The coronavirus pandemic has affected virtually all areas of life. But probably no sector has been more severely affected than the hospitality sector. After staying closed for months, restaurants are slowly adapting to the ‘new normal’ in a post-lockdown state. But besides the short-term changes, there is a lingering sense that we will have to redefine what ‘normal’ means in a post-pandemic world. So if you are wondering what comes next in restaurant design, this article is for you. From short-term changes and design best practices, we discuss the future of restaurant design after COVID-19.