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Contents Congratulations Judges

Best Restaurant 3 The Restaurant & Bar Design Awards is now six years old.
Best Bar 4
I would like to congratulate the winners of this years Restaurant
& Bar Design Awards. With over 860 amazing entries in 2014 from
UK Winners over 60 countries, the quality of the entries was as high as ever.
I would like to thank all our entrants, judges, presenters, host and
Fast/Casual 5 friends for ensuring this Awards ceremony was a huge success.
London Bar 6
London Restaurant 7 Special thanks goes to DG Professional Interiors who built this Andy McLoughlin Andy Sturgeon Blues To Chris Baldock Claus Sendlinger David Partridge Divia Thani
Multiple Bar or Club 8 years Great Reveal (more about that in The Great Reveal VP Global Innovation Landscape & Editor in Chief / Choreographer & CEO & President / Managing Partner / Daswani
Multiple Restaurant 9 e-magazine to be published on the 6th October), Ceri Richmond & Design / IHG Garden Designer GQ Taiwan Artistic Director Design Hotels Argent Editor in Chief /
Pub 10 (Core), Simon Bristow (BCS), Rue Davies, Firefly and my other Cond Nast
Restaurant or Bar in a heritage building 11 sponsors and partners; without whose patience, humour and Traveller India
Restaurant or Bar in a hotel 12 attention to detail, I would have lost it all together and this
Restaurant or Bar in a retail space 13 ambitious Awards would never happen!
Restaurant or Bar in another space 14
Standalone Bar or Club 15 I would like to thank Leslie Brissett (Host and friend) for his multi
Standalone Restaurant 16 motivational and communication skills.

Lastly, after two years of work, I would like to thank Taschen for
UK & International Winners publishing our first book Restaurant & Bar Design, featuring a
selection of 100 brilliant projects entered into the Awards over the
Decorative Lighting 17 past five years. Gerry Judah Gillian de Bono Julia Peshkova Julia Peyton- Kaffe Fassett Kim Walker Lik Peng Loh
Outside 18 Artist Editor / How To Editor / Architectural Jones Artist Creative Director Director /
Pop-Up 19 I look forward to next year, where the story continues! Spend It Digest Russia Director / & Senior VP / Unlisted Collection
Caf 20 Serpentine Gallery Morgans Hotel
Identity 21 Marco Rebora Group
Lighting Scheme 22 Founder / Restaurant & Bar Design Awards
Surface Interiors 23

UK & International Winners

Asia Bar 24
Asia Restaurant 25
Australia & Pacific Bar 26
Australia & Pacific Restaurant 27 Livia Peraldo Mark Hix Michael Corsar Michael Tiedy Niko Saurma Peter Wetherell Sandra Del Rio
Europe Bar 28 Matton Chef Director & Designer / SVP, Global Brand Vice President Founder & Editor in Chief /
Europe Restaurant 29 Editor in Chief / Elle MCVI & Innovation / Design / Swarovski Chairman / Conde Nast
Middle East & Africa Bar 30 Dcor Italia Starwood Hotels & Wetherell Traveller Spain
Middle East & Africa Restaurant 31 Resorts
The Americas Bar 32
The Americas Restaurant 33

Sponsors & Partners 35

Sharon Stammers Simon Farr Tariq Shaukat Thomas Yotam Ottolenghi

Co-Founder / Deputy Chairman / Executive VP / Heatherwick Chef
Light Collective UK Bibendum Caesars Founder /
Entertainment Heatherwick Studio

Best Restaurant / Les Haras (France) / Jouin Manku

Beautiful, consistent execution with

sumptuous details.
Michael Tiedy / SVP, Global Brand & Innovation /
Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Headline Sponsor

Best Bar / FEI (China) / A.N.D.

Magic! Often attempted, rarely achieved.

Simon Farr / Deputy Chairman / Bibendum

Headline Sponsor

Fast/Casual / Cornerstone Caf (London) / Paul Crofts Studio Lathams

Brief With nationwide distribution, James Latham offers the most

comprehensive and varied range of panel products, hardwood,
The caf is set within an old warehouse at the Royal Arsenal hardwood flooring and joinery-quality softwood available in
Riverside in Woolwich east London. The industrial building was the market today. Lathams wide-ranging portfolio includes
formerly part of a munitions factory producing weapons for the an extensive choice of innovative surface solutions to inspire
royal navy and armed forces. The brief was to create a destination architects and interior designers.
cafe for the Arsenal Riverside development whilst respecting the
listed buildings heritage. The building was to be stripped back to a
shell retaining its original material character.


The project was completed on a limited budget and had the

constraints of the building being listed.


The scheme leaves the original features intact and the design is
an insertion of new elements to contrast with the existing fabric of
the building. The buildings heritage is reflected in the use of the
chevron pattern which draws its inspiration from the insignia on
military uniforms. Bespoke tables in solid oak have the chevron
pattern screen printed directly on the surface.


The Breakfast Club (London) / Finch Interiors

Grillstock (Bristol) / Simple Simon Design
Hallys (London) / Alexander Waterworth Interiors
The Beech House (Beaconsfield) / People In Space
Apostrophe (London) / Emulsion
Pavilion Tea Company (Brighton) / designLSM

Perfect design for a fast, casual restaurant:

budget, smart, cozy.
Julia Peshkova / Editor / Architectural Digest Russia

5 UK Winners
London Bar / Topolski (London) / B3 Designers


The brief was to turn this 370 square metre arch space into a
venue that allowed visitors to enjoy Felix Topolskis artworks.
This was to incorporate a counter bar and seating for Company
of Cooks food offer whilst creating an aesthetic that reflected
Topolskis utilitarian artistic approach.


The main challenge was designing a method of displaying the

huge artworks in a way that would honour the artist and his
utilitarian approach. Choosing furniture and materials were also
carefully done to represent the functional character of the bar.


