The Shortlist 2017: 20 Of The World’s Most Stylish Restaurants and Bars

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COMPILED BY Lindi Brownell Meiring IMAGES via Restaurant & Bar Design Awards


Every year, we love to scour the shortlist of the year’s most stylish restaurants and bars from across the globe.

The 2017 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards, which has been running for nine years, is made up of 265 projects across 33 categories, with submissions coming from over 70 countries.

We went through all of them to find a few of our favourites to share with you, including two from South Africa (one of which we featured here). You can also view the full shortlist here.

1. APF Kafe – Guangzhou, China (Design: Lukstudio)

2. Bellavista del Jardín del Norte – Barcelona, Spain (Design: El Equipo Creativo)

3. Bibo – Madrid, Spain (Design: Lázaro Rosa Violán)

4. Clerkenwell Grind – London, UK (Design: Biasol Design Studio)

5. Cirrus – Barangaroo, Australia (Design: Pascale Gomes McNabb & Terroir)

6. El Mama – Barcelona, Spain (Design: El Equipo Creativo)

7. Gold on 27 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Design: Keane)

8. Grand Café Flamingo – Antwerp, Belgium (Design: Creneau International)

9. Hokkaido Dairy Farm – Hong Kong, Hong Kong (Design: Atelier E)

10. Hyde – London, UK (Design: Grzywinski + Pons)

11. Nanan – Wrocław, Poland (Design: Buck Studio)

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12. Nando’s (Birnam) – Johannesburg, South Africa (Design: Reddeco)

13. Nando Putney Kitchen – London, UK (Design: Fusion DNA)

14. Nikunotoriko – Tokyo, Japan (Design: Ryoji Iedokoro Architecture Office)

15. No.19 – Ascot Vale, Australia (Design: Biasol)

16. OX – Helsinki, Finland (Design: Studio Joanna Laajisto)

17. Shizuku – Portland, USA (Design: Kengo Kuma and Associates)

18. The Penny Drop – Melbourne, Australia (Design: We Are Huntly)

19. Urbanologi – Johannesburg, South Africa (Design: Haldane Martin)

20. Wallpaper* Bar + Kitchen – London, UK (Design: Virgile + Partners)

View the full shortlist at restaurantandbardesignawards.com. Missed last year’s contenders and winners? Here’s a look at a few of our favourites from the shortlist, as well as the winners.