RESTAURANT PORN | Stunning Thailand Wine Bar Would Suit Seawall Near Granville Island

May 18, 2017.

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Restaurant Porn is a regular column of daydreams presented as a means to introduce Vancouver diners and designers to concepts, looks, and fully-formed ideas that they might draw an inkling of inspiration from. We do our best to pair the foreign rooms with local addresses so as to let everyone in on the daydream.

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(via) It’s prudent to be wary of food and drink options at tourist destinations. It’s usually low-bid bullshit not worth a damn, and that usually extends to the design. Not so with this Thai beauty…

WHAT IT IS: Wine Ayutthaya, a wine bar built on four levels (connected by spiral staircases) using PVC sheets, steel and plywood. It was designed by Bangkok Project Studio to help stimulate the local (rural) economy.

WHERE IT IS: 85km north of Bangkok on the banks of Chao Phraya River in the ancient Thai capital of Ayutthaya (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). We’ve never been there before but it looks amazing.

WHERE WE WISH IT WAS: On the seawall just east of Granville Island where it could soak up plenty of light and look north over False Creek, Vancouver and the North Shore mountains.

WHY WE WISH IT WAS THERE: Because it would be a seriously idyllic place for tourists to enjoy their first tastes of BC wine. And really, we don’t have nearly enough dedicated wine bars in our city and we like to dream big.

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