With self-supporting scaffolding structure within the arches to

hold and display Topolskis artwork, this new industrial, raw style-
looking gallery truly celebrates Felix Topolskis work. The bar top
itself is made from reclaimed school desks whose surfaces are
covered in graffiti. The back of the arch celebrates the Topolski
Chronicles; hand sketched accounts of iconic figures, politics and
events throughout the 20th Century.


The King of Ladies Man (London) / Finch Interiors

Augustus Harris (London) / McLaren Excell
GNH Bar (London) / Archer Humphryes Architects
Bangers (London) / Jo Clevely Design

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6 UK Winners
London Restaurant / Beagle (London) / Fabled Studio

Brief of having exposed air conditioning ducts. We achieved this by Shortlisted

running all of the air conditioning underground. We also faced a
We were tasked to create a destination restaurant, bar and coffee number of structural challenges and werent able to conceal any Yashin Ocean House (London) / JYSM
take away within 3 Victorian railway arches under the old North wiring within the walls so instead made a feature of the wiring. Wright Brothers (London) / Undercover Architecture
London railway line next to Hoxton Overground station. We built Sticks N Sushi (London) / Diener & Diener Architekten
a palette around details and references from the railway carriages The Fish & Chip Shop (London) / Box 9 Design
and locomotives that used to run on the old North London Results The Happenstance (London) / Fusion Design and Architecture
Railway line. Hoxley & Porter (London) / KAI Design
A space inspired by the Victorian railway carriages from the old
North London Railway line that used to run overhead, mixing this
Challenges with industrial fittings and finishes to complement the industrial
vernacular and history of the arches. We built a palette of paired
Being situated in Victorian railway arches, there were a number back aged finishes such as blackened steel ceiling strap work to
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7 UK Winners 9 Baker Street W1U 3AH
Multiple Bar or Club / The Vintry (London) / Harrison


To redesign the existing ground floor restaurant and bar area,

retaining lunch and dinner custom and increasing all-day trading.
The basement area was underutilised, so the design needed
to increase footfall and capacity by creating an attractive,
defined offer.


The ground floor bar and restaurant areas were slightly below
street level and landlocked between a church and tall office
buildings. Although there were many windows, it felt dark and
soulless. There was no visual connection between the ground
floor and basement room, and a network of bland corridors and
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The back fitting was opened up and dining counter added to

create a connected dining experience at the bar. Raised areas
with fixed seating and booths at the perimeter windows give
customers an exterior link. The basement stair was reconfigured
and set in a glass enclosure to give a direct view into the
basement from the ground floor. The new ground floor restaurant
provides day-round eating. The basement trades as a cocktail bar
and lounge.


28-50 Maddox Street (London) / B3 Designers

Revolution (Reading) / Julian Taylor Design Associates
Pitcher & Piano (Hitchin) / Concorde BGW
Dirty Martini (London) / Grapes Design

8 UK Winners
Multiple Restaurant / Ping Pong (Wembley) / Superfutures


The brief was to re-develop the existing Ping Pong brand and
deliver a new experience for customers. Working alongside the
new branding re-vamp that had recently been completed prior to
us coming on board.


All of the loose furniture including table and chairs are all bespoke
designs within the restaurant. Our biggest challenge was
developing the new family of furniture chair, dim sum stool, bar
stool, and tables with our manufactures in China and streamlining
the prototypes before launching.


The design references the intriguing and traditional side of old

China and the juxtaposition between the two. Focusing on the
urban side of Shanghai chic, through both modern and 1930s
interpretation. The new concept has a distinctly different feel to
its sister restaurants from the more elegant bespoke furniture and
bar stools to custom-made artwork, lighting and metal panelling.


Jamies Trattoria (Richmond) / Blacksheep

Cleaver (Cobham) / Naomi Design
Las Iguanas (Bristo) / B3 Designers
Gourmet Burger Kitchen (Covent Garden) / moreno:masey The space, bespoke furniture, textures
Nandos (Teddington) / B3 Designers and colours create an effective reference
Nandos (Vauxhall) / moreno:masey
to Shanghai and the many external cultural
influences in Shanghais history.
Michael Tiedy / SVP, Global Brand and Innovation /
Starwood Hotels & Resorts

9 UK Winners
Pub / Tap on the Line (Richmond) / Concorde BGW Fresh ideas for
Brief by a glazed wrought iron, domed arcade. This place was unloved Shortlisted
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and the terrace was outdated with concrete paving. The challenge
Our brief was to restore the pub back to its Victorian glory. was to re-introduce a grander, Victorian feel whilst producing a Crown & Thistle (Abingdon) / People In Space
Housed in the former Buffet Rooms, it has beautiful period focal point for local and tourist trade throughout the day. The Truscott Arms (London) / MS-DA
features including a large double height vaulted ceiling. One of our 11 Pimlico Road (London) / Fusion Design and Architecture
objectives was to re-introduce a grander feel and renovate the old The Kings Arms (Didmarton) / Raw Design
part of the pub that was linked to the existing station building by a Results The Bulls Head (London) / Geronimo Inns & Joanna Clevely Design
wrought iron, domed arcade which was glazed on all sides. The Clock House (London) / Fusion by Design Caswell Engineering Services is one of the
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10 UK Winners
Restaurant or Bar in a heritage building / Christophers Bar (London) / De Matos Ryan
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The renovation brought back to life a number of beautiful period

features including the large double height vaulted ceiling in the bar
and Victorian grandeur in the shape of a main bar complete with
metal columns and station clock. The original glazed, wrought iron
domed arcade has been transformed into a caf with a distinct
atmosphere and charm. A nursery style terrace with feature rose
arches and vintage seating has a cosmopolitan appeal.


Designing for a Grade II listed building, all insertions are non-

structural and non-intrusive linings, installed with careful detailing
to respect and accentuate the existing building fabric. The
challenge was to create an overarching design language for
three distinct areas Martini Bar, Dining Room and Club Room
whilst accentuating the exceptional character of the building and
celebrating its glamorous and decadent history.


