12 Australian hospitality projects have made the international shortlist for the 2014 Restaurant and Bar Design Awards.

A total of 20 Australian projects were nominated for the international awards program before the list was trimmed to 827 on 2 July.

Five bar designs by Australian architects and designers will battle it out in their hotly contested division which features designs from the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa and the Asia Pacific region.

Brisbane’s Chester Street by Derlot, Donny’s Bar in Sydney by Luchetti Krelle, The Howler and Mesa Verde by Splinter Society Architecture and Grant Amon Architects in Melbourne, and the Swerve Designed Palate Hotel bar in Parramatta have all made the shortlist.

Similarly, the Restaurant category features an extensive array of entries from all over the globe. Seven Australian projects have been shortlisted for that category, including Alfredo's (Brisbane) by Derlot, Alpha (Sydney) and China Republic (Sydney) by DS17, Farmhouse by Nicholas Gurney (Sydney), Nordburger (Adelaide) by Genesin Studio & Peter Jay Deering, Papi Chulo (Sydney) by Akin Creative and Penfolds Magill Estate (Adelaide) Restaurant by Pascale Gomes-Mcnabb Design.

The 2014 Awards ceremony will be held in London on the 25th September at the Old Truman Brewery.

Full list of Australian nominations:


  • Chester Street by Derlot

  • Donny's by Luchetti Krelle

  • Howler by Splinter Society Architecture

  • Mesa Verde by Grant Amon Architects 

  • Palate Hotel bar by Swerve Design

Restaurant category:


  • Alfredo's by Derlot

  • Alpha by DS17

  • China Republic by DS17

  • Farmhouse by Nicholas Gurney

  • Papi Chulo by Akin Creative

  • Penfolds Magill Estate Restaurant by Pascale Gomes-Mcnabb Design

  • Nordburger by Genesin Studio & Peter Jay Deering


  • Batch Burgers and Espresso by Giant Design
  • Bentley by Pascale Gomes-Mcnabb Design
  • MĂ©jico by Juicy Design
  • Mercato e Cucina by Mima Design
  • Mr Miyagi by Eades and Bergman
  • Noble by Bergstrom Architects
  • Om Nom by Hachem
  • Riley Street Garage by RAD Studio
  • Silks by Michael Fiebrich Design
  • Sushi Hub by Rptecture Architects
  • The Burger Shed by Mima Design
  • The Crab Shack by HBO+EMTB
  • The Hudson by Squillace Architects
  • The Sugar Club by Jasmax

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