31 Aug '12, 6am

Singaporean restaurant owners are splurging on design and deco #Singapore #restaurants #design

Singaporean restaurant owners are splurging on design and deco #Singapore #restaurants #design

Text by Francis Kan @ Makansutra Esquina Interior (Image courtesy of Esquina) Going for a meal used to be all about the food. Then service and presentation started to matter, and soon diners were clamouring for comfort and the right ambience as well. And as the culinary scene here continues to evolve, a well-designed space has become the next must-have factor for new eateries. More food and beverage players are investing heavily in design to stand out from an increasingly crowded field. Some have engaged award-winning design agencies like Asylum and Hjgher – both previous winners of the President’s Design Award – to drape their space with a layer of cool to enhance their patrons’ dining experience. Hotelier and restaurateur Loh Lik Peng says that good design is a signature of the restaurants in his group, which includes New Majestic, Jing, Esquina and newly opened Pollen a...

Full article: http://www.makansutra.com/foodblog/?p=7509

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