The Martini Bars ornate focal point is a gold-mirrored, brass-clad

bar with a faceted, smoked gold mirror backdrop cut with the
repeat abstracted motif of a Martini glass. A dynamic installation
of suspended sculptural lights animates the double-height space.
Seating options include a 6.6 metre onyx sharing table, as well as
upholstered banquettes tucked under a canopy of sumptuous teal
buttoned velvet, for a more intimate experience.


Great Court (London) / Softroom

1855 (Oxford) / Tait
Plum & Spilt Milk (London) / Archer Humphryes Architects
The Cosy Club (Exeter) / In house
Verdi Italian Kitchen (London) / Keane Brands
Bread Street Brasserie (Edinburgh) / ICA

The heritage character remains the focus, but

is brought to life with just the right about of
colour and energy it doesnt steal the show.
Chic, understated, but fun.
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11 UK Winners
Restaurant or Bar in a hotel / Ametsa with Arzak Instruction (London) / Ab Rogers Design


To create a space dedicated to the celebration and enjoyment of

exquisite food. It was important that the restaurant be flexible and
able to work with the addition of a private dining room to the main
dining area or as one singular restaurant. It needed to dovetail
with existing architecture but also to act as an oasis in the centre
of the hotel and provide a stage where the food can perform.


To create a space with a strong functional flow that supports and

enhances the consumption of exquisite food. To make sure that
the diner can see, smell and taste the food without distraction
whilst the front of house effortless operates the space around
them. Ultimately it is to create a strong identity for the restaurant
and a memorable experience for the diners.


A wave-like ceiling, created from seven thousand delicate glass

receptacles filled with vibrantly coloured spices, form a warm
glittering canopy. Mirrors along one wall are engraved with
illustrations of the spices hanging above. Large perforated doors
partially screen the restaurant from the entrance while an angled
oak floor invites diners inside. Lacquered walls create a calm
interior where the food shines.


Berners Tavern (London) / Yabu Pushelberg

Plum & Spilt Milk (London) / Archer Humphryes Architects
Crown & Thistle (Abingdon) / People In Space
Hoi Polloi (London) / Universal Design Studio
The Coach & Horses Hotel (London) / Harrison
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12 UK Winners
Restaurant or Bar in a retail space / One Canada Square (London) / David Collins Studio
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However, the studios approach always begins with the pre-
existing fabric of the building so the team looked to the post-
industrial designs of the early 1990s and married them to a softer

Burrito Mama (London) / Softroom

Square Restaurant and Bar is a contemporary European dining aesthetic complemented with classic brasserie details. Pandora Bar (London) / Grapes Design
restaurant and cocktail bar within the ground floor lobby of the Gourmet Burger Kitchen (Angel) / moreno:masey
Csar Pelli-designed One Canada Square, Canary Wharfs Samba Swirl (London) / Mizzi Studios
landmark building. The brief involved working with the grand Results Burger & Lobster (London) / designLSM
postmodern aesthetic and materials of the vast lobby to delineate Cabana (Wembley) / Michaelis Boyd Associates

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an intimate and glamorous space. We used a palette of racing green, red leathers and Verde Imperial
marble against dark wood. Columns centre the space and are
a geometric counterpoint to two floating staircases. Furnishings
Challenges inspired by vintage car designs feature ribbed upholstery and
contrast piping & herringbone-veneered tabletops complement

The space presented an intriguing challenge as the iconic stature the smoked-oak floor. The exposed steel grid of the ceiling &
of the original lobby and its bold use of Rosso Levanto marble chrome light fixtures are a witty reference to an industrial early-
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13 UK Winners
Restaurant or Bar in another space / The Magazine (London) / Zaha Hadid Architects


The Magazine, a grade II* listed building in Kensington Gardens

built around 1805 was originally designed as a Gunpowder
Store, hence the name, Magazine. The architectural vision for
the building was for a lightweight contemporary extension, to
be sensitively positioned adjacent to the historic structure. The
intention was that the extension should have the feel of a pavilion
rather than a more substantial form.


The new Magazine extension needed to contain a generous, open

social space that should enliven the Serpentine Sackler Gallery as
a new cultural and culinary destination. The new extension had to
be designed to complement the calm and solid classical building
with a light, transparent, dynamic and distinctly contemporary
space of the 21st century.


The new addition of the 19th century gunpowder store in Hyde

Park is one of the most inspiringly beautiful dining rooms in
London, in Europe, in the world. Its like eating inside some great
mythical animals exoskeleton just breath-taking and definitely
the place to bring someone who has no conversation. You can
just sit and admire the wall. AA Gill, Sunday Times.


Media Space at the Science Museum (London) / BKD

The Club at the House of St Barnabas (London) /
Grainne Weber Architects Fantastic, sculpture-like architecture.
Lane7 (Newcastle-upon-Tyne) / Julie Chambers Design
The Pheasantry (Bushy Park) / Mizzi Studios Blues To / Editor in Chief / GQ Taiwan
Rabot 1745 (London) / Terry Moore Design
Clydebuilt (Glasgow) / 442 Design

14 UK Winners
Standalone Bar or Club / Mr Foggs (London) / d_raw


Charlie Gilkes and Duncan Stirling of Inception Group came to Building Construction Solutions
d-raw with the brief of turning the existing Brutons Bar into the
living room of the fictional character of Phileas Fogg, the main
character in the 1873 Jules Verne novel Around the world in
eighty days.


The challenge of this project was to produce a convincing

environment depicting the life of Phileas Fogg in his home without
making it look too set design. The customer is encouraged
to stay and experience the same delight and enthusiasm for
travelling as Jules Vernes novel did for generations.


D-raw cooked a late 19th century interior by stripping back the

existing bar into a large room, increasing the ceiling height and
dressing the existing walls and columns with Victorian panelling
and a large library wall. A central fireplace, a bar, a Victorian
cornice, ceiling rose and a herringbone floor where installed.
All the space was rewired to provide power to traditional lighting
in order to recreate the grand living room of the period.


