy chandeliers and silk tablecloths for more simple and minimalistic design accents.

Neutral colors such as white, grey, charcoal and cream are all the rave, with these restaurants taking on the “less is more” approach to their design and atmosphere. When you get rid of all the elaborate decorations and only have the bare necessities, more focus is shifted on to what matters: the food!

Minimalist design is very much the ‘in’ thing right now and is not just being adopted in high-end restaurants, but homes, cafés and even stores up and down the country.

#2: Indoor & Outdoor Blurred Lines

In warmer climates, restaurants are blending their indoor and outdoor seating areas seamlessly. With outdoor patios featuring heaters and canopies, entire dining areas with an entire wall which can be opened to the elements and even trees, fountains and full-blown gardens taking pride of place inside the restaurant, many of today’s hottest restaurants are blurring the lines between the indoors and outdoors.

Restaurants are focusing more on there being an easy transition between their inside and outside spaces. Indoor waterfalls, trees and a natural, laid-back atmosphere are the order of the day in these high-end restaurants.

#3: Unique Menus & Branding

High-end restaurants are starting to place just as much attention to their overall branding as they do on the food. By ensuring that their menus and overall branding are unique, quirky and eye-catching, many high-end restaurants are having bespoke typography made and spending large sums of money on modern and unique designs, as well as high-quality graphics.

The branding and menus seen in some high-end restaurants can be viewed as nothing short of works of art, blending style and sophistication into something as simple as a logo or menu. This type of focus on branding and design also creates brand identity and a uniquely designed menu is a simple way to build this.

If you are looking at opening your own restaurant and have taken some inspiration from the design trends of high-end restaurants, you may be wondering where you can find some of the furniture you need for it. There are plenty of places you can find restaurant table tops for sale and other such pieces of key furniture online, and they don’t cost as much as you may think!

Starting a restaurant from scratch is a daunting task that require meticulous planning and careful financial preparation. However, once you get past the initial phase you’ll find it to be one of the most rewarding and enjoyable ventures.

Images from El Califa by Esrawe Studio – See the complete story here