1. 1990s: Saved by the Max, Los Angeles
This spot pays homage to the ’90s American TV show, Saved by the Bell. The space is modelled after the sitcom’s iconic diner, the Max, and the food is similarly themed, with dishes like the Bayside Burger and Tori’s Fried Chicken on the menu.
2. 1980s: Nineteen80, Singapore
This new bar celebrates all things ’80s – from the décor (think old-school arcade games such as Pac-Man and Space Invaders) to the cocktails (with offerings such as vodka Ribena and the classic Long Island iced tea).
3. 1970s: Dragon Noodles Academy, Hong Kong
You’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a 1970s kung fu academy here. Door handles are shaped like nunchucks and walls are lined with papier-mâché lion heads. dragon-noodles.com
4. 1960s: Al Fanar, Dubai
With its gleaming skyscrapers, it’s hard to picture Dubai as a sleepy backwater in the ’60s. But you can relive its days of yore at Al Fanar, which dishes up authentic Emirati fare like machboos deyay (chicken cooked with yellow rice) in a setting that’s reminiscent of a traditional Bedouin village.
5. 1950s: Poppies, London
At this old-school chippy, waitstaff in nautical outfits serve up battered cod and wholetail scampi, which diners can enjoy at Formica tables while listening to tunes from the corner jukebox.
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This article was originally published in the September 2018 issue of SilverKris magazine