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There's nothing like making a great first impression and these 15 bars and restaurants, all winners at this year's Restaurant & Bar Design Awards, certainly do that.
The awards, now in their ninth year, celebrate the most beautifully designed food and beverage spaces around the world, from pop-ups to museums, to the most elegant Michelin-starred restaurants. This year's panel included chefs Michael Caines and James Lowe, while Gordon Ramsay has previously had a say.
They also hand out awards for product design.
All images courtesy of Restaurant & Bar Design Awards.
Best Overall Restaurant and Best Australia & Pacific Restaurant: The Penny Drop, Melbourne
Best Overall Bar and Best Americas Bar: Westlight, New York
Best UK Restaurant: Fucina, London
Best UK Bar: The Escapologist, London
Best Lighting: Piccolino, Mount Waverley, Australia
Best Colour: Nanan, Wroclaw, Poland
Best Café: Vyta Santa Margherita, Florence
Best Europe Restaurant: Shade Burger, Poltova, Ukraine
Best Asia Restaurant: Rhoda, Hong Kong
Best Americas Restaurant: Duck Duck Goat, Chicago
Best Middle East and Africa Restaurant: Urbanologi, Johannesburg
Best Europe Bar: ADAM&Co, Amsterdam
Best Asia Bar: JIS, Sapporo, Japan
Best Middle East and Africa Bar: Lock Stock & Barrel, Dubai
Best Australia & Pacific Bar: Beta Bar, Sydney