The Par Bar 3 Restaurant Brings Greenery Back To The Concrete Jungle In Kyiv

In the early 1990s the area to the South-East of Kyiv in Ukraine used to be a village with beautiful lush meadows which evolved in time to be covered in concrete. With the help of YoDezeen Studio a bit bit of that beauty was brought back in the form of an amazing new restaurant and bar: the Par Bar 3. The project was completed in 2020 and the inspiration behind the design was the history of this location.

The Par Bar restaurant has a very welcoming interior with a warm and inviting ambianceView in gallery
The Par Bar restaurant has a very welcoming interior with a warm and inviting ambiance

The team wanted to infuse it with greenery and to make nature a part of it. They manage to make that happen in a wonderful way. The bar covers an area of 491 square meters in total and is all on a single level. It’s divided into main zones, one being the main area and the other being a terrace. They’re divided by a stylish wine cabinet which doubles as a partition. 

This is the terrace, a section separate from the main area of the restaurant with a view of the outdoorsView in gallery
This is the terrace, a section separate from the main area of the restaurant with a view of the outdoors
The lamps hanging from the ceiling provide beautiful ambient lighting and create a nice display of shadowsView in gallery
The lamps hanging from the ceiling provide beautiful ambient lighting and create a nice display of shadows
A variety of tables of different shapes and sizes are spread across the room, each accompanied by a bit of greenery around itView in gallery
A variety of tables of different shapes and sizes are spread across the room, each accompanied by a bit of greenery around it

To enter this place once opens a large and imposing metal door with a natural stone handle. They then go through a corridor with lots of greenery and a few rusty metal accents on it and reach the main area which has two bars, one of which is dedicated to preparing Asian dishes. The bar counters are made from Bidasar Green natural stone and the fronts are made of wood. Speaking of which, natural wood plays a very important role in the interior design of this place as a whole. It’s the main material used for just about everything including the large decorative beams that go across the high ceilings. The lighting inside is subtle and strategically oriented so it puts an emphasis on the plants. The atmosphere inside is sophisticated but at the same extremely welcoming and comfortable. 

The main area is a large and open space with a tall black ceiling and robust wooden beams and columnsView in gallery
The main area is a large and open space with a tall black ceiling and robust wooden beams and columns
The main area has two large bars and both have beautiful natural stone countertopsView in gallery
The main area has two large bars and both have beautiful natural stone countertops
The greenery and the lighting play a very important role in the design and the identity of this placeView in gallery
The greenery and the lighting play a very important role in the design and the identity of this place
The main area and the terrace are separated by this large wine cabinetView in gallery
The main area and the terrace are separated by this large wine cabinet
Metal is an accent material that's also extensively used throughout the designView in gallery
Metal is an accent material that’s also extensively used throughout the design
The ceiling is high and has been painted all black which really helps to set a pleasant mood View in gallery
The ceiling is high and has been painted all black which really helps to set a pleasant mood
The lamps stretch across the ceiling and bend down, being reminiscent of the branches on a treeView in gallery
The lamps stretch across the ceiling and bend down, being reminiscent of the branches on a tree
The restrooms also have the same organic and cozy design and feature stone washbasinsView in gallery
The restrooms also have the same organic and cozy design and feature stone washbasins
The lighting in the restroom is in the form of a slender tube that bends and twists adding a playful touch to the decorView in gallery
The lighting in the restroom is in the form of a slender tube that bends and twists adding a playful touch to the decor