2013 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards open for entries

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9/1/2013 - The 2013 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards are now open for entries, inviting submissions from the world’s leading architects, interior and lighting designers and hospitality operators. 

Now in its fifth year, Restaurant & Bar Design Awards is dedicated exclusively to celebrating the best food and beverage spaces from around the globe, in all types of environments including hotels, transport, business, culture, leisure and retail. 

Upon the launch of the 2013 awards programme, Marco Rebora, Founder of the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards, said: 

“It is with great pleasure that we launch the fifth Restaurant & Bar Design Awards to recognise innovation and design excellence in the world’s most interesting restaurants and bars. In 2012 we received double the entry numbers of the previous year, from more than 60 countries, showing that competition is becoming ever stronger. With another fantastic judging panel, we look forward to what is set to be our most exciting awards programme yet.” 

The 2013 awards are open to design projects completed between 1st January and 31st December 2012. A project entry must be a collaborative submission from both the design studio and hospitality operator. 

Entries across 21 categories will be judged by a panel of highly influential design, food, lifestyle and hospitality personalities, including: The Times (UK) Restaurant Critic, Giles Coren; Chef Restaurateur, Tom Aitkens; JIA Boutique Hotels owner, Yenn Wong; and Moooi Founder and CEO, Casper Vissers.

Also judging the awards, Tamara Lohan, Founder of Mr & Mrs Smith, said: 

“The Restaurant & Bar Design Awards plays an important role in commending the best of the best spaces to eat and drink, demonstrating that design excellence is vital in creating alluring environments which strike the perfect balance between style, substance and quality. I am delighted to be a judge for the 2013 awards and having seen so many hotly anticipated new openings around the world in the last year, I very much look forward to a challenging judging process.” 

All awards entries must be submitted online by 14th April 2013, with shortlisted projects to be announced on 24th June 2013. 

For full entry guidelines and further information please visit www.restaurantandbardesignawards.com 

Award winners will be announced at a ceremony and party in central London in late September 2013. 


Winning projects from the 2012:


Graffiti cafe by Studio Mode

2013 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards Categories

Projects located in the UK
Standalone restaurant
Standalone bar or club
Multiple restaurant
Multiple bar or club
Brand roll out
Fine dining
Restaurant or bar in a retail space
Restaurant or bar in a transport space
Restaurant or bar in a hotel
Restaurant or bar in another space*

Projects located in the UK or internationally
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Projects located outside of the UK
The Americas
Australia & Pacific
Middle East & Africa

* Educational facility, airport, train station, cultural centre, leisure centre, cruise-liner etc.
** Current restaurant or bar which has been open for more than five years..

2013 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards Judges

Anne Kyyrö Quinn, Architectural Textile Designer
Casper Vissers, Founder and CEO, Moooi
Chris Bangle, Managing Director, Chris Bangle Associates
Chris Webb, Senior Director, Interior Design Europe, Hilton
David Kester, Director, Thames & Hudson
Dominic Harris, Founder, Cinimod Studio
Giles Coren, Restaurant Critic, The Times
Janet Wardley, Head of Visual Display, Harvey Nichols
Ken Freivokh, Partner, Ken Freivokh Design
Maxim Velcovsky, Art Director, Lasvit
Mourad Mazouz, Restauranteur, Sketch
Nika Zupanc, Designer
Richard Vines, Chief Food Critic, Bloomberg News
Ross Urwin, Creative Director, Home and Lifestyle, Lane Crawford
Sandy Suffield, Creative Director, Wolff Olins
Sebastian Mariscal, Design Principal, Sebastian Mariscal Studio
Stephen Alden, Chief Executive Officer, Maybourne Hotel Group
Tamara Lohan, Founder and CTO, Mr & Mrs Smith
Tom Aitkens, Chef Restaurateur
Yenn Wong, Owner, JIA Boutique Hotels

    A Cantina 95

    A Cantina

    Santiago de Compostela / Spain / 2010

    Graffiti cafe 178

    Graffiti cafe

    Varna / Bulgaria / 2011