Restaurant & Bar Design Awards Shortlist 2019

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Featuring 276 projects across 43 categories, this year’s shortlist for the annual Restaurant & Bar Design Awards is packed with seriously stylish spaces, including five in South Africa.

Here, in no particular order, are 25 of this year’s many stand-out projects from across the globe.

1. The Butcher’s Daughter – Brooklyn, USA (Design: Wanderlust Design)

2. Yukanna – Bangkok, Thailand (Design: Taste Space)

Image credit: F Sections Studio.

3. Alice & Fifth – Joburg, South Africa (Design: Tristan Plessis Studio)

4. Noma – Copenhagen, Denmark (Design: Studio David Thulstrup)

Image credit: Irina Boersma.

5. Hey Yo – Hong Kong, Hong Kong (Design: Design Action & Associates)

6. Mama Mulan – Chatswood, Australia (Design: DS17)

Image credit: Michael Wee.

7. Icha Chateau – Shanghai, China (Design: Spacemen)

Image credit: Min Chen Xuan.

8. Mythos – Rosebank, South Africa (Design: Atmos Architecture and Design)

Image credit: alexioso.

9. Chotto Matte – Miami, USA (Design: Andy Martin Architecture)

10. Library Bar – Los Angeles, USA (Design: Gulla Jonsdottir Architecture + Design)

Image credit: Tanveer Badal.

11. House of Eden – Bangkok, Thailand (Design: party space design)

12. Hey Bird – Guangzhou, China (Design: Tomshi & Associates)

13. Burleigh Pavilion – Gold Coast, Australia (Design: Alexander & Co)

Image credit: Anson Smart.

14. The Skotnes – Cape Town, South Africa (Design: REDDECO)

Image credit: Claire Gunn Photography.

15. Nando’s – Syndenham, London, UK (Design: Fusion Design and Architecture)

16. Samsara – Cluj-Napoca, Romania (Design: Todor Studio)

17. Blend – Bangkok, Thailand (Design: PHTAA Living Design)

Image credit: Pichan Sujaritsatit.

18. Dr. Bravura – Shanghai, China (Design: TOWOdesign)

19. La Parada – V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa (Design: Dakota Design)

Image credit: Andrea van der Spuy.

20. Hunan Slurp – New York, USA (Design: New Practice Studio)

Image credit: Montse Zamorano.

21. Opasly Tom – Warsaw, Poland (Design: BUCK.STUDIO)

22. Pastel Rita – Montreal, Canada (Design: Appareil Architecture)

Image credit: Félix Michaud.

23. Milk Train – London, UK (Design: FormRoom)

24. Masa – Bogota, Colombia (Design: Studio Cadena)

Image credit: NahoKubota.

25. FYN – Cape Town, South Africa (Design: Tristan Plessis Studio)

View the full shortlist at Missed last year’s contenders and winners? Here’s a look at a few of our favourites from the shortlist, as well as those who took home the awards.