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The Restaurant & Bar Design Awards 2018 shortlist announced

Restaurant & Bar Design Awards

Now in its tenth year, the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards is a globally recognised competition dedicated to the design of food and beverage spaces.

Entries from over 70 countries cover every imaginable hospitality space; From ships to airports, museums to burger vans, from revered Michelin-starred establishments to the fleeting dynamism of pop-ups.

Past judges from hospitality, design and lifestyle media include Tony Chambers (Editor in Chief of Wallpaper), Alberto Alessi, Marcus Wareing and Thomas Heatherwick.

The Shortlist

The Restaurant & Bar Design Awards announces the shortlist from the 2017/2018 entries. The shortlist includes 257 projects across 34 categories from the world’s leading architects, interior designers, lighting designers and restaurant and bar operators.

The winners of the 2018 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards (including Best Overall winners) will be announced during a ceremony at London’s King’s Cross on the 4th October.

‘The Great Build’

With a different theme every year, the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards ceremony is a unique event strongly focused on ‘innovation’.

To celebrate the tenth year of the Awards, we have invited give previous Award winning designers (Biasol, Keane, B3 Designers, Mizzi Studio and Finch Interiors) to team up with their preferred fit-out partner to create a theatrically revealing Awards ceremony event called ‘The Great Build’.

The Shortlist


Bar or Club

Babel (Cheltenham, UK) / Grapes Design

Chess Club (London, UK) / Fran Hickman Design & Interiors

Dirty Martini (Manchester, UK) / Grapes Design

Foundry Project (Harrogate, UK) / Concorde BGW

Near & Far (London, UK) / Finch Interiors

The Listing (London, UK) / Fusion Design and Architecture

Tonight Josephine (London, UK) / Finch Interiors


Butchies (London, UK) / Block1: Design

La Petite Bretagne (London, UK) / Paul Crofts Studio

Monty’s Deli (London, UK) / MATA Architects

Nando’s (Altrincham, UK) / STAC Architecture

Nando’s (Weston Super Mare, UK) / Simple Simon Design

Soboro Bakery (Cambridge, UK) / Doyle Collection

The Good Egg (London, UK) / Gundry & Ducker

London Bar

Clarette (London, UK) / Alexander Waterworth Interiors

Gabeto (London, UK) / Keane

Sake & Whiskey (London, UK) / Victoria Vogel

The Allegory (London, UK) / Fusion Design and Architecture

Vagabond Wines (London, UK) / Finch Interiors

London Restaurant

Camino Shoreditch (London, UK) / B3 Designers

Fiume (London, UK) / Macaulay Sinclair

Greyhound Cafe (London, UK) / B3 Designers

Haz (London, UK) / I-AM Associates

ICHIBUNS (London, UK) / Studio Glitt

Mei Ume (London, UK) / AB Concept

North Audley Cantine (London, UK) / Gundry & Ducker

Multiple Restaurant

Brasserie Blanc (Hammersmith Riverside, London, UK) / 3 Stories

Cosmo (Manchester, UK) / Robert Angell Design International

Nando’s (Warrington, UK) / Fusion Design and Architecture

The Coal Shed (London, UK) / DesignLSM

Zizzi (Bracknell, UK) / Inhouse Design


Coach (Beaumaris, UK) / turnerbates Design & Architecture

Mc & Sons (London, UK) / Ryan Mc Elhinney

No. 29 Power Station West (London, UK) / Box 9 Design

Pier Five (Chatham Maritime, UK) / Architecture Design

The Methuen Arms (Corsham, UK) / Concorde BGW

The Oxford Blue (Old Windsor, UK) / Fettle Design

Restaurant or Bar in heritage building

BEAR (Derby, UK) / turnerbates Design & Architecture

Duddell’s (London, UK) / Michaelis Boyd Associates

Grand Pacific (Manchester, UK) / Michelle Derbyshire

Kettners Champagne Bar (London, UK) / Soho House Design

Mei Ume (London, UK) / AB Concept

Nando’s (Southgate, London, UK) / STAC Architecture

The Sipping Room (London, UK) / Fusion Design and Architecture

Restaurant or Bar in hotel

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