Mondrian hotel bar Dandelyan wins big at 2015 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards

05 October 2015 by
Mondrian hotel bar Dandelyan wins big at 2015 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards

Dandelyan, the bar at the Tom Dixon-designed Mondrian London hotel, has been named Best Overall Bar, one of two overall winners of the 2014/2015 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards.

The other overall winner, for Best Overall Restaurant, was the Jane, a site in Antwerp, Belgium, designed by Piet Boon.

The seventh annual awards ceremony was hosted at London's Old Truman Brewery on 1 October, and crowned winners in 36 categories, including Best International and Best UK. The awards seek to cover "every imaginable space", including ships, airports, museums, and burger vans.

This year's awards attracted over 860 entries from across the UK and 70 other countries, with judges from across the industries of hospitality, design, and lifestyle.

Other notable UK winners included the Gallery at Michelin-starred restaurant Sketch, designed by India Mahdavi (Best UK Restaurant); Dirty Martini at Monument London, designed by Grapes Design (Best Multiple Bar or Club); George's Fish and Chip Kitchen in Nottingham, designed by Philip Watts Design (Best Restaurant or Bar in a Heritage Building); the Street Kitchen in Nottingham, by Dalziel and Pow Design Consultants (Best Restaurant or Bar in a Retail Space), and the Bar at Fortnum & Mason at London's Heathrow Airport, designed by the Universal Design Studio (Best Restaurant or Bar in a Transport Space).

There were also awards for casual dining groups Nando's, whose STAC Architecture & BuckleyGrayYeoman site in Loughton won the UK Fast/Casual category, and Wahaca, whose Softroom-designed Cardiff site took the award for Best UK Multiple Restaurant.

The UK & International Category also included a win for London's Beast, by Stephen Garrett Studio (Best Identity).

Last year's UK winners included the restaurant Ametsa with Arzak Instruction, the Hutong Shard, One Canada Square, Christopher's Bar, Whyte & Brown, and the Tap On The Line in Richmond.

Best Overall Winners

Best Overall Bar

Dandelyan (London), Design Research Studio

Best Overall Restaurant

The Jane (Belgium), Studio Piet Boon

Best International Winners

Best International Bar

Archie Rose Distilling Co. (Australia), Acme & Co

Best International Restaurant

The Jane (Belgium), Studio Piet Boon

Best UK Winners

Best UK Bar

Dandelyan (London), Design Research Studio

Best UK Restaurant

The Gallery at Sketch (London), India Mahdavi

UK Category Winners

Restaurant or Bar in another space

Coffee Ground (Endsleigh), Kiwi & Pom

Restaurant or Bar in a hotel

Dandelyan (London), Design Research Studio

Multiple Bar or Club

Dirty Martini (Monument, London), Grapes Design

Restaurant or Bar in a heritage building

George's Fish & Chip Kitchen (Nottingham), Philip Watts Design

Standalone Restaurant

Jinjuu (London), Tibbatts Abel

Standalone Bar or Club

Le Peep Boutique (London), Nick Leith-Smith


Nando's (Loughton), STAC Architecture & BuckleyGrayYeoman


The Airport (Manchester), Frederic Robinson

Restaurant or Bar in a transport space

The Bar at Fortnum & Mason (Heathrow), Universal Design Studio

London Restaurant

The Gallery at Sketch (London), India Mahdavi

Restaurant or Bar in a retail space

The Street Kitchen (Nottingham), Dalziel and Pow Design Consultants

Multiple Restaurant

Wahaca (Cardiff), Softroom

London Bar

WC (London), Jayke Mangion & Andy Bell

UK & International Category Winners


Beast (London), Stephen Garrett Studio


Biutiful by the Lake (Romania), Twins Studio


Bond Lounge (Australia), Hachem


Boulangerie François Grey Goose Martini Bar (London), Ragged Edge & Brady Williams Studio

Lighting Scheme

Dalloyau (Hong Kong), Inverse Lighting Design

Surface Interiors

Disfrutar (Spain), El Equipo Creativo

Decorative Lighting

Dream Dairy Farm Restaurant (Japan), Moriyuki Ochiai Architects


Parq (United States), Davis Ink


Remicone (Korea, Republic of), Betwin Space Design

International Category Winners

Australia & Pacific restaurant

ACME (Australia), Luchetti Krelle

Australia & Pacific bar

Archie Rose Distilling Co. (Australia), Acme & Co

Middle East & Africa restaurant

Geales (United Arab Emirates), LW

The Americas bar

Her Majesty's Pleasure (Canada), + tongtong

The Americas restaurant

Hueso (Mexico), Cadena + Asociados

Europe bar

Le Bar du Plaza Athénée (France), Jouin Manku

Asia restaurant


Middle East & Africa bar

Tasting Room (Israel), Studio OPA

Europe restaurant

The Jane (Belgium), Studio Piet Boon

Asia bar

Toranomon HOP (Japan), A.N.D.

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