Attended by the stars of hospitality and design, the third annual Awards were chosen from over 330 entries from the UK and 50 other countries.
The competition was judged by some of the most influential design, architectural and hospitality personalities in the world including Fay Mashler/Restaurant Critic; Karim Rashid/Karim Rashid Design; Giora Urian/Domus; Holger Jacobs/Mind Design; Nicholas Oakwell/No Uniform; Sarah Miller/Condé Nast Traveller; Femke de Wild/Frame; Ian Callum/Design Director Jaguar Cars; Dominic Harris/Cinimod Studio; Costa Voyatzis/Yatzer; Julian Mayor/Julian Mayor Design; Alicia Kirby/Monocle; Faye Toogood/Toogood Studio; India Mahdavi/India Mahdavi; and Ravi Naidoo/Design Indaba.
Both designers and hospitality operators were recognised for design excellence across a wide variety of categories. Winners included:
Best Restaurant: Busaba Eathai (Bicester) David Archer Architects
Best Bar: Smack (Leamington Spa) Steve Smith
Independent Restaurant: Barbican Lounge (London) SHH
Multiple Restaurant: Busaba Eathai (Bicester) David Archer Architects
Independent Bar or Club: Smack (Leamington Spa) Steve Smith
Multiple Bar or Club: Grosvenor Café (Glasgow) Surface ID
Restaurant, Bar or Club in another space: Barbican Foodhall (London) SHH
Restaurant or Bar in a hotel: The Bar, Coworth Park (Ascot) Fox Linton Associates
Café or Fast Food: Costa Coffee (London) Stiff and Trevillion
Identity & Website Design: Dock Kitchen (London) Here Design
Pub: Stravaigin (Glasgow) Surface ID
Lighting Scheme: Chan (Greece) Andy Martin Studio
International Restaurant: Look Out Café (Japan)
Design Spirits: Cave (Australia) Koichi Takada
International Bar: Tazmania Ballroom (Hong Kong) Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio
A culinary design project was created to bring designers and operators together through food and design. Six of this year’s short-listed restaurants were asked to produce a canapé-style catering solution, inspired from their own menu, specifically for the Awards ceremony. The restaurants’ respective designers were then asked to each create a service tray or receptacle to match both the design of their restaurant and canapé solution.
Participants included Ab Rogers (Pizza Express), Greig & Stephenson (ASK), Lifeforms (Peggy Porschen Cakes), David Archer Architects (Busaba Eathai), SHH (Barbican Lounge), Fusion DNA (Rocket).