Bethan Ryder is an accomplished writer and critic of restaurant design. She has written books with titles like, "New Bar and Club Design," "Restaurant Design," and "New Restaurant Design," which highlight particular clubs, bars, or restaurants of interest that she critiques and explains why their designs work so well.

An Introduction to Restaurant Design
Eating has always been a sociable event, from primitive campfire cooking to reclining on lectuli at lavish Greek and…
Words You Should Know for Restaurants
Listed below are some useful words for the experienced diner.
Food Court Gourmet
No need to brave the teeming throngs only to score a slice at Sbarro: These hopping food malls are as haute as can be.
Cultivating Good Taste
Grown, harvested, prepped, and cooked all in the same place, farm-to-table fare is coming to a city near you.
Tomorrow’s Specials
Slide into that booth or belly up the bar to learn what’s next for restaurant design. You’ll know before the maître d’…
Sound Advice
Successful restaurants offer the holy trinity of good food, good service, and good ambience. Design can influence all…
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