15 OF THE WORLD'S MOST BEAUTIFUL BARS AND RESTAURANTS
There's nothing like making a great first impression and these 15 bars and restaurants, all winners at this year's Restaurant & Bar Design Awards, certainly do that.
The awards, now in their ninth year, celebrate the most beautifully designed food and beverage spaces around the world, from pop-ups to museums, to the most elegant Michelin-starred restaurants. This year's panel included chefs Michael Caines and James Lowe, while Gordon Ramsay has previously had a say.
They also hand out awards for product design.
All images courtesy of Restaurant & Bar Design Awards.
BEST OVERALL RESTAURANT AND BEST AUSTRALIA & PACIFIC RESTAURANT: THE PENNY DROP, MELBOURNE
BEST OVERALL BAR AND BEST AMERICAS BAR: WESTLIGHT, NEW YORK
BEST UK RESTAURANT: FUCINA, LONDON
BEST UK BAR: THE ESCAPOLOGIST, LONDON
BEST LIGHTING: PICCOLINO, MOUNT WAVERLEY, AUSTRALIA
BEST COLOUR: NANAN, WROCLAW, POLAND
BEST CAFÉ: VYTA SANTA MARGHERITA, FLORENCE
BEST EUROPE RESTAURANT: SHADE BURGER, POLTOVA, UKRAINE
BEST ASIA RESTAURANT: RHODA, HONG KONG
BEST AMERICAS RESTAURANT: DUCK DUCK GOAT, CHICAGO
BEST MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA RESTAURANT: URBANOLOGI, JOHANNESBURG
BEST EUROPE BAR: ADAM&CO, AMSTERDAM
BEST ASIA BAR: JIS, SAPPORO, JAPAN
BEST MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA BAR: LOCK STOCK & BARREL, DUBAI
BEST AUSTRALIA & PACIFIC BAR: BETA BAR, SYDNEY