There’s no denying that, in 2020, the “Instagrammability” of a place plays a huge factor in a traveller’s decision to visit it. With 40% of millennials in the UK stating that they consider how Instagramable a location is when trip planning, it’s easily one of the biggest travel trends influencing the industry right now.
But, aside from a trendy cafe, super-luxe hotel, or an Instagrammable destination in general, there’s one thing that’s especially great for the ‘gram: restaurants. 17% of travellers reported that they use social media to find out how Instagrammable a restaurant is before visiting it. So, that must be why there’s been such an influx of coral-hued cafes and wild sea-submerged restaurants.
Trendy is trendy, and it doesn’t look like it’s slowing down any time soon. Ranging from elegant to eccentric, the most Instagrammable restaurants in the world all have one thing in common: you’ll find loads of snaps of them on the social media platform. Where can you find them? All over the globe and right here in our list of the 50 most Instagrammable restaurants in the world.
Barrachina serves up super Instagrammable vibes all with a side of history. Head to this brightly-coloured restaurant in Old San Juan to snap some vibrant pictures. Add a piña colada to your photoshoot; the spot claims that in 1963, a Spanish bartender named Don Ramon Portas Mingot created the drink here.
One quick look through the Bucharest Instagram tag and you’ll notice lots of photos set inside of this historic restuarants. At the foundation of its identity is rich a history of more than 130 years, making it easily one of the most Instagrammable spots in the city. Pose against the stained glass window as you walk down the elegant staircase.
The tree-filled centre of this restaurant towers over the main dining area. Lush greenery cascades down into the room which, at night, turns into an enchanting forest-like atmosphere that still retains a bit of the historic charm that personifies Mexico City. It’s one of the most Instagrammable restaurants in the world, no matter where you sit.
If you’re visiting Calgary and are in search of something fun to do that you can also throw up on the ‘gram, check out National on 10th. They offer visitors everything from games and events to extraordinary food and select craft beers. Order a round and snap some photos as you enjoy a round or two of bowling.
You’d be hard-pressed to find a spot in Tel Aviv that doesn’t serve up some pretty Instagrammable spreads. The food here is so delightfully vibrant that it’s practically begging to be ‘grammed. However, Onza serves up sultry looks in terms of decor as well. As they put it, dining here is a “tantalising, deeply satisfying experience.”
Ted’s is a place where you can “talk, eat, and drink.” And, apparently, take high-quality, jealousy-inducing photos for social media. From the bar to the lounge to the main dining area, Ted’s is just brimming with quaint little alcoves that are the perfect backdrop for any Cairo photoshoot. It’s elegant and upscale yet cosy.
Did you even go to Florence if you didn’t post a photo of your Gustapizza? Most Instagrammers might think not. So, next time you’re travelling through Italy, be sure to head straight for this world-famous pizza joint. Order a pizza, a couple of beers, and then snap a pastel-hued photo along the bridge over the Arno River.
Modern Chinese cuisine delights foodies at Donna Chang day in and day out. However, it’s also well-known amongst travellers as one of the most Instagrammable restaurants in the world. Plush pink sofas, lush greenery, hanging lamps, and unique chandeliers all work together to create a photographer’s dream playground.
Andrés Carne de Res is one interesting spot. There is no such thing as a dull night in this buzzing venue. It’s a wonderland full of colourful light fixtures, intriguing decorations, and a seemingly endless maze of spots that are great for a Bogotá Instagram shot. The food’s pretty tantalising as well.
Le Petit Souffle is easily one of the most Instagrammable restaurants in all of Asia. It’s a colourful, fun place with French-Japanese food. But, it’s the desserts that really stand out. Order a signature soufflé and get ‘gramming with the leafy trees and bright yellow decor as your background. Then, enjoy one of the most delectable desserts ever.
Budapest is quickly becoming one of Europe’s most Instagrammable cities. From ruins bars to Danube River views, there’s a lot to love on an aesthetic level here. And, Mazel Tov ensures that even foodies will have something to snap a photo of. The greenery that cascades down into the hall, combined with the strung lights, makes this a pretty Instagrammable spot.
Any traveller who’s passed through Bangkok in recent years has likely taken the elevator up to the 32nd floor to reach Above Eleven. Towering over one of the world’s most bustling cities, this bar and restaurant serves up some of the most stunning viewpoints of Bangkok and its sunsets. Visiting is almost a rite of passage.
