For romantic dinners, family meetings or business lunches, restaurants have always functioned as venues of social interaction. Their interior designs are as varied as the types of food served and the culinary delights are aided and abetted by the choice of furniture, materials, floor plans and colors. While some designers strive to produce eccentric and outlandish effects, others distinguish themselves by a minimalist reduction to the essential or a reinterpretation of traditional contexts and classical decor. Eat! presents a sumptuous menu of designs. It is a celebration of the most inspirational new restaurant spaces from all over the world where all the interior design elements add to the exquisite experience of eating out. This illustrated volume is a fascinating kaleidoscope of trend-setting international restaurants which were designed in recent years.