The Stay Club (London) / Akos Bara

Aether & Echo (Belfast) / Oscar & Oscar
The Albany (Belfast) / ODonnell ONeill Design
Maddison (Cardiff) / Design Management Partnership
Disco (London) / d_raw

One of a kind. A lovely atmosphere.

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15 UK Winners
Standalone Restaurant / Whyte & Brown (London) / Blacksheep

Brief that the raw materials used would have a human touch making Shortlisted
the everyday, ever after. The unit is split across two levels with a
Creative Director, Fiona Gale, approached Blacksheep with her larger dining space upstairs. The challenges were to entice guests Artisan (Manchester) / Michelle Derbyshire
vision for a restaurant offering free-range chicken dishes, hence a from the bar to stay for dinner. Crafthouse (Leeds) / Conran and Partners
brand new restaurant was born. Situated in the heart of Londons Surf Bay (Perranporth) / Leisure Concepts
buzzing Carnaby Street, one of the key design directions was to Chotto Matte (London) / Andy Martin Architects
hint towards an industrial and reclaimed style but softened around Results Fleet Street Kitchen (Birmingham) / Raw Design
the edges with a feminine and comfortable touch. Steak of the Art (Bristol) / James Blinkhorn
Smaller room settings sit within the larger space, divided by
shelving & storage, comprised of everyday materials given a new
Challenges use. A marble chefs table extends from the kitchen into the dining
space, whilst a large polished concrete bar top forms the 7th step
The menu focuses on taking an everyday ingredient like chicken of the staircase, leading customers to the dining space. The use
and transforming it into something amazing. As the concept of raw industrial materials throughout contrasts with the softness
developed, the brand DNA of human alchemy evolved meaning of upholstered items reinforcing the play between hard and soft.

Kaspars Seafood Bar & Grill

The Savoy, London
16 UK Winners
Decorative Lighting / Aluminium Flower Garden (Japan) / Moriyuki Ochiai Architects


We designed a bar named Flower around the theme of a flower.

Origami which is a unique Japanese art changes its forms into
various things from a single sheet of paper. Taking inspiration from
this, we used a single finite material aluminium as a simple planar
surface from which we created an engaging three-dimensional
space that fulfils various functions and requirements.


A sheet of aluminium, a recyclable material as thin and flexible as

paper, spreads across the ceiling as it fills the space with its light
and airy presence. Changes to the size and density of the flower
petals impart the function and atmosphere suited to each area,
such as lively and quiet areas created through minute differences
in the height and expanse of a given space.


Ones position and angle of vision as well as the reflection

of images and lights from the mirrors on the walls concur to
perpetually redefine the appearance of the whole space, thus
enabling the viewer to experience a space with transient and
diverse atmospheres. The layering of minutely differing areas
throughout the space gives people the opportunity to find an
oasis of comfort at their own leisure.


FEI (China) / A.N.D.

The More (Republic of Korea) / Betwin
Waters (USA) / Preen
The Pearl (Germany) / IDEA
Moon Club (Bahamas) / Jeffrey Beers International
Aragona (USA) / Erich Ginder Studio
Benitos Hat (Farringdon) / Dover Design
Session Kitchen (USA) / Bldg Collective

Memorable and unusual approach to

a decorative feature in keeping with the
story of the bar.
Sharon Stammers / Director / Light Collective

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17 UK & International Winners
Outside / BrewDog (Brazil) / CM Design Consultants Design Centre London

Brief A commitment to design excellence has put Design Centre,

Chelsea Harbour firmly on the map. Nowhere else will you find
BrewDog, Scotlands largest independent brewery have opened such a concentrated collective. It is a thriving platform, both
12 bars in the last 3 years, selling its award winning craft beers. creatively and commercially, for an exceptionally dynamic industry.
Sao Paulo, Brazil represents the first bar in the Americas and is
part of an ambitious global expansion plan for the company which
is again the UKs fastest growing food and drink company with
annual average growth of 167%.


The building was a former garage and mechanics workshop. Its

industrial features were perfect for the BrewDog concept. The
staircase section of the building was stripped of its cladding to
reveal a raw concrete tower. The remainder of the facade has
untreated steel sheets riveted to steel channels. Sliding / folding
doors create a wide welcoming entrance. The front outside area
features walls made from raw timber shuttered concrete.


The outside represents BrewDogs revolutionary pub brand ethos,

and compliments their edgy punk reputation. It is like nothing else
around Sao Paulo, and leads the rebellion against big budget
contemporary design bars, which are often bland and over-styled.
The Shipping container serves as a bottle take away shop. The
clean, industrial and unpretentious design is a refreshing change
from the over-styled and unrewarding venues.


House Dublin (Ireland) / ODonnell ONeill Design

The Stay Club (London) / Akos Bara
Shed (USA) / Jensen Architects
Restaurant on the Sea (Japan) / Case-Real

design centre LONDON

18 UK & International Winners

Pop-Up / Sleep Bar (London) / Nous Design Concept Bars

Brief Over 20 years at the forefront of innovative bespoke bar design

and installation; providing architects, designers and operators
Created for the Sleep hotel design exhibition, London November with functional quality planned bars for all f&b situations. We are
2013, we were requested to come up with an intriguing concept consultants, manufacturers, installers, suppliers of equipment,
for this 2-day event. The captive audience for this show were hotel with a can do attitude.
owners, operators and designers that have seen it all. The Bar is
located in an elongated corridor space which is to became the
centre of attention providing the guests an alternative environment
to network and socialise.


As far as we know this is the first ceramic bar of its kind. This fully
operation bar weighs 1.8 tons. The wall sculpture spans for over
12 meters, made of 1854 pressed aluminium triangles, weighs
only 200 kg. The bar designed with Laufen products with a
changeable top which enables them to replace the top trays with
new products. The ceramic bar top acts as a fantastic insulating
material and does not transfer the cold temperature from the
ice trays.


