Great restaurants are loved for more than just their food. Interior design plays an important part in the overall dining experience, which is why the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards celebrate stunning eating and drinking spaces each year.
The 2016 award winners have recently been announced, after restaurants and bars from around the world were judged by influential names in design, hospitality and lifestyle. The good news is, there's no need to travel far to enjoy this year's most beautiful eatery. German Gymnasium in London's King's Cross, praised for being a "very cool space," was named the Best Overall Restaurant.
"They have done a fab job in what would be a difficult space to make feel welcoming," said judge Justin Hemmes.
Here's the full list of restaurants and bars in the international category which picked up awards for their stunning décor this year.
Winner of Best Europe Bar and Best Overall Bar, design by El Equipo Creativo.
Winner of Best Europe Restaurant, design by RDAI.
Winner of Best Australia & Pacific Bar, design by Sans-Arc Studio.
Winner of Best Australia & Pacific Restaurant, design by Brand Works.
Winner of Best Middle East & Africa Bar, design by Studio A.
Winner of Best Middle East & Africa Restaurant, design by WhiteRhino Design Group.
Winner of Best Asia Bar, design by NCDA.
Winner of the Best Asia Restaurant, design by Party Space Design.
Winner of Best Americas Bar, design by Aviva Collective.
Winner of Best Americas Restaurant, design by Scott & Scott Architects.