According to the latest issue of Architectural Digest, “they’ve surveyed the globe to find the best new restaurants where high design tops the menu”:
Dining out is rarely just about the food. The scene, the socializing, and the sense of a special event are equally important. When done right, a restaurant’s design enhances all of these elements. A simple meal seems that much more appetizing when paired with appealing furniture, luxurious finishes, and alluring lighting.
One of the 20 most beautifully design restaurants are according to Architectural Digest located at the Troll Wall Visitor’s Center in Romsdal, Norway:
Sited at the foot of the Trollveggen, or Troll Wall, the highest vertical rock face in Europe, the visitor center and cafeteria has a dramatically angular roofline that was inspired by the craggy mountains that surround it. Designed by Oslo architect Reiulf Ramstad, it’s an eye-opening addition to the pristine parkland. No stranger to working in such picturesque locations, Ramstad has completed a number of breathtaking modernist interventions at Norwegian tourist stops.
Architectural Digest is correct: There is no restaurant at the Troll Wall Visitor’s Center, but a cafeteria. According to Wikipedia, there is a slight difference from a restaurant: “Instead of table service, there are food-serving counters/stalls, either in a line or allowing arbitrary walking paths. Customers take the food they require as they walk along, placing it on a tray.”
But who cares about these minor details: After visiting the Troll Wall Visitor’s Center, you probably will not remember if the food was served on a plate anyway.
Photos by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter
Text by: Thor Bugge Lanesskog, ThorNews