The all-white installation is a simple play between defined

geometrical forms and abstract structures. A series of aluminium
triangular wall sculptures grow from the floor and surround
the lounge. In contrast to this organic shape, the geometrical
minimalistic V shaped bar is constructed from 64 ceramic shelves
and sinks. A simple shape made of this majestic material has
concealed lights on each shelve which gives it a linear and
floating look.

Shortlisted Simple yet dramatic.

VIP lounge ARCO madrid 2013 (Spain) / Q:NO Arquitectos Andy Sturgeon / Landscape & Garden designer
Bar Oppenheimer (USA) / Tobias Rehberger
BAR BBQ ON ICE (London) / Alexander Waterworth Interiors
Herbivore (Australia) / Uno
Fratelli Beach & Club (Romania) / Twins Studio

19 UK & International Winners

Caf / Industry Beans (Australia) / Figureground Architecture


The brief was for a flagship venue for the Industry Beans coffee
label within a 200 square metre factory shell. The venue required
a caf dining area, commercial kitchen, external covered seating,
administration and also commercial roasting facilities including
cupping and coffee bean storage areas.


The main challenge for us was how to transform a vast industrial

shell into an inviting and comfortable space on a limited budget.
Located on a backstreet in a semi-industrial neighbourhood it was
also important that there was a streetscape presence that could
attract the attention of passing clientele. The proposal needed
to have an inventive and resourceful nature to reflect the clients
creative approach to food and coffee.


Stacking the staff and admin areas above the kitchen and
service counter, we essentially created a building within a
building. Internally, the double height pallet faade gives the
sense of entering an intimate laneway space - something that
is quintessentially Melbourne. Both internal faade and front
polycarbonate faade feature pivoting and flipping panels to
create a playful habitation while naturally ventilating the
warehouse space.


The Dining Car (York) / SHH

Madeya (Greece) / aA architect
Top Paddock (Australia) / Six Degrees Architects
Arch (Greece) / Stones & Walls
Dolly Dimples (Norway) / Riss AS
Caf Treiber (Germany) / Architekturstudio-Fischer
Kale Caf (China) / Yamodesign

I love the scale of the project.

Livia Peraldo Matton / Editor in Chief / Elle Dcor Italia

20 UK & International Winners

Identity / Miss Ko (France) / GBH Restaurant & Bar Design Book

Brief Divided into five chapters Americas, Asia, Australia, Europe,

and Middle East this new book by Taschen features 100
Along the very fashionable avenue George V, Miss Ko stands out highlights from the establishments put forward to the panel.
like a wrap zone, the place in a video game that whisks you into Texts include chapter introductions by experts and judges such
a parallel dimension. Swept into a mesmerising world, visitors are as Tony Chambers (editor-in-chief of Wallpaper*) and designer
invited to plunge into one of those crazy decors in which all codes Karim Rashid, and a preface by the author and founder of the
are abolished, becoming actors in their own adventure where awards, Marco Rebora.
every sense is stimulated and astonished. For Miss Ko, Starck
pushed the scripting of space to the absolute limit.


It is more an evolving installation than a decor. Every detail

recounts the story of an imaginary heroine, Miss Ko. Like an
alley, stretched across 500m of space, leading to the spectacle
of a frenzied, frenetic kitchen, where the eye glimpses enigmatic
montages and the nose follows inspiring odours, the inside of
Miss Ko intrigues and challenges the mind.


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Miss Ko is a fantasy created from scratch, an exquisite corpse,
a crazy collage where you walk into a faraway court of miracles
on a street straight out of Blade Runner, steeped in limitless
creative madness, where artists are freed of all boundaries, where
technology shows an exciting tomorrow, where industry becomes
art. Philippe Starck.
100 of the most imaginative
restaurants and bars worldwide,
from a transformed power
station in London to a kiosk
Shortlisted made of recycled steel piles
on Torquay beach, Australia.
Intersect by Lexus (Japan) / Wonderwall
Eclectic (France) / Mind Design
Plum & Spilt Milk (London) / Here Design Selected by the
Restaurant & Bar
Black White Red (Winchester) / Seeing Things Design Awards

Hoxley & Porter (London) / Arm & Eye

Caf Franais (France) / M&M
Tonka (Australia) / Studio Round

Smart, sophisticated and sexy.

Yotam Ottolenghi / Chef

21 UK & International Winners

Lighting Scheme / Hutong Shard (London) / Into Lighting & David Yeo
Which will your
diners prefer?

To realise the clients vision for a theatrical and dynamic lighting

scheme for this fine dining panoramic restaurant on Level 33
of The Shard. All elements of the lighting scheme needed to
be carefully controlled to ensure a dramatic and intimate feel to
the venue was maintained whilst minimising reflections in the
perimeter glass to ensure uninhibited views for diners.


The lighting was to evolve throughout the day and night to

enhance the function of each space whilst keeping glare and
reflections in the vast amount of perimeter glass to a minimum.
With so much perimeter glass we could not clearly calculate the
amount of glare and inter reflection of light so we carried out
extensive night-time mock ups on site so we could evaluate any
reflections with the interior designer and client.


The client feels we have achieved a very theatrical low glare

lighting scheme which provides minimal reflections in the glass
perimeter meaning diners can enjoy the breathtaking views across
London. The lighting design retains the element of theatre even at
lunchtime when the restaurant is flooded with natural light through
the perimeter glazing.
Light and color matter.


The Pearl (Germany) / IDEA

The Bar at Kufra Hall (Italy) / Colli Daniela Architetto
Tuxedos (Hong Kong) / Kinney Chan Classic, a wonderful sense of the orient.
Whisky Lounge (London) / Aukett Swanke
Kyo-Shun (Hong Kong) / Firefly Lighting Design Kaffe Fassett / Artist
Samba Swirl (London) / Mizzi Studios
La Barge (Russia) / Turina & Co

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Surface Interiors / Intersect by Lexus (Japan) / Wonderwall London Building Control

Brief London Building Control Ltd is a Corporate Approved Inspector

authorised by the Secretary of State to provide building control
Intersect by Lexus aims to provide an immersive experience that approval for all your building projects. We specialise in all aspects
encourages connection. Wherever possible, bonds with the local of residential and commercial (bars, restaurants, retail) building
creative community need to be nurtured, whether through choice works.
of materials, partners for food, beverage and uniform. Intersect
needs to host a garage, eatery and lounge, with a certain amount
of flexibility for events: from workshops to launch parties.


