Three Australian projects have walked away with international Restaurant & Bar Design Awards.

The awards, now in its fifth year, is one of the most innovative and prestigious events in the hospitality and design world.

Winning the Australia & Pacific (Restaurant) category was The Century in Sydney  designed by Paring Onions.

Located in The Star casino, the interior incorporates symbolisms of Chinese culinary culture with a modern twist.

On Paring Onions website it says, “It was critical to keep the Golden Century’s unique history and culture in mind, but also an opportunity to introduce a refreshing side of the group, inspired by a creative take on Chinese dining customs.”

Taking away the Australia & Pacific (Bar) category was Alfred & Constance located in Fortitude Valley designed by Derlot.

Comprising of several dining areas and bars – each with seemingly a different theme – the interiors can only be described as eclectic.

The Third Wave Kiosk located at the Torquay Foreshore designed by Tony Hobba Architects won in the Canteen category.

On its website, Tony Hobba Architects says, “This project was inspired by the eroding forces of the ocean. The skin of rusting steel piles driven into the dunes provides a canvas for the expression of these natural forces.  The oxiding patina nestles into the coastal scape, suggesting a piece of washed up furniture, maybe cobbled together with found materials.”

Alfred & Constance designed by Derlot.

Entries for the awards were in the thousands from designers and operators involved in UK and global hospitality.

Overall, the Best Restaurant went to Höst in Denmark designed by Norm Architects and the Best Bar was taken out by Atrium Champagne Bar in London designed by Foster and Partners.

UK Winners

Standalone bar or club
The Lost & Found / Kai Design

London Bar
The Roxy / Design LSM

London Restaurant
Tramshed / Waugh Thistleton

Restaurant or bar in a heritage building
Apero / Dexter Moren Associates

Standalone restaurant
&Kitchen Table – Bubbledogs / B3 Designers

Restaurant or bar in a hotel
Atrium Champagne Bar / Foster and Partners

Fast / casual
Kerbisher and Malt (Ealing) / Alexander Waterworth Interiors

Restaurant or bar in a transport space
Jamie’s Italian (Gatwick Airport) / Blacksheep

Newman Street Tavern / Concorde BGW

Multiple Restaurant
Piccolino Cicchetti / Robert Angell Design Studio

The Century designed by Paring Onions.

UK Winners

Restaurant or bar in another space
Burgers & Cocktails by Giraffe / Harrison

Restaurant or bar in a retail space
The Corner / Stiff & Trevillion

Multiple Bar or Club
Baroosh / Harrison

The Century designed by Paring Onions.

UK & International Winners

Third Wave Kiosk (Australia) / Tony Hobba Architects

The Feast (China) / Neri&Hu Design & Research

Eyescream & friends (Spain) / Estudio m Barcelona

Pop Up
The Wahaca Southbank Experiment (UK) / Softroom

Third Wave Kiosk designed by Tony Hobba Architects.

International Winners

Middle East & Africa (Restaurant)
Little Italy (Israel) / Opa Studio

Middle East & Africa (Bar)
Vault (UAE) / LW Design Group

Europe (Restaurant)
Höst (Denmark) / Norm Architects

Europe (Bar)
Rocambolesc Gelateria (Spain) / Sandra Tarruella Interioristas

Americas (Restaurant)
Workshop (United States) / Soma Architects

Americas (Bar)
The Living Room (United States) / Skylab Architecture

Asia (Restaurant)
Shyo Ryu Ken (Japan) / Stile

Asia (Bar)
Cronus (Japan) / Doyle Collection

Australia & Pacific (Restaurant)
The Century (Australia) / Paring Onions

Australia & Pacific (Bar)
Alfred & Constance (Australia) / Derlot