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Best Bar Design

This category recognizes achievement in the design of a bar, cocktail lounge or nightclub. Premises must hold a liquor licence and may offer a limited bar food menu.

Best Restaurant Design

This category recognizes achievement in the design of a restaurant. A restaurant is defined as an establishment that provides a dining experience.

Best Cafe Design

This category recognizes achievement in the design of a cafe, tea house or coffee shop. Premises must provide a daytime menu which includes drinks such as coffee and tea, and might also offer light refreshments, snacks and patisserie items.

Best Installation Design

This category recognizes achievement in the design of a temporary space including pop-up venues, mobile food vehicles, marquees, promotional installations, VIP lounges and market stalls. The space must be an environment that is either temporary or transportable.

Best Retail Design

This category recognizes achievement in the design of a food and/or drink retail space including shops, supermarkets, delicatessens, providores, bottle shops, cellar doors, food markets and food courts.

Best Identity Design

This category recognizes achievement in the design of a visual identity or collateral for a single food and/or drink venue or shop including logos, websites, menus, wine lists, stationery, signage, uniforms, coasters, placemats, books, style guides and any other visual material. Packaging for food and drink not associated with a single venue or shop is not eligible.

Hall of Fame

Each year a venue is inducted into the Eat Drink Design Awards ‘Hall of Fame’. This special accolade acknowledges enduring excellence in the design of a hospitality venue that is of more than fifteen years standing. In an industry characterised by transience, such a feat is extraordinary. The award recognizes design innovation for its time, creative leadership, technical advancement and the project’s national significance as a hospitality venue.

Past inductees are Jimmy Watson’s Wine Bar (Robin Boyd and Frederick Romberg, 1962), Cafe Di Stasio (Allan Powell Architects, 1988), Meyers Place (Six Degrees, 1994), Icebergs (Lazzarini Pickering, 2002) and il Bacaro (Chris Connell Design, 1994).