This year's Restaurant & Bar Design Awards took place last night in an exciting ceremony at London's Truman Brewery. Themed around the emotions involved in creating an amazing restaurant or bar, three influential design firms - B3 Designers, DesignLSM, and Dexter Moren Associates - created a series of seven highly visual mood panels which were assembled ‘live’ at the ceremony.
The Jane, a restaurant in Antwerp, Belgium designed by Piet Boon, and Dandelyan, a bar at the Mondrian London, UK, designed by Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio were announced as the overall winners of the 2015 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards.
Another 36 category winners (including Best International & Best UK Winners) were also revealed, covering every imaginable space, from ships to airports, museums to burger vans, and from revered Michelin-starred establishments to the fleeting dynamism of pop-ups.
Judged by a panel of some of the most influential personalities in design, hospitality and lifestyle globally, this edition of the Awards attracted over 860 entries from the UK and 70 other countries.
The winning entries were as follows:
Best Overall Winners
Best Overall Restaurant / The Jane (Belgium) / Studio Piet Boon
Best Overall Bar / Dandelyan (London, UK) / Design Research Studio
Best International Winners
Best International Restaurant / The Jane (Belgium) / Studio Piet Boon
Best International Bar / Archie Rose Distilling Co. (Australia) / Acme & Co.
Best UK Winners
Best UK Restaurant / The Gallery at Sketch (London, UK) / India Mahdavi
Best UK Bar / Dandelyan (London, UK) / Design Research Studio
Fast/Casual / Nando’s (Loughton, UK) / STAC Architecture & BuckleyGrayYeoman
Identity / Beast (London, UK) / Stephen Garrett Studio
London Bar / WC (London, UK) / Jayke Mangion & Andy Bell
London Restaurant / The Gallery at Sketch (London, UK) / India Mahdavi
Multiple Bar or Club / Dirty Martini (Monument, London, UK) / Grapes Design
Multiple Restaurant / Wahaca (Cardiff, UK) / Softroom
Pop-Up / Boulangerie François Grey Goose Martini Bar (London, UK) / Ragged Edge & Brady Williams Studio
Pub / The Airport (Manchester, UK) / Frederic Robinson
Restaurant or Bar in a heritage building / George’s Fish & Chip Kitchen (Nottingham, UK) / Philip Watts Design
Restaurant or Bar in a hotel / Dandelyan (London, UK) / Design Research Studio
Restaurant or Bar in a retail space / The Street Kitchen (Nottingham, UK) / Dalziel and Pow Design Consultants
Restaurant or Bar in a transport space / The Bar at Fortnum & Mason (Heathrow, UK) / Universal Design Studio
Restaurant or Bar in another space / Coffee Ground (Endsleigh, UK) / Kiwi & Pom
Standalone Bar or Club / Le Peep Boutique (London, UK) / Nick Leith-Smith
Standalone Restaurant / Jinjuu (London, UK) / Tibbatts Abel
Americas Bar / Her Majesty’s Pleasure (Canada) / + tongtong
Americas Restaurant / Hueso (Mexico) / Cadena + Asociados
Asia Bar / Toranomon HOP (Japan) / A.N.D.
Asia Restaurant / RAW (Taiwan) / WEIJENBERG
Australia & Pacific Bar / Archie Rose Distilling Co. (Australia) / Acme & Co.
Australia & Pacific Restaurant / ACME (Australia) / Luchetti Krelle
Cafe / Remicone (Korea, Republic of) / Betwin Space Design
Colour / Parq (United States) / Davis Ink
Decorative Lighting / Dream Dairy Farm Restaurant (Japan) / Moriyuki Ochiai Architects
Europe Bar / Le Bar du Plaza Athénée (France) / Jouin Manku
Europe Restaurant / The Jane (Belgium) / Studio Piet Boon
Lighting Scheme / Dalloyau (Hong Kong) / Inverse Lighting Design
Middle East & Africa Bar / Tasting Room (Israel) / Studio OPA
Middle East & Africa Restaurant / Geales (Dubai, United Arab Emirates) / LW
Nightclub / Bond Lounge (Australia) / Hachem
Outside / Biutiful (Romania) / Twins Studio
Surface Interiors / Disfrutar (Spain) / El Equipo Creativo