The winners of the seventh annual Restaurant & Bar Design Awards—the only awards in the world dedicated to the design of food and beverage spaces—have been announced in London. Out of over 860 entries from the United Kingdom and 70 other countries, 36 designs were awarded, with two grand prize winners:
Best Overall Restaurant, Best International Restaurant, and an International Winner, Europe Restaurant: The Jane; Belgium / Studio Piet Boon.
Best Overall Bar, Best UK Bar and a UK Winner, Restaurant or Bar in a Hotel: Dandelyan; London / Design Research Studio.
Australian practices were also major award winners.
The first new distillery to be built in Sydney since 1853 has been named as the Best International Bar. Designed by Acme & Co, the Archie Rose Distillery in Sydney’s Dunning Avenue trumped an international field of bar venues to claim the title, also beating other Australian projects along the way, including designs from Travis Walton Architecture, Bates Smart and Grant Amon Architects.
Australia was also successful within the International Category prizes. Sydney’s ACME restaurant by Luchetti Krelle took out the Australia & Pacific Restaurant award and Melbourne’s Bond Lounge by Hachem was the best in the Australia & Pacific Nightclub category.
Text and photographs: Archdaily