While fabulous food and efficient service form part of the formula for memorable dining experiences, atmosphere completes it through expert design. The industry understands this perfectly, working with professional designers like Dawnvale to create restaurants that deliver on beauty, as well as respecting heritage and culture. Check out the following examples that embody these concepts.
Maray – Liverpool via Paris
Maray brings Parisian urban chic to its clean design, making it a hub for informal dining. Some of the dining areas are embedded within a uniform layout, offering a blend of space and privacy – longer tables framed by floor to ceiling windows are perfect for celebrations. The stone-paved flooring creates a rustic effect to soften the angular design, complemented with low-backed, comfy chairs and French-farmhouse style dining tables. Modern lighting design – fitted to the brightly painted brick walls as well as suspended units – adds to the upbeat ambience. Stylish, retro furniture hugs the walls adjacent to the bar, where drinks can be enjoyed before and after the meal without encroaching on the dining areas.
Panoramic 34 – High dining experience
The deluxe dining experience awaits for diners who appreciate a dramatic backdrop with their meal. Pristine floor to ceiling windows give onto impressive views, a touch of extra glamour infused by generous sized dining tables of varying shapes. These are topped with crisp linens and sparkling glass, the overall design lending a touch of escapism, diners raised high above the swirl of the city. The richly patterned carpet is warming and intimate, with plush, dove grey curtains framing the large windows for cosy, wintry evenings. Floor lamps thoughtfully span the dining area, and there are comfy seats for diners before or after their meal to enjoy the vista of vibrant Liverpool.
The Art School Restaurant – Elegance Victorian-style
The functional aesthetic of this Victorian orphanage evokes simple elegance, the result a busy, modern eaterie at the heart of a modern city. The contrasting colour is cleverly applied, scarlet dining chairs funky and vibrant to hold their own against the drama of smoky marble and black patterned walls. Diners enjoy their meals within the former lantern room, which is given added panache by the lovely glass ceiling, studded with suspended lighting. A purple glow emanates from the ceiling at night, a nod to the atmospheric gas lighting of its past. Immaculate wooden floors complete the effect of clean lines and spaciousness, with no compromise on intimacy for evening dining and special occasions.