This tropical-style venue serves elevated Haitian food, world-class rum cocktails, and some of the best spots for bathroom selfies in the world. Browsing around Instagram, you’ll find numerous selfies taken from the bathroom at Agrikol. But, the entire restaurant is so undeniably Instagrammable that you’ll have a full camera roll of photos by the time you leave at the end of the night.
Sexy, sultry, and mysterious are all great ways to describe the Back Bay location of Lolita in Boston. Neon signs cast a red-coloured hue over the restaurant where stained glass windows, murals, and candlelit chandeliers all work together to create a theme that’s just as tantalising as the food here. The only problem is going to be deciding where to start your #FoodiePhotoshoot first.
Workshop 55 might as well be a studio as it offers photo-hungry visitors numerous different spaces to use as unique backdrops. The main bar area is retro and chic. However, 55 is modelled after a decadent 1930’s Miami glamour vibe with a whimsical touch. From the pink Christian Lacroix wallpaper to a parrot, you’ll find plenty of inspiration for photos here.
One publication described Faro as a place where “the art and the eating come together with a full chorus of brain-bending light shows.” There’s no denying that Faro is one of the most architecturally-impressive restaurants in the world. A large ball sits in the middle of the room where neon lights cast colourful shadows over the tables.
What’s not Instagrammable about a basement beach bar in the heart of Spain’s capital city? Ojalá has been a go-to spot for influencers in Madrid for years, with three unique spots all serving up different looks. The main-level bistro is bustling and lush. The basement bar is filled with sand. And, the bathrooms, well, they’re next-level wild. You can spend hours just getting photos in the bathrooms.
It took three Mexican artists almost 100 days to create the impressively ornate mural the decorates the main wall at El Catrin. That alone ensures it deserves a photo, whether or not you publish it to Instagram. Order from Canada’s largest mescal and tequila bar (they serve over 120 different labels) and pose against the mural. It’ll be the tastiest picture you’ve ever taken.
Il Cielo is not only one of the most Instagrammable restaurants in the world, but it’s also one of the most romantic. You’ll often see the restaurant decorated for a wedding or other special event. But, if you can snag a reservation to this Beverly Hills hotspot, you’ll be lucky enough to enjoy snapping a few photos of the Italian-themed villa’s rose-covered walls and light-drenched courtyard.
Elephant Hill is a stunning and innovative winery estate and restaurant located on the idyllic Te Awanga coast. Not all Instagrammable restaurants have to feature neon lights and coral-coloured walls, and Elephant Hill proves that to be true. Whether you’re taking photos set against the aesthetically-pleasing vineyard or are posing inside looking out onto the impressive bay, any photo you take here is absolutely stunning.
For Instagram accounts featuring a brighter, lighter colour scheme, Tegelbackel is really going to enhance your feed. The environment is warm and colourful, with just the perfect touch of glamour. Soft lighting illuminates the space, which features delightful red and pink tones. After a bit of elegance? This is the best spot for your next photoshoot.
Clean, earthy, natural tones make Maku Poke Stop one of the most Instagrammable restaurants in the world. You should you visit in order to sample some of the best poke bowls you’ll find in the Western hemisphere. But, while you’re there, you’ll find that the restaurant is practically set up for photo-taking. Interior design studio WEWI worked hard to transform the space into a tropical oasis.
Marrakesh is one of the most Instagrammable cities in the world. And, you can visit pretty much any riad in the city in search of aesthetic inspiration for photos, interior design, or even fashion. However, Riad Jardin Secret is absolutely the most Instagrammable restaurant in the city. Wander up to the Pink Rooftop for breakfast and photoshoot that’ll tempt all of your senses.
For sultry, mysterious photos on your next trip to England, you’re going to want to visit the Hockley Arts Club in Nottingham. The venue is teeming with varied spaces perfect for a truly awe-inspiring photo. Choose from Stockholm, the Blue Rooms, or the aptly-named Electric Garden. The Blue Rooms are perfect for any aesthetic, as they’re filled with large leather-clad private booths and comfy sofas.
If you’ve ever browsed through the Mykonos tag on Instagram then you’ve likely come across a photo or two of this tiny little alleyway restaurant. Kastro’s is one of the most Instagrammable (and Instagrammed) restaurants in the world. A charming alleyway spills out onto the sea, lined with just a few tables from which to enjoy a majestic sunset and a local Greek wine.
