The design, atmosphere and style of a restaurant are as much a part of its success as the chef. Details matter: the lighting; the quality of the table linen, glass and cutlery; service; the sense that your are in the hands of consumate professionals. Anouska Hempel applies her designers eye from the interiors, through to presentation of each dish. She has designed several top international restaurants from modern minimalist to truly theatrical. All are individual, imaginative and radiate originality.

Blakes, London. The Bakers Oven, Blakes Amsterdam. I-Thai, The Hempel, London. The Oak Room, Danesfield, Marlow, Bucks. Ishy, Jakarta. Tom Aikens, London.