Nineteen Australian projects have been named on the 217-strong shortlist for the 2016 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards.
Claiming to be the only awards program in the world dedicated to the design of food and beverage spaces, the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards features 33 categories, most of which are devoted to UK entrants but there are a few category prizes on offer for international projects.
The shortlisted entries were selected from a total of 987 submissions received from over 70 countries, and covering every imaginable space from ships to airports, museums to burger vans, and revered Michelin-starred establishments to the fleeting dynamism of pop-ups.
Seven Australian projects have been named in the UK & International categories with two coming from the Identity subcategory and five from the Café subcategory respectively. Australian projects make up the majority of the Australia & Pacific Bar and the Australia & Pacific Restaurant categories and all eligible for the program’s top honours.
The winners of the 2016 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards (including Best Overall winners) will be announced during a ceremony at London’s Old Truman Brewery on 29th September 2016.
AUSTRALIA’S SHORTLISTED PROJECTS
UK & INTERNATIONAL CATEGORIES
8bit (Melbourne, Australia) by Studio Io
Photography by Nick Bassett
Bang Street Food (Sydney, Australia) by Sonnet
119 Howard St (Melbourne, Australia) by ZWEI Interiors Architecture
Abbots & Kinney (Adeladie, Australia) by Studio-Gram
Kitty Burns (Melbourne, Australia) by Biasol Design Studio
Lune (Melbourne, Australia) by Studio Esteta
The Rabbit Hole (Sydney, Australia) by Matt Woods Design
AUSTRALIA & PACIFIC BAR
J&M (Sydney, Australia) by Acme & Co
Pink Moon Saloon (Adelaide, Australia) by Sans-Arc Studio
Smalls (Melbourne, Australia) by Fiona Lynch
The Clare Bar (Sydney, Australia) by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer
The Milton (Melbourne, Australia) by Biasol Design Studio
AUSTRALIA & PACIFIC RESTAURANT
Bennelong (Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia) by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer
Betty’s Burgers (Noosa, Australia) by Paul Kelly Design
Garden (Broadbeach, Australia) by DBI Design
Lot.1 (Sydney, Australia) by Enter Projects
Oggi (Adelaide, Australia) by Studio-Gram
So 9 (Sydney, Australia) by Brand Works
The Tilbury (Sydney, Australia) by Luchetti Krelle