Busaba Eathai and Smack overall winners at Restaurant and Bar Design awards

By Becky Paskin

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Smack, designed by Steve Smith and Adrian Baynes
Smack, designed by Steve Smith and Adrian Baynes
Busaba Eathai in Bicester and Smack in Leamington Spa are the headline winners of this year’s Restaurant and Bar Design Awards, announced last night in London.

Designed by David Archer Architects, Busaba Eathai in Bicester won the Best Multiple Restaurant category, which was also contended by Jamie’s Italian in Blacksheep, London, ASK in Dorking, Pizza Express in Richmond, Wildwood in Billericay, Rocket in London and Rosa’s in London.

The starkly-designed Smack, which features monochrome polaroids of club customers and graffiti on its walls courtesy of designer Steve Smith and Adrian Baynes, won the Best Independent Bar or Club category, having been up against Bar Pepito in London, The WM Club in London, The Corinthian Club in Glasgow, The Betsy Smith in London and The Alchemist in Manchester.

Over 330 entries were submitted to the 2011 awards, which last year saw Galvin Restaurants’ Galvin La Chapelle win the Best Overall Restaurant award and India’s The Tote pick up the Best Overall Bar Award.

Judges this year included the Evening Standard restaurant critic Fay Maschler, Srah Miller from Conde Nast Traveller and Ian Callum, design director at Jaguar Cars.

The winners of the 2011 Restaurant and Bar Design Awards are:

Independent Restaurant
Barbican Lounge (London)

Multiple Restaurant
Busaba Eathai (Bicester)
David Archer Architects

Independent Bar or Club
Smack (Leamington Spa)
Steve Smith

Multiple Bar or Club
Grosvenor Café (Glasgow)
Surface ID

Restaurant, Bar or Club in another space
Barbican Foodhall (London)

Restaurant or Bar in a hotel
The Bar, Coworth Park (Ascot)
Fox Linton Associates

Café or Fast Food
Costa Coffee (London)
Stiff and Trevillion

Identity & Website Design
Dock Kitchen (London)
Here Design

Stravaigin (Glasgow)
Surface ID

Lighting Scheme
Chan (Greece)
Andy Martin Studio

International Restaurant
Look Out Café (Japan)Design Spirits
Cave (Australia)
Koichi Takada

International Bar
Tazmania Ballroom (Hong Kong)
Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio

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