Submissions are now open for the 2019 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards. The Awards, now in its eleventh year, is a globally recognized competition dedicated to the design of food and beverage spaces.

The Awards invites entries from the world’s top designers, architects and food and beverage space operators. The competition is open to international projects launched or renovated between the January 1st and December 31st, 2018.

About them

Now in its eleventh year, the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards is a globally recognised competition dedicated to the design of food and beverage spaces

Entries from over 70 countries cover every imaginable space; From ships to airports, museums to burger vans, from revered Michelin-starred establishments to the fleeting dynamism of pop-ups.

The judges are the most influential global personalities from hospitality, design and lifestyle media and have previously included the Editor in Chief of Wallpaper*, Marcus Wareing and Thomas Heatherwick.

The Awards are followed by over 40,000 of the most influential architects, designers, hospitality professionals and lifestyle media from around the globe.

The Restaurant & Bar Design Awards receives regular press coverage from the world’s most influential design, hospitality and lifestyle press including AD Magazine, Elle Decor, Vogue Living, Dezeen and many more.

If you want to know more about us, the awards or the rolling program of events; Connect with us via our social media channels or via our contact page.

Connecting people

We offer an annual program of unique opportunities to network and connect with the most influential restaurant, bar and hotel designers and their clients in the UK and globally.

As part of this program we organise a series of Restaurant & Bar Design Talks throughout the year. Each event is held at an innovative food and beverage space and are hosted by both the venue’s designer and their client. The events are attended by the region’s most influential designers, hospitality operators and our partners/sponsors.

The Awards

The highlight of our year is the awards ceremony. Each event is individually themed and is a unique celebration of the amazing work entered throughout the year.

Leading industry professionals award prizes for the best work as voted by our panel of internationally recognised judges. The event is more than a prize giving ceremony and offers some of the best socialising and networking opportunities in the industry. This year’s event will be held in Central London at the beginning of October 2019.


With a broad range of categories we cover every aspect of food and beverage space design

Please note that awards categories have changed this year (from previous format).

Projects by type

The following categories can be entered by UK and International projects.

For each category there will be two shortlists and two winners, one for UK entries and one for international entries.

This means that UK entries will be judged against other UK entries and international entries judged against other international entries.

  • Surface Interiors 
  • Cafe
  • Identity 
  • Lighting
  • Ceiling 
  • Colour 
  • Hotel
  • Murals & Grafiti
  • Luxury 
  • Heritage building
  • Fast Casual
  • Multiple Restaurant
  • In another space
  • Standalone rest
  • Pop Up
  • Biophilic Design 

Projects by region

The following categories can be entered by UK and International projects, based on their regional location.

For each category there will be one shortlist and one winner.

  • UK Bar
  • UK Restaurant
  • Europe Bar
  • Europe Restaurant
  • Asia Bar
  • Asia Rest
  • Americas Bar
  • Americas Restaurant
  • Australia Bar
  • Australia Restaurant
  • Middle East Bar
  • Middle East Restaurant