The most beautiful restaurant bathrooms in the world
The magazine Traveler Condé Nast has just published a curious report, written by Lidia González, in which she presents the most beautiful restaurant bathrooms in the world. Proof that the beauty of some gastronomic temples is hidden "at the back, on the right".
Welcome to the most beautiful toilets in the world. If you are one of those who say the famous "Excuse me: the toilet?" before reading the menu, you will understand that immaculate, avant-garde and sometimes surreal toilets say a lot about the restaurant that houses them. And from these, chosen for their beauty and uniqueness, you won't want to leave without taking a selfie.
On Passatge de la Concepció, one of the most iconic gastronomic spots in the Eixample, is the Boca Grande restaurant and its famous cocktail bar, Boca Chica. For those who want to extend their dinner (preferably with a bite of the sea) to the rhythm of the music, this is the place to be. But let's get to the point: the toilet -which was once also the DJ's room- designed by the Lázaro Rosa-Violán studio, has been attracting visitors for years. Mirrors of different geometric shapes, warm light and a huge basin create a space that exudes mysticism.
Washing your hands in the pompous washroom at Annabel's (www.annabels.co.uk) -located in the heart of Mayfair- is a luxury that only a few can enjoy. The reason? This is one of the most frequented private clubs by London's elite: the likes of Mick Jagger, Ella Fitzgerald, Princess Diana and Margaret Thatcher have all passed through its halls.
This four-storey Georgian mansion houses restaurants, bars, private dining rooms, a cigar lounge, a nightclub, a garden terrace and toilets that are, to say the least, extravagant. Behind the flowery, pink ladies' boudoir is Martin Brudnizki, the architect of a fantasy worthy of a scene from Alice in Wonderland. "I wanted to build bathrooms that would give members a sense of escape similar to the rest of the club," says the designer.
Introducing the latest addition to Gruppo Dalmata: Giorgio an ode to Italian cuisine that has set up shop in a charming restaurant in the 11th arrondissement of Paris. After the undeniable success of the pizzas that come out of Dalmata's wood-fired oven, this new opening has landed in the city with the same aim: to win over lovers of good food. And it's not only succeeding with its recipes -watch out for its creamy lasagne-, but its aesthetics, inspired by the Italian restaurants of the 70s and 80s -which recreated the palazzo style with a pop touch-, is the definitive ingredient. The glamour of the disco era is also present in the futuristic bathrooms, also designed by the firm Trone (probably to the sound of a classic like Yes Sir, I Can Boogie...).
The Ivy Spinningfields, Mánchester
In 2018, Manchester's financial district welcomed this exquisite tenant, which, by word of mouth, has made its way across the city in record time. A brasserie, private dining room, bar, Asian restaurant and finally a rooftop garden are housed on the four floors that make up this dining experience. While Ivy Asia's luminous emerald green floors may steal the show from such sublime recipes as wagyu steak with soy sauce or glazed Chinese cabbage, when it comes to interiors, the women's restrooms take first prize. A sculpture reminiscent of Bernini's Rome presides over the ostentatious room, where floral patterned walls and a ceiling lined with roses enhance the bucolic feel of the bathroom.
Brasserie of Light, Londres
There are no retinas capable of resisting the pink charm of the toilet at Brasserie of Light, a London restaurant located in the iconic Selfridges department store. Pink marble, mirrors and the right lighting have turned this setting into the perfect backdrop for an Instagram selfie (so says the restaurant itself).
And, as you might imagine, the dining space, designed by Martin Brudnizki - who was inspired by the concept of creating light - is ostentatious from start to finish: as soon as you enter, an imposing Swarovski-encrusted Pegasus by artist Damien Hirst catches the eye of diners. So does the double-height window. Once seated at the feet of the resplendent mythological creature, an affordable, international menu is on hand to surprise the palate.
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