Restaurant bathroom designs are becoming as important as the restaurant itself. Bathrooms are now a place used to take the infamous selfies, a place to freshen up and of course to do your business. That’s why designers are ever more particular when it comes to the design concept of the bathroom. It should reflect the ambience of the actual restaurant and be somewhat of a retreat, a deluxe mini-spa treatment for its clients. Usually stocked with many of the top quality skincare brands on the market, restaurant bathrooms are the ultimate place to make an impression.
Here are my top ten picks from around the globe:
SEXY FISH- LONDON, UK
Newly opened in late 2015, this restaurant is gaining immense reviews among the rich and famous. Known for housing names such as David Cameron, Kate Moss and Rita Ora, Sexy Fish is the new ‘it-place’ in London. Its bathroom, made with back lit onyx marble is unique and moody, a perfect ambience to correlate with the lavish Sexy Fish design.
Design by Martin Brudnizki
ARTTE- BARCELONA, SPAIN
Art’e Barcelona is another one of those cool and distinctive restaurants. With a tea room/open kitchen bar and a unique industrial feel to the space, Art’e’s bathroom is by no means any less cooler. Its open piped faucets and rustic wood and metal components make this washroom unlike anything I have ever seen.
Design by Lázaro Rosa Violan.
RALPH LAUREN POLO BAR- NYC, UNITED STATES
The Polo Bar by design house Ralph Lauren showcases his classic yet all american contemporary vibe. Doused in horses (as you can probably imagine), tartan pillows and the classic sport-chic Ralph style, this is another ‘a-list bar’ in the heart of New York City. The bathroom in itself has a typical New-England vs Mad Men, dark, vintage and extremely luxurious demeanor, it’s hard not to want to visit this restaurant just for the bathroom itself.
Design by Ralph Lauren
LE GAVROCHE- LONDON, UK
Opened in 1967, and the first restaurant to be awarded 3 Michelin stars this restaurant is a London classic. Winner of the Contract Designer Award for Bathrooms in 2009, this bathroom has an actual award dedicated to its design so I couldn’t no feature it in this post now could I? Yet deservingly so…
Design by B3 Designers
THE PRESS CLUB- MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
A modern take on luxury, this restaurant is classy but not gauche. Known for its extravagant food display and bustling lunch menu, the bathroom of this restaurant is equally as extravagant in nature. Surrounded by brass tubes, the bathroom showcases the modern and daring design of the space.
Design by March Studio
CRIBBAR- NEWQUAY, UK
Located in Wetherspoon pub, the cribbar is a new and exciting surf break restaurant. This space was designed to be aimed at a surfing crowd and its new and exciting concept is fun and spontaneous as the sport itself. The bathroom is creative and vibrant, showcasing the life behind surfing and the happiness that comes with colour.
Designed by Absolute
SKETCH- LONDON, UK
Famous for its afternoon tea at The Gallery, this overly hyped bar and restaurant is not your average tea room location. Colorfully theatrical and whimsical with its whimsical nature is in fact the exact opposite of this old english tradition. The bathroom is in fact the standout of the space. Rather than cubicles, eggpods were the concept of this playful design.
Design by India Mahdavi
THE GREEN DOOR- DEMSPEY, SINGAPORE
Hidden among the trees, this garden bar is designed with respect to its surroundings and atmosphere. A relaxing place to unwind with features of nature scattered across the design, the bathroom is another chilled and modest addition to the space.
Designed by The Stripe Collective
NOSH & CHOW- STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
This converted townhouse is another masterpiece by Catalonian designer Lázaro Rosa Violan. The exquisite and continental interior is plush and well thought out. With rustic elements and recycled items, the bathroom will take you back and entice your senses.
Designed by Lázaro Rosa Violan.
BIBO- HONG KONG, CHINA
Described as the art of fine dining, this restaurant is certainly artsy. Furnished with street art and fittings including exposed brass pipes reminicsenct of subway ventilation systems, this bar is suitable for the young and cool who want to experience art in a new way.
Design by Substance
Those are my top ten finds, which one will you visit?