Situated in Azerbaijan's capital, Baku, Syrovarnya is a new all-day dining restaurant from Novikov.

Taking inspiration from the local landscape and grandiose architecture, Syrovarnya blends together mixed materiality with a curated art collection and bold colours to create an accessible restaurant that helps welcome a new era of dining to the evolving capital.

Photography by James McDonald.

With double-height proportions and floor to ceiling windows, Syrovarnya is flooded with natural light, spotlighting the mixed materialality of the restaurant. Timber parquet flooring is contrasted with green gloss ceramic tiles, soft, patterned upholstery and blackened metal detailing on the tables and lighting. Four impressive chandeliers hang overhead and showcase an industrial yet elevated edge whilst art work curated by Adam Ellis softens the look with imagery displaying local flora and fauna. Pops of yellow spread throughout whilst a bar with a blue and while tile front is punctuated by burnt orange leather stools, creating a perfect place to perch for those enjoying drinks and bar snacks. A small covered terrace offers additional seating and a timber-clad wine cellar stocks world-class wines for the connoisseur.