Craving a taste of London but find yourself all the way in Dubai? The London Project perfectly personifies the Instagrammability of any Shoreditch restaurant but does so with a local flare. In short, it’s London. Not place, but by the “grace of essence,” as they so elegantly put it. Underlit tables, perfectly-placed greenery, and some nice accent colours all make it easy to snap the perfect photo here.
It doesn’t matter what kind of Instagram feed you’ve got, you’ve got space for a photo of the Kawaii Monster Cafe in Tokyo. Eccentric, over-the-top, and absolutely bursting with life and colour, this spot is so iconically Tokyo in style. Order any one of their monster desserts and you’ll have more than enough Insta material to tide you over for a while.
The Voodoo Rooms in Edinburgh embody a sort of elegant charm that you’d really only find in this city. Ornate ceilings, large arched windows and booth seating make the space look impressively elegant. Add a “touch of black and gold, an underlying fun tiki theme, sixty tequilas and sixty rums” and you’ve got a pretty great place to enjoy taking photos of whatever you want. Drinks, food, ambience, they serve it all.
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Habanera is hidden in plain sight, tucked away right in the heart of Madrid. It’s a spot where colonial Cuban architecture merges with Mediterranean glamour to produce what is easily one of the most Instagrammable restaurants in the world. The fabrics, the furniture, and careful lighting make it easy to confuse the interior from the exterior. And, that’s what makes photos here truly stand out.
What’s more Instagrammable than a whimsical cafe and restaurant tucked away inside of a secret Japanese garden? The House of Small Wonder is one of Berlin’s cutest restaurants. It also makes for the perfect Berlin brunch photo, if that’s your Insta’s aesthetic. From the hanging plants to the beautifully curved staircase, this Japanese wonderland is an Instagrammer’s dream setting.
The Iron Fairies is one of the most enchanting places you’ll ever visit. It’s one of Hong Kong’s most intriguing secrets which you’d be sorry to miss out on during your next visit. As more of a “concept” than a full-on restaurant, the place “promises a bewitching night of live jazz and blues amidst other worldly interiors that captivate.” If that’s not Instagrammable then we don’t know what is.
Ask any traveller who’s recently been to Bali and they’ll likely tell you La Favela is the coolest place on the entire island. Why? The entrance is lush and overflowing, acting as an enchanted garden luring you in. Inside, you’ll find a number of cosy corners to relax in, all filled with vintage decor and laidback vibes. It’s definitely one of the most Instagrammed spots in Bali, so don’t feel bad jumping on the craze, too.
In terms of hotels, The Dean is by far one of the most Instagrammable hotels in Europe. However, the trendy neon sign and upmarket, chic rooms lead you all the way up to the rooftop restaurant. It’s just as Insta-friendly as the rest of the hotel. There’s no way you’re not snapping a photo of you and bae in front of the “I fell in love here” sign. We’re not judging, but your followers might.
Pietro Nolita is pink from floor to ceiling. With just a touch of green and blue thrown in here and there, this pink-hued restaurant has been attracting Instagrammers for years. The pink jewel box is inspired by 1980s design motifs, making it a great spot for anybody with an Insta aesthetic that’s particularly #retro or #throwback.
At this trendy, architecturally-impressive restaurant, Michelin-starred French cuisine gets served in a beautiful setting. As one of the most Instagrammable restaurants in the world, you’ll find that Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée delivers both in terms of world-class cuisine and fabulous photos. Here, the legacy of the past meets the elegance of the future. The result? A remarkable display of beauty.
As the owner of an account that’s green-hued, earthy, or super muted in tone, you’re going to love Bar Botanique in Amsterdam. It’s a lush tropical oasis tucked away in the heart of the colourful Eerste van Swindenstraat district of the city. At its core, it’s a photographer’s paradise. Whether you take photos of interior design, still life, food, or are a travel couple in search of your next Insta hit, you’ll find inspiration here.
This striking art deco-style space never disappoints. Oretta is one of the most Instagrammable restaurants in Canada no matter where you look. From the multi-coloured tile that lines the floor straight up to the 1920s-inspired walls and even the chandeliers, there’s nothing here that’s not Instagrammable.
