Wolfgang Puck's restaurant CUT 45 Park Lane restaurant and restaurant chain PizzaExpress were among the winners in the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards, held at the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects).
The awards, which were attended by more than 400 of the UK and world's most influential designers and hospitality operators, saw overall winner A Cantina by Estudio Nomada, Spain, pick up an award for Best Restaurant, while the award for Best Bar went to Graffiti by Mode, in Bulgaria.
The awards were hosted by Leslie Brissett and Peter Boizot (founder of PizzaExpress), with winners announced by Ceri Richmond of Core and Tim French MBE of The French Group.
RIBA Venues catering team Ampersand served a selection of 1930s-inspired canapés to guests during the course of the evening. These included "Black velvet, beef and oyster" - a lightly pickled Colchester oyster wrapped in Hereford beef carpaccio, oyster jelly, and samphire and for dessert mini "Floating islands" - glazed meringue, caramel sauce, pink almond praline, spun sugar.
Shaker provided art-deco cocktails and ritual serves, merging modern molecular mixology techniques with the simplicity of the 1920s.
The results in full:
A Cantina (Spain) by Estudio Nomada
Graffiti (Bulgaria) by Studio Mode
Other Category Winners include:
Standalone restaurant/ Viet Hoa Mess, London, UK/Vonsung
Standalone bar or club/ The Drift, London, UK/Fusion Design and Architecture
Restaurant or bar in a retail space/ Zizzi, Leeds, UK/D Raw
Restaurant or bar in another space/ Holburne Garden Café, Holbourne Museum, Bath, UK/Softroom
Restaurant or bar in a hotel/ Cut, London, UK/Thierry Despont
Pub/ The Plough, Clapham, UK/Harrison
Multiple restaurant/ Pizza Express, Plymouth, UK/Baynes & Co
Multiple Bar or Club/ Dirty Martini, London, UK/Grapes Design
Café or fast food/ The Coach House, Hatfield House, Hatfield, UK)/SHH
Europe/ Graffiti (Bulgaria)/Mode
North America & Canada/ Pump Room (USA)/Yabu Pushelberg
Australia & Pacific/Baker D Chirico (Australia)/March Studio
Asia/ Café Kureon (Japan)/Kengo Kuma & Associates
South & Central America/Fasano Las Piedras (Uruguay)/Isay Weinfeld
Middle East & Africa/ Cocteau (Lebanon)/Gatserelia Design
UK & International
Identity/Nopi (UK)/Here Design
Pop Up/Les Grandes Tables de L'ile Seguin (France)/1024 Architecture
Canteen/A Cantina (Spain)/Estudio Nomada
Lighting/W Lounge & Bar (UK)/MBLD
Judges Judges included Alberto Alessi (Principal - Alessi), Julius Wiedemann (Editor - Taschen) and Matthew Clark (Founder - United Visual Artists) and many others. See all Judges.
By Katherine Alano
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