Three Beautifully Designed Restaurants In Manchester

Sapporo in Liverpool Street

The most striking feature of the Sapporo is the rectangular, open plan kitchen in the heart of the restaurant. The kitchen is elegantly and simply styled with illuminated, pale silvery-gold panels which feature elsewhere. Close by, several large tables are neatly arranged in parallel to each other with up to twenty silver grey chairs around them. Above each table, a large rectangular box style canopy, illuminated from within to match the panels of the kitchen unit, is suspended from the ceiling. At one end of the large dining room is a small octagonal bar with panels of illuminated oriental inspired lattice work and further along are small occasional tables with simply styled dark wooden chairs. Clusters of small, discreet lamps provide softly diffused lighting. On a low dividing partition there is a scale model of a Oriental water wheel.

Fazenda in The Avenue

Throughout the restaurant, suspended from the ceiling by chains, are large metal hoops that carry stout candle style lights creating an atmosphere of rugged, Mediaeval inspired luxury. A dark wooden floor is perfectly matched to the panelling on one wall, while the d├ęcor on the opposite wall is of the same dark grey marble of the decorative pillars that follow the line of the bar. In one corner is a large banqueting table of dark wood surrounded by several chairs upholstered in dark brown leather. At the side is a large metallic display cabinet which has each of its many compartments illuminated. On the far side of the bar, diners can relax in brown leather Chesterfield sofas that are positioned facing each other to create secluded spaces.

Richmond Tea Rooms in Richmond Street

Blatantly inspired by the Alice In Wonderland tale, there are teapots and curios galore on shelves and inside Welsh dresser display cabinets. High arched windows have elegant curtains while tables are scattered about with an assortment of antique Regency and Queen Anne style chairs that add to the exuberant atmosphere. The cornices are deeply scalloped in red and yellow, contrasting with the warm apricot colour of the walls. In one corner is the octagonal Glass House, an indoor version of a trellised summer house that is decorated with sprigs of leafy greenery and provides guests with a cosy retreat where they can enjoy their refreshments. Oriental, Mediaeval or Fantasy, whatever inspiration your imagination finds, Dawnvale.com translate it into a reality with original bespoke designs.