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    2016’s best bar, restaurant and café designs revealed

    Nicholas Rider

    The winners of the 2016 Eat Drink Design Awards have been announced, celebrating innovation and excellence in the design of hospitality premises, retail food and beverage environments and visual identities for both.

    From a shortlist of 77 projects, the best of the best were named across the categories of Best Bar Design, Best Restaurant Design, Best Café Design, Best Retail Design and Best Identity Design.     

    The winners were chosen by a jury of varied professional expertise, including food critic Terry Durack, interior architect Adele Winteridge, interior designer Hamish Guthrie, food and lifestyle publisher Julie Gibbs and Cameron Bruhn, editorial director of Architecture Media.

    Besides the category winners and numerous commendations, Il Bacaro by Chris Connell Design was inducted into the program’s Hall of Fame (an award given each year to an establishment of enduring cultural and design value).

    BEST BAR DESIGN

    Pink Moon Saloon by Sans-Arc Studio
    Pink-Moon-Saloon-by-Sans-Arc-Studio-Photo-David-Sievers.jpgPhotography by David Sievers

    COMMENDATIONS

    • Marion Wine Bar by IF Architecture
    • Petition Wine Bar & Merchant + Petition Beer Corner by Spaceagency Architects
    • The Ugly Duckling by Hecker Guthrie
    • J&M by Acme & Co

    BEST RESTAURANT DESIGN

    Dinner by Heston Blumenthal by Bates Smart
    Dinner-by-Heston-Blumenthal-by-Bates-Smart-Photo-Mark-Roper.jpgPhotography by Mark Roper

    COMMENDATIONS

    • Saan by Cheshire Architects
    • Higher Ground by DesignOffice
    • Antica Pizzeria e Cucina by  Genesin Studio
    • Tetsujin by Architects EAT
    • Oggi by Studio-Gram

    BEST CAFÉ DESIGN

    Higher Ground by Design Office
    Higher-Ground-by-DesignOffice-Photo-Sean-Fennessy.jpgPhotography by Sean Fennessy

    COMMENDATIONS

    • The Penny Drop by We Are Huntly
    • Petition Kitchen by Spaceagency Architects
    • Second Home by Brahman Perera & Jason M Jones

    BEST TEMPORARY DESIGN

    COMMENDATIONS

    • The Urban Dairy 2016 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival by Hassell
    • House of Häagen-Dazs by ArchiBlox

    BEST RETAIL DESIGN

    Lune Croissanterie by Studio Esteta
    Lune-Croissanterie-by-Studio-Esteta-Photo-Tom-Blachford.jpgPhotography by Tom Blachford

    COMMENDATIONS

    • TarraWarra Cellar Door by Kerstin Thompson Architects
    • 1888 Certified by TomMarkHenry

    BEST IDENTITY DESIGN

    Pink Moon Saloon by Peculiar Familia
    Pink-Moon-Saloon-by-Peculiar-Familia-Photo-Ben-McGee.jpgPhotography by Ben McGee

    COMMENDATIONS

    • 8Bit City by Studio IO
    • Tetsujin Bar & Restaurant by Principle Design
    • The Penny Drop by Pop & Pac

    HALL OF FAME

    Il Bacaro by Chris Connell Design
    Il-Bacaro-by-Chris-Connell-Design-Photo-Peter-Bennetts.jpgPhotography by Peter Bennetts

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