We designed this space with a new space concept Boutique

Gallery, which fundamentally functioned as brand space for
Lexus, not an ordinary showroom. We tried to make a space
where itself can communicates the brand philosophy and creates
a certain mood combined with cafe and restaurant area, even if
there is no car exhibited. That was a big challenge and goal upon
designing this space.


Incorporating various aspects of the Lexus brand into this space,

such as Hi-tech, sophisticated, relaxed or exciting, we believe we
were able to reflect their brand into this Intersect. Inspired by the
ethos of Lexuss craftsmanship, we take the essence into many
details and express the quality of the brand to create the space to
communicate the life with Lexus.


Duende (USA) / Arcsine

Nandos (Leamington Spa) / Harrison
The Dalliance House (Greece) / INK Architects
Rabot 1745 (London) / Terry Moore Design
Gamsei (Germany) / Buero Wagner
Tom & Serg (UAE) / H2R Design
Mjico (Australia) / Juicy Design
Yoccos French Toast Caf (Japan) / Bayleaf Design
Nuon (Netherlands) / Heyligers design

Extraordinary range within the space.

Divia Thani / Editor in Chief / Conde Nast Traveller India

23 UK & International Winners

Asia Bar / FEI (China) / A.N.D. Ethical Stone Company

Brief Our passionate commitment to provenance and ethical practice

shapes the way we do business. Whether public, commercial or
FEI is a bar in W hotel which first launched in the third largest home project: 100% traceability, the well-being of workers and
city Guangzhou, China. A large cubic space with 18m each side concern for the environment is at the heart of what we do.
floats in the faade and exposed three sides are all glazed. We
transformed it into a bar of three layers (~1000m) covered by soft
organic lighting skin with constant organic modification like an


The first concept is to cover the massive architectural and

structural glass opening with soft organic lighting skin which is
new in the world. The skin of innumerable fibre optics controls
colour and speed of flash, sparkles with constant modification.
The second is to place multi-layers of horizontal floor and
perpendicular wall in the space surrounded by light.


Our aim is to expand Chinese hotel market by the design with

high-impact. Organically sparkling faade allure not only hotel
guests but also people walking by, to lead them in. As a result,
its evaluated as one of the most popular bar in Guangzhou.
FEI suggests the new style of [Have fun in hotel] in the
advancing China.


Sopra (Singapore) / AD Lab

Green Belt Lounge (China) / Prism Design
The Green Door (Singapore) / The Stripe Collective
New Rock World (China) / Inspiration Studio
Sauce (Singapore) / The Stripe Collective
Chang Ge KTV (China) / Inspiration Studio
Arcadia (Japan) / supermaniac Inc.

Nicely treated spaces, spectacular moments

and beautiful detail.
Michael Corsar / Director & Designer / MCVI

24 International Winners
Asia Restaurant / Tsukimichi (Japan) / Spinifex


Tsukimichi is located on the top of a building in an area in

Fukuoka where established Japanese restaurants gather along a
river. In order to differentiate from existing restaurants, modern
Japan was chosen as the concept for the operation and design
of the restaurant. A modern style of guests entering with their
membership card is used, and modern tastes are applied
throughout, from the cooking to utensils, furnishings and staff


The design creates a modern Japanese space where nostalgic

and futuristic mingle. Minimal and sharp shapes are used on
materials that invoke nostalgic feeling, while techniques such as
overlaying with classic patterns are used on futuristic elements.
Different aspects appear at each turn in the central pathway.
Symbols representing the moon, the image from the restaurant
name Tsukimichi (moon path), are used throughout the restaurant
as well.


By subliming the concept of modern Japan on both operation

and design, Tsukimichi has created an original and new
hospitality space. It creates a unique atmosphere that can be
described as neo established Japanese, a place that pursues
quality rather than casual. We believe this place has gone
beyond a mere differentiation from surrounding competitors; it is
a fresh wind attracting new customers in a field that is becoming
Elegant and simple, from the colours to
the shapes, creating a calm yet cool feel.
Gillian de Bono / Editor / How To Spend It
MOTT32 (Hong Kong) / Joyce Wang Studio
Duddells (Hong Kong) / Studioilse
Pak Loh Chiu Chow (Hong Kong) / NC Design & Architecture
The Glasshouse (India) / The Architects Office
The Commune Social (China) /
Neri&Hu Design and Research Office
Shiseido LOsier (Japan) / Pierre-Yves Rochon
Le Mei (China) / Neri&Hu Design and Research Office
Kishoku (Hong Kong) / J. Candice Interior Architects
Intersect by Lexus (Japan) / Wonderwall

25 International Winners
Australia & Pacific Bar / Howler (Australia) / Splinter Society Architecture Rosemead

Brief Rosemead has 20 years experience with a large number of

restaurant groups, fitting-out, refurbishing and re-branding.
The brief called for a venue with a hidden local Melbourne feel, Over this period we have been involved with many concepts and
for 700 people attending multiple simultaneous artistic activities developments and are proud of the distinctive restaurants we
or just the individual grabbing a relaxed midday coffee. A have helped to create.
creative garden styled environment with a sense of mystery was
requested to create a unique identity, and an intimate, comfortable
environment for customers, artists and staff to enjoy and be


To fill a 1000m empty shell on a modest budget required a

unique approach. The warehouse was used to construct details in
advance whilst obtaining permits. Lighting design uses shadows
and colour to fill voids, and give accents. A palate of simple, often
recycled, low cost materials and basic construction techniques
was used to give a hand crafted feeling of texture, tactility and


The concept is a theatrical fantasy world based on an abstract

urban forest. There is no clear delineation between inside and
outside, with sunlight and greenery throughout. Abstract steel
plant forms and natural finishes enhance the expansive, yet
intimate, relaxed garden atmosphere. A rich variety of spaces
unfold within the venue, creating a complex and exciting, fully
immersive 3D environment.


