In the past decade, the rise of Instagram and food blogging has made the look of restaurants a huge pull for visitors. Guests will visit restaurants because they’re aesthetically pleasing and make for good Instagram posts just as often as they will for the quality of the food.
Some restaurants have really leaned into creating beautifully decorated dining spaces, and these are some of the most photo-worthy restaurants in the world.
Alain Ducasse Au Plaza Athénée In Paris, France
This Michelin-star restaurant owned by globally acclaimed chef Alain Ducasse is a beautiful combination of chrome, gold accents, and glass that makes for gorgeous photos. The food is delicious, but the dining room screams opulence.
Bananas In Barcelona, Spain
This bar and restaurant features colorful tropical decor with a beachy rattan seating, neon palm trees, and sea-green accents. Apart from the gorgeous aesthetics, Bananas offers several summery drinks to really make you feel like you’re on a tropical getaway.
The Grotto In Krabi, Thailand
The Grotto offers a scenic dining experience on the Phranang beach looking out across the water and shielded underneath an ancient limestone cliff. The restaurant is known to serve excellent evening barbecue meals.
Sketch In London, England
Sketch, a restaurant that offers high tea service, has a variety of themed rooms which they totally redesign with new themes every once in a while. The Gallery, a room that features plush pink seating, is one of the most famous.
La Favela In Bali, Indonesia
The restaurant took aesthetic inspiration from the jungles of the island as well as the underground clubs of New York City in the ’90s and Brazilian favelas (slums) to create this unique look that is both vintage and wild.
Under In Båly, Norway
This restaurant is located in a small town in the southernmost part of Norway. The building is semi-submerged, with the bottom balancing on the seabed 16.5 m underwater with a glass window looking out into the sea.
Mandrake Miami In Miami, Florida, USA
Mandrake Miami features beautiful decor such as paper umbrellas and floral arrangements hanging from the ceiling, impressive neon lights, and candelabras across its expansive dining room. The restaurant serves Asian fusion foods and sushi.
Sophie’s Bar In Dublin, Ireland
Sophie’s Bar, which is located on the top floor of the modern Dean Hotel in Dublin, features gorgeous views alongside pretty geometric architecture and trendy accents including a neon sign that says “I fell in love here.”
Sempre, Moscow, Russia
The hanging plants and the soft lighting streaming through them alongside the rustic wooden seating and earth tones of the plating of Sempre transport customers into the jungle for a unique, beautiful dine-in experience.
Liòn In Rome, Italy
Between its gold accents, blue and white velvet seating, and geometric patterns, Liòn looks like something straight out of the 1920s. The restaurant serves a variety of traditional pasta dishes, wines, and beers.
Subsix In The Maldives
As a tourist destination, the Maldives is known for the luxurious travel experiences it offers, and this restaurant is no exception. Subsix, a restaurant that’s completely underwater, features blue lighting, allows guests to look out into the ocean while dining, and is only accessible by speedboat.
Niño Gordo In Buenos Aires, Argentina
Customers eat while bathed in the red light from the ceiling covered in paper lanterns at Niño Gordo, a restaurant that combines Argentine and Southeast Asian cuisine, and specializes in small, shareable plates.
Oretta In Toronto, Canada
If you want to get a taste of Italy with a beautiful dining atmosphere, head to Oretta. The restaurant is styled in pastel pinks and blues with art-deco gold accents on the wall, some chandeliers, and multi-colored tiles.
Present Company In Houston, Texas, USA
The vibrant, colorful decor, neon flamingos, and the plethora of leafy plants at Present Company create a sense of whimsy that makes customers want to snap a few pictures. The restaurant also boasts an array of food items as well as unique specialty cocktails.
Bar Botanique In Amsterdam, Netherlands
Not actually a bar so much as an eatery for brunch dishes, Bar Botanique is packed with plants, most of which are from tropical climates. The leafy decor alongside the green and wooden accents make it a gorgeous location for photographs.
Tattu In Birmingham, England
Tattu, which has multiple locations in different cities across the UK, features glowing purple trees that illuminate the dining rooms and create unique lighting for photos. The food served includes modern takes on traditional Chinese delicacies.
The Iron Fairies In Hong Kong
The Iron Fairies, a bar and music venue, looks like something straight out of a fairytale with its twinkling lights, butterflies hanging from the ceiling, and forest-inspired decor. The bar is based on a children’s book series by the same name.
Pietro Nolita In New York City, New York, USA
This famous Italian restaurant in New York City has been a pink-hued attraction for Instagram influencers for many years. Pietro Nolita’s dining room sports 80s-inspired pink walls, chairs, and seating.
House Of Small Wonder In Berlin, Germany
This whimsical restaurant that also has a location in Brooklyn, New York, features garden-inspired decoration with its many plants and rustic wooden furniture. Customers enter the airy dining room by taking a spiral staircase up from street level.
Ghost Donkey In New York City
Ghost Donkey is a mezcal bar and restaurant that’s known for its Mexican-style cocktails and interesting nacho dishes. The interior decor is stunning, between its red neon accents and twinkly lights in the dining space.