Every year, the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards evaluates restaurants, bars, cafes, coffee shops, and other food and beverage spaces in the UK and worldwide to determine the best designed establishments. The Awards has a judging panel of internationally renowned designers and names in the culinary industry, including Gordon Ramsay, Zaha Hadid, Kengo Kuma, and more. This 2017, the awarding ceremony is scheduled on October 5.
Before that, let us look back at the winners that bagged the top awards in recent years.
Blue Wave Cocktail Bar in Barcelona, Spain
Award: Best Overall Bar
Situated in Barcelona Port, Blue Wave Cocktail Bar is the 2016 recipient of the Best Overall Bar award. Its architect describes its interiors as “a wave about to break.” The bar is features an elaborate display of various shades and reflections of blues, leaving no doubt that its interior draws inspiration from the water.
German Gymnasium – London, United Kingdom
Award: Best Overall Restaurant
German Gymnasium is built into the first purpose-built gym in England located in King’s Cross, United Kingdom. The Grade II-listed building, which was converted into a world-class restaurant, serves Mittel-European dishes. It features a first level restaurant, two bars, and an outdoor terrace. The restaurant features extremely high ceilings, tall windows, and wide spaces that create a bright, airy, and almost otherworldly ambiance, proving it truly deserves to be called the Best Overall Restaurant of 2016.
Tattu – Manchester, United Kingdom
Award: Best Standalone Restaurant
Situated in the heart of Spinningfields district in Manchester, Tattu Restaurant & Bar is a high-end restaurant offering fusion Asian dishes and Chinese cuisine. Its design features a distinctive blend of modern Asian design inspirations and nautical themes, including a stunning cherry blossom tree and ship anchors.
The Jane – Antwerp, Belgium
Awards: Best Overall Restaurant, Best International Restaurant, and Best Europe Restaurant
Originally a military church, The Jane was transformed by a high-profile interior design company, Piet Boon, into a stunning first-rate restaurant. It is outfitted with 500 vibrantly colored glass window panels, which were put in place of the original stained-glass windows. A huge chandelier made of hand-blown crystal glasses dominates the space and creates a key focal point. The designers worked to preserve most of its existing structure intact and only restored the necessary areas, thus retaining the building’s innate beauty. Truly, the Jane restaurant is deserving to be heralded as the Best Overall Restaurant, Best International Restaurant, and Best Europe Restaurant of 2015.
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