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The masters of design in the food and beverage world have been crowned. The winners’ ceremony of Restaurant & Bar Design Awards, the globally recognized competition dedicated to the design of food and beverage spaces, took place at London's King's Cross last 4th October. For the tenth year, the world’s top designers, hospitality operators and judges from the UK and globally headed to London for a special and outstanding evening themed “The Great Build”: due to this, five previous Award-winning designers (B3 Designers, Biasol, Finch Interiors, Keane & Mizzi Studio) teamed up with their preferred fit-out partners and created a huge 3D Tapestry with a theme of “Celebration” which was revealed during the evening.
The major categories, the Best Overall Bar and the Best Overall Restaurant, awarded Sean Connolly a restaurant in Dubai, UAE designed by Alexander & Co, and Rosina, a bar in Las Vegas, USA designed by Simeone Deary Design Group.
Other 36 category winners (divided into Projects Located in the UK, Projects Located in the UK or internationally and Projects Located Outside the UK) were revealed at the winner's ceremony.
Apart from Restaurant & Bars, there’s another panel (including the most influential food & beverage space designers in the UK and worldwide including last year's Restaurant & Bar Design Awards winners) to reward the design excellence for products and their innovative use in the design of food and beverage spaces. It is called Restaurant and Bar product Design Award, and it’s now in its third year. The categories rewarded were divided into ancillary, ceiling lights and chandeliers, chairs and stools, light installations, seating, and surfaces.
Here below you can find a selection of the best venues awarded, from all over the world. Enjoy them! (click on the images to enlarge)
Best Overall Bar. Rosina (Las Vegas, United States) - Simeone Deary Design Group under a consulting agreement with Gensler
Best Overall Restaurant. Sean Connolly (Dubai, United Arab Emirates) - Alexander & Co
Best Overall UK Restaurant. Mei Ume (London, UK) - AB Concept
Best Overall UK Bar. No. 29 Power Station West (London, UK) - Box 9 Design
London Restaurant. Haz (London, UK) - I-AM Associates
Restaurant or Bar in a heritage building. Duddell's (London, UK) - Michaelis Boyd Associates
Nightclub. Avenue (Los Angeles, United States) - Rockwell Group
Colour. The Budapest Café (Chengdu, China) - Biasol
The Americans restaurant. Akira Back (Toronto, Canada) - Studio Munge
Europe restaurant. Romola (Madrid, Spain) - Office for Political Innovation
(All images Courtesy of Restaurant & Bar Design Awards)