Donnys (Australia) / Luchetti Krelle

Chester Street (Australia) / Derlot
Palate Hotel bar (Australia) / Swerve Design
Mesa Verde (Australia) / Grant Amon Architects

A fun, fresh environment. A creative design

for a creative space.
Mark Hix / Chef

26 International Winners
Australia & Pacific Restaurant / Penfolds Magill Estate Restaurant (Australia) / Pascale Gomes-Mcnabb Design

Brief materials and furniture, PGMD was asked to consult on every Shortlisted
design aspect, not only the interior design but the uniforms,
To capture the spirit of Penfolds through the experience of tableware and graphics. Alpha (Australia) / DS17
wine and fine dining a penultimate dining experience to best The Crab Shack (New Zealand) / HBO + EMTB
showcase Penfolds wines, a space that pays tribute to the iconic Farmhouse (Australia) / Nicholas Gurney
Australian brand, its place and its history. PGMs design concept Results Papi Chulo (Australia) / Akin Creative
builds on the oenological notion of terroir. Combined with the Nordburger (Australia) / Genesin Studio & Peter Jay Deering
Penfolds history to create a bespoke dining environment. The design creates a range of spatial experiences for the diner: Alfredos (Australia) / Derlot
pre-dinner drinks in the red bar, where you view and select rare China Republic (Australia) / DS17
vintages from the purpose designed Heritage cabinet; in the
Challenges restaurant clientele watch sommeliers decanting the wines at
bespoke wine stations; mirrors and diaphanous materials open Very artful arrangement of solitaire pieces with
Re-purposing and reusing as much of the existing fit-out as and soften the space. The cellar below is another space to a blend of rich materials and colour accents, this
possible to fit in with the budget and also to be as sustainable as experience the wine.
provides the space with a sense of elegance and
possible and not be wasteful. To use much as possible Australian
chic. Wall decoration lightens up the scene.
Niko Saurma / Vice President Design / Swarovski

27 International Winners
Europe Bar / Night Flight (Bulgaria) / Mode

Antiques By Design is an innovative company that uses a
Night Flight is a live music club that spreads over 1000m. Our combination of antiques, reclaimed items and old materials
design was inspired by its name. We re-created the notion of a to create beautiful, unique interior and exterior pieces.
midnight walk/flight under a starry sky. We situated the stage in
the centre of the space in order to achieve 360 contact with the
audience. The seating is arranged in three tiers and one balcony. We are committed to the 3 Rs; Reclaim, Recycle & Reuse.
We created a boudoir for the VIP tier that overlooks the main hall.

We had to unite function with aesthetics. We set up the night

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extra depth to the walls and absorbing all light reflections. Mob: 07710 021010
The glittering of stars was represented by a luminous web a
spherical surface that enhances the central perspective. Mirror
reflections were used by reason of multiplication and modification
of the space proportions.


Our main ambition (in which we succeeded) was to use

suggestion, to manipulate the propositions in order to evoke
a precisely formulated effect fairy-tale/fabulous ambiance;
complexity of perception/comprehension. Emphasizing on detail,
enriching it, following the concept to a greater depth resulted in
multilayer experience. Other than that, an essential part of our
work was to create a unique identity, a distinguished label.


Shustov (Ukraine) / Denis Belenko

Villa Pastorie (Netherlands) / Beers/Brickwork
The Dalliance House (Greece) / INK Architects
The Pearl (Germany) / IDEA
Attic (Belarus) / Inblum Architects
Nero (Spain) / IDEA
Le Caf de la Panace (France) / 1024 architecture
Generator Venice (Italy) / DesignAgency
Baar (Belgium) / Lieven Musschoot

Cool, sophisticated and slightly magical!

Divia Thani / Editor in Chief / Conde Nast Traveller India

28 International Winners
Europe Restaurant / Les Haras (France) / Jouin Manku


Marc Haeberlins brasserie occupies the former Royal Stables, a

building classified as an historic monument both inside and out.
It boasts 800m of exceptional interior space, 13.5m high and
crowned with an unusually beautiful original timber roof structure.


Working within the restrictions of the site, the project concentrates

specifically on conserving existing details. Jouin Manku wanted to
expose the fabric of the building, to show off the timber frame and
joists, to retain the original render upstairs, reuse the floor tiles and
play around with the grand doors to create an entrance lobby. As
a direct response to the monumentality of the site, Jouin Mankus
design plays with a sense of scale and light.


It is important for the visitor to be able to take stock of the

exceptional historic dimension of the site without feeling dwarfed
by it. They have employed a series of creative and spectacular
devices to help define areas within the building. Conversely,
the palette of raw and natural materials is deliberately limited:
blackened raw steel, patinated zinc, unfinished oak, and full hide
leather are the four materials used in the restaurant.


Sansibar by Breuninger (Germany) / Dittel Architekten

Pakta (Spain) / El Equipo Creativo
Taberna Wabi-Sabi (Spain) / Sandra Tarruella Interioristas
Monsieur Bleu (France) / Joseph Dirand
Odessa (Ukraine) / Yod Design Lab
Piece of Paradise (Bulgaria) / Mode
Studio Hermes (Romania) / Corvin Cristian
Peskesi (Greece) / Tectus Design
Parl (Turkey) / Conran and Partners

