By Christian Rose-Day.
60 countries, 620 entries, only a handful of winners. The world's coolest bars and restaurant, no doubt. The 4th annual ceremony for the independently judged Restaurant and Bar Design Awards was recently held in celebration of hospitality design at The Royal Institute of British Architects in Fitzrovia.
Below you will discover the cream of hot new designs from London’s bar and restaurant scene. As this was an international competition, the creativity involved drew from many corners of inspiration, and to view a full list of winning entries, click here.
The overall world’s best design for a restaurant was won by A Cantina in Spain, designed by Estudio Nomada.
The overall world’s best design for a bar was won by Graffiti in Bulgaria, designed by Studio Mode.
That’s all well and good for the bar and restaurant-hopping people of Spain and Bulgaria, but you fine Londoners want to know which bars and restaurants in London won prizes, so you know where you’ll be heading the next time you have a spare evening. So, of the UK category winners, these London venues triumphed for their design.
Best standalone restaurant was won by Viet Hoa Cafe and Mess in Shoreditch designed by Vonsung.
Best standalone bar or club was won by The Drift bar in the City of London designed by Fusion Design and Architecture
Best restaurant or bar in a hotel was won by Wolfgang Puck’s Cut restaurant in Mayfair designed by Thierry Despont
The best pub award was handed to The Plough in Clapham designed by Harrison
And the best multiple bar or club award was given to Dirty Martini bar in Mayfair designed by Grapes Design.
All images courtesy of Flickr user Restaurant and Bar Design Awards.