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Halfway between the Pantheon and Piazza Navona is where you’ll find Liòn. Art-deco inspired and full of Italian Great Gatsby vibes, this is one opulent spot for any photoshoot. Your feed will be full of rich colours, elegant details, and even some of the prettiest cocktails in the city. It’ll be easy to tag it #FromRomeWithLove, as there’s no way you’re leaving this spot not completely enamoured with the decor.
Ah, the Maldives. It’s recently become a hotspot for Instagram influencers posting turquoise-coloured photos from this Arabian Sea island nation. Instead of beach photos (we know, it’s going to be hard to resist), visit one of the islands’ underwater restaurants. Subsix, with its ornate ceiling and total-blue hue, is our pick for the most Instagrammable underwater restaurant in the Maldives.
Walking into Ghost Donkey feels as if you’ve just walked onto a beautifully-lit and well-designed movie set. This Mexican-inspired mezcal bar and restaurant will add an extra touch of romance and intrigue to any photo you take here. The cascading effect of the lights that hang from the ceiling, plus the bar’s backlight, make it easy to take a nice rose-coloured selfie or two.
Bananas is a slice of tropical heat in the heart of La Ribera. If what your feed is lacking is some Spanish-inspired Miami looks straight outta the 80s and 90s, then head straight for Bananas. Neon palm trees, a makeshift tiki bar, and some of the craziest carpeting in the city all make for a pretty vibrant backdrop regardless of the kind of photo you’re trying to take.
Similar to Pietro Nolita, Sketch in London is pink from floor to ceiling. However, you’ll find that Sketch draws inspiration more from art deco than from the 1980s. It’s a quirky 18th-century townhouse tea room by day and elegant lounge by night. If the pink hues aren’t quite your style, be sure to check out the woodland-themed cocktail bar.
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As one of the most Instagrammed spots in Thailand, you’d be hard-pressed to find a traveller who’s backpacked their way through Southeast Asia and hasn’t taken a picture on the beach in Krabi. Avoid being too cliché and take your photos from the impressively enchanting restaurant The Grotto instead. It’s nestled under an ancient limestone cliff. Need we say more?
It’s almost as Mandrake Miami was designed with Instagrammers in mind. The entire aesthetic here practically begs photo-hungry guests to visit, all with camera in hand. The showy space, however, delivers in terms of Instagrammable spots. From the elegant chandeliers on the table to the neon lights and the ornate furniture, you’re definitely leaving here with a shot or two that’ll induce some serious #FOMO from your followers.
The Grounds of Alexandria is perhaps one of the most Instagrammable spots in Sydney, period. Both night and day, you’ll find something enchanting and magical about this lush garden cafe and restaurant. Green gardens, sparkling fairy lights, and Instagrammable dishes are just a few of the surprises that await you here. And, they frequently hold events in which the entire space is transformed into a fairytale land.
As the first underwater restaurant in Europe, it comes as no surprise that the aptly-named Under is one of the most Instagrammable restuarants in the world. Half-sunken into the sea, the restaurant allows diners to watch the marine life through a panoramic window. The restaurant is so sought-after that you can expect to wait six months for a table.
Do you mean to tell us that Tattu isn’t an actual photoshoot set? Could’ve fooled us. It’s so pretty, so incredibly well-designed, that you’ll likely spend the entire evening gawking over each and every hidden detail. The sophisticated space showcases dark wooden features, carved screens, and purple-hued trees that all work together to create one of the most Instagrammable settings you’ll encounter in the UK and beyond.
Buenos Aires is one sexy city. From tango to tantalising cuisine, there’s a lot to love here in terms of romantic, aesthetically-pleasing photo opportunities. So, when we say that the new restaurant Niño Gordo is one of the most Instagrammable restaurants in the world, we mean it. Light up your palate and your eyes here as you work to snap photos under all of the floating lanterns that cast a red light onto all of the patrons.
While not internationally renowned as one of the most Instagrammable spots in the world, Moscow is home to quite an enchanting restaurant that’s great for photo-taking. Sempre acts much like a real woodland wonderland. Green plants and warm lighting hang over the entire space. Natural materials abound, with stone and wood dominating the interior decor. It’s as intriguing as it is Instagrammable.
As for the absolute most Instagrammable restaurant in the entire world? It truly depends on your style and taste. But, Present Company in Houston, Texas sure does offer quite the variety of Instagrammable spaces. Elegant sofas, neon lights, vibrant colours, fairy lights, and a charming plant wall all turn Present Company into quite the photographic playground. They’ve got something for any kind of style.