29 International Winners
Middle East & Africa Bar / Bapas (UAE) / LW Design Group


Bapas Bar is a Belgian bar and restaurant done as a modern take

on vintage design intermingled with classical design references
from Belgian architectural features such as the Lion wall art,
ornate black screens, classical doors and zinc tiles to the bar
counter. The idea was to create a dark and atmospheric place
Humble Arnold Associates,
that feels like a private house when entering, hence the big door
with the door knocker, fire place and striking contrast Damask Food Service Design
wallpaper. Consultants, have been
bringing a tradition of design
excellence to projects for
Challenges over 48 years. Some examples
of our work can be found at
The window wall at the back leads onto a busy road and also the
these locations:
alcohol display needed to be disguised without compromising
the striking metal framed window design with the tilted opening
mechanism. A band of frosted film was added onto the lower part Nusantao Sea Kitchen, Doha
of the windows, which resulted in a beautiful, urban feel to the Zuma, London & Dubai
outlet as both the windows and the street life were preserved in a Min Jiang, Kensington
happy marriage. Harvey Nichols, Kuwait
Oblix, The Shard
China Grill, Dubai
Roka, Aldwych
The arrival experience is intimate as one enters through a large Locanda Locatelli
residential door with lion knocker into a vestibule area with Hide Restaurant
fireplace and mantel piece. The restaurant bar area is a moody Marks & Spencer
space that incorporates traditional Belgian elements in a modern Marriott Courtyard
setting. Balance between vintage elements are accented by D&D Restaurants
modern industrial details. The bar is polished black stone Coffee Republic
canopied by an exposed filament bulb chandelier is the central Shake Shack
Cool and chic, an exercise in reserved Tesco
Shortlisted elegance that comes off splendidly.
Suga (UAE) / Stickman Design Andy McLoughlin / VP Global Innovation & Design / IHG
Cave (UAE) / Stickman Design
Checkpoint Charlie (Lebanon) / Creative Lab
Soho (UAE) / Keane Brands

Humble Arnold Associates

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Middle East & Africa Restaurant / Topolopompo (Israel) / Baranowitz Kronenberg Architecture


Topolopompo is a fire kitchen restaurant inspired by the exotic

culinary traditions of the East. Its fire is omnipresent not only in
every single dish but also physically as a prominent and active
participant in space. Topolopompo alludes to a tribal bonfire
seating of old where tales and myths crystallized into indigenous
cultural heritage.


The design challenge was mainly to express its character inspired

by the landscapes of the East; landscapes of fertile valleys, rice
terraces and mountain tops, celebrating this morphology and
introducing abundant possibilities for social gatherings along the
route from the valley to the mountain top.


These social landscapes are dominated by a mythical Fire

Dragon, the spirit behind Topolopompo. While it hovers all
around the space veiling with its translucent golden tail the
different landscapes, its movement brings about a rich sense
of layering, mystery and ever changing presence of a primordial
experience. Topolopompo is made of Bamboo wood and Lava
stone, both incarnate the eternal presence and importance of
nature in our life.


Yuan (UAE) / Steve Leung Designers

Sake No Hana Dubai (UAE) / age Co.
Chinwaggery & Soul (UAE) / Keane Brands
b+f Burger Boutique (Saudi Arabia) / Basil Al Salem
Hallab Bab El Bahr (UAE) / Tao Designs
Pintxos (Kuwait) / PS studio
Pastel (Israel) / Baranowitz Kronenberg Architecture

Sexy, chic and glam vibe, alluding to the East

without resorting to clich. Kudos.
Divia Thani / Editor in Chief / Conde Nast Traveller India

31 International Winners
The Americas Bar / Trst (USA) / hOmE Gamko

Brief Challenges Shortlisted A leading manufacturer of professional bar equipment established

in 1958, with over 900,000 installations worldwide. All products
Trst is a craft beer bar that also houses Luksus: a small, tasting Integrating both the bar and restaurant, two different entities, Victoria Brown (Argentina) / Hitzig Militello Architects are manufactured in the Netherlands and are ISO9001 and
menu-only restaurant in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. It combines the into the 1200 square foot space and creating a bar based solely Henry (USA) / Rottet Studio ISO14001 certified, ensuring quality products and processes and
clients passion for elevated beer and food; bold, progressive around a state of the art 21-tap draft system. The Everleigh (Canada) / Prototype Design Lab a commitment to continuous improvement.
design and the aesthetic traditions of Denmark. Sportsmans Club (USA) / Heisler
Whiskey Down (USA) / Munge Leung
Results Gaspar (USA) / Consortium

Trst is frequently named as one of the best beer bars in New

York and was recently named the best beer bar in New York by
Eater and Time Out New York.

32 International Winners
The Americas Restaurant / The Musket Room (USA) / Alexander Waterworth Interiors


Restaurateur Jennifer Vitagliano and Chef Matt Lambert

combined to create a modern twist on New Zealands culinary
past and bring the spirit of the cuisine and culture to Manhattans
Producing graphics
Nolita neighbourhood. With this in mind the design brief was
to create a space which would serve Michelin quality food in a
for Interior Design,
casual neighbourhood.
Display, Visual
Challenges Merchandising
The main issue was dealing with the late 19th Century property
which had not been in service for decades and caused countless
and Brand
issues because of it. We wanted to keep the existing character of
the building, however, still creating a space that could flourish both
functionally and aesthetically.


In line with this folksy and organic concept, we used a

combination of raw materials, exposed brick and rich walnut
timber to create a welcoming and elegant interior space.
Mid-century furniture, brass lighting and deep indigo leather
banquettes reinforce and further complement the concept. The
result was a refined juxtaposing interior space that included raw
and rustic design that contrasted successfully against elegant
walnut bespoke pieces.


The Clement (USA) / Yabu Pushelberg The juxtaposition of raw surfaces with
El Catrin (Canada) / Munge Leung polished edges and luxurious materials
The General Muir (USA) / Square Feet Design
is immensely pleasing
Malamn (Mexico) / Ricardo Casas Design
Villard Michel Richard (USA) / Jeffrey Beers International
Julia Peyton-Jones / Director / Serpentine Gallery
Bestie (Canada) / Scott & Scott Architects
Barrel House Tavern (USA) / CCS Architecture
Plan B Tapas (USA) / Sumessh Menon Associates
Nobu Caesars Palace (USA) / Rockwell Group

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