The 12 Most Beautiful Bars and Restaurants in the World

Because you deserve to only eat and drink in stunning surroundings.

German Gymnasium, London
German Gymnasium/ Restaurant & Bar Design Awards

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.

Blue Wave, Barcelona, Spain

Winner of Best Europe Bar and Best Overall Bar, design by El Equipo Creativo.

3 of 10
Les Bains, Paris, France

Winner of Best Europe Restaurant, design by RDAI.

4 of 10
Pink Moon Saloon, Adelaide, Australia

Winner of Best Australia & Pacific Bar, design by Sans-Arc Studio.

5 of 10
So 9 Sydney, Australia

Winner of Best Australia & Pacific Restaurant, design by Brand Works.

6 of 10
News Cafe, Johannesburg, South Africa

Winner of Best Middle East & Africa Bar, design by Studio A.

7 of 10
Jo Grilled Food, Tehran, Iran

Winner of Best Middle East & Africa Restaurant, design by WhiteRhino Design Group.

8 of 10
Foxglove, Hong Kong

Winner of Best Asia Bar, design by NCDA.

9 of 10
Shugaa, Bangkok, Thailand

Winner of the Best Asia Restaurant, design by Party Space Design.

10 of 10
Kat & Theo, New York, USA

Winner of Best Americas Bar, design by Aviva Collective.

11 of 10
Torafuku, Vancouver, Canada

Winner of Best Americas Restaurant, design by Scott & Scott Architects.

12 of 10
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
More From Travel