No matter how good the food is, if a restaurant looks drab or overly corporate, it can take away from the pleasure of dining out.
However these photos prove how stunning interiors can transform a dining establishment into a striking location that you’ll be desperate to visit.
From impressive foliage such as indoor trees and gorgeous flower centrepieces to a disused Edwardian Tube station, these quirky restaurants all offer customers something very different when they go out to eat.
But what they all have in common are very photogenic angles that offer diners the perfect excuse for a selfie to post on Instagram.
So have you visited any of them?
1. The Florist, Liverpool
The Florist in Hardman Street, Liverpool stays true to its name by ensuring every inch of the stunning restaurant and bar is filled to the brim with fresh cut flowers, and a few trees too. There are floral cocktails on the menu, and there’s regular live music to add to the atmosphere. There’s also a branch in Bristol
2. Market Hall Fulham, London
Market Hall Fulham is a brand new food hall in an old Edwardian Tube station that has been lovingly restored. All the original features are intact, making the interior of this eatery perfect for several photo opportunities. Inside are 10 vendors selling everything from coffee to barbecue meats
3. Black Roe, Mayfair, London
This Hawaiian-inspired restaurants which serves up poke bowls, raw fish and seafood dishes boasts an impressive interior with a pink, white and green floral ceiling and dramatic lighting
4. Mr Fogg’s Gin Parlour, Covent Garden, London
It might look like an extravagant version of your grandmother’s living room but that’s what makes it all the more charming. You could imagine eccentric fictional late 19th-century adventurer Phileas J Fogg himself, after which the gin parlour has been named, standing by the bar
5. The Beacon, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
The terrace of The Beacon lets the stunning view do the talking, making it one of the most photogenic dining spots in the UK. It’s no surprise that the venue often hosts weddings and parties. The menu is inspired by the natural surroundings and is packed with seasonal British fare
6. Sanderson Long Bar, Fitzrovia, London
At about 80-feet in length, the dramatic and glowing onyx bar is the focal point at Sanderson. Also know as The Bar of Nature, it is dripping with climbing vines and hanging plants. The chairs attract your gaze by staring right back at you. This summer, Sanderson have collaborated with Laurent-Perrier and mothers2mothers so the installation includes beautiful pink flowers
7. South Sands Hotel, Salcombe, Devon
South Sands restaurant lets the stunning views over the Salcombe estuary do the talking. The kitchen is headed up by executive chef Allister Bishop who concentrates on using local suppliers and producers, working closely with foragers to include ingredients from the surrounding coastal landscape
8. Aster, Westminster, London
Aster has had a makeover for the summer after getting involved with a campaign called Blossom City which has seen all restaurants and bars in the D&D group decorated with floral wreaths and add flowery cocktails to their menus
9. Pi Pizza, Battersea, London
With a ceiling made out of flowers and a live tree indoors as diners eat, Pi Pizza’s Battersea branch brings nature indoors. Pi’s owner Rosie Whaley, who opened the first Pi in 2014 in WInchester, worked in fashion design before she became a restaurateur, and she has used her creative flair to personally design the restaurant interiors to create vibrant spaces with a buzzing yet relaxing atmosphere
10. Thaikhun, Across UK
Each Thaikhun restaurant – and there are 10 of them across the UK – is designed to look like an authentic Thai street market, and features eclectic and authentic items directly from Thailand. On the menu are stir fry dishes, curries, rice and noodle meals as well as the chance to make your own pinto