7 Restaurants With Beautiful Acoustic Design

The worst acoustic environments are essentially hollow boxes with hard, reverberant surfaces that meet each other at right angles, allowing lengthy reverberation. Unfortunately, with the advent of the highly stylised restaurant, more and more dining spaces are becoming acoustically uncomfortable, with traditional restaurants with soft, absorptive surfaces being replaced by the modern minimalist interior.

While acoustics are becoming more and more common, restaurants with comfortable sound environments are still few and far between. As we have shown before, for restauranteurs, bad noise environments can seriously harm online reviews.

Anyway, we aren’t here to lecture, but to to tip our hats to restaurants with beautifully integrated acoustic design. As you will see, acoustic consideration does not mean aesthetic compromise, but often provides the opportunity to create stunning design features: