Bangkok – The House of Salad looks like an artist’s studio, and rather than the traditional layout which separates chef and patron, the design encourages chatter between the two, to create the perfect meal.
Designed by Thai architecture firm Metaphor Studios, the restaurant’s interior is light and airy, with artists’ sketches and musical notes pinned to the wall. In the middle of the dining room is an open cooking table where guests can look at the ingredients and discuss their meal options with the chef.
Much more than a salad bar, the House of Salad gives customers an opportunity to have a personal experience with a chef and to have an input into the food they will eat.
The desire for increased interaction in a digital age is part of Conviviality Culture which we have seen before in German cocktail bar Gamsei, where amphitheatre-style seating removes the barrier between staff and drinker.