If you like restaurants that look as creative as their menus, then you might get carried away with the restaurant and bar interior design shortlist for the Dezeen Awards 2019. Recognising innovative new architecture, design and interior projects around the world, these eye-popping spaces include an underwater restaurant in Norway and a cardboard cafe in Mumbai.
Located on King's Road in London's Chelsea, this blush-hued restaurant boasts a menu of exclusively plant-based pizzas. Designed by Child Studio, the restaurant features wall-to-wall pink Formica - a sort of 'Millennial pink' spin on the classic London 'greasy spoon cafe' vibe of the 1970s. Neon signs, mid-century lighting, mosaic-tiled flooring and original features like the cast iron grille complete the pretty picture.
A Bavarian beer hall with a San Francisco twist, Radhaus is a new-ish Fort Mason bar and restaurant designed by Envelope A+D. Located on the site of a former military base, the tiled space churns out German beer and Wiener schnitzel but the real draw is the light-filled space with waterfront views.
The "world's largest underwater restaurant" is located in the remote village of Båly, Norway and was designed by architecture studio Snøhetta. Partially submerged down to five metres below-sea-level, the restaurant took 18 months to build and features a champagne bar on the lower level and a dining area on the seabed, where the window acts like a giant periscope out to the sea.
Dandelion Chocolate is a café and chocolate shop with its own factory located in Kyoto, Japan and designed by Fumihiko Sano Studio. The refurbished building uses cedar wood as its main material and features open spaces to make people feel comfortable and relaxed among the sweet scent of chocolate.
Designed by Nudes, this eco-friendly Mumbai cafe features interiors created from recyclable cardboard. The design team aimed to "think outside the box" and push boundaries by playing around with cardboard's many sculptural and textural forms. One of the highlights is a wall of billowing circular panels that lend a soothing wave-like effect to the cafe.
You can view the full Dezeen Awards 2019 shortlist across all categories here.