The Eat Drink Design Awards Shortlist


Every year we await the shortlist for the Eat Drink Design Awards with baited breath. They celebrate design excellence and innovation within the Australasian hospitality industry and are awarded by our friends at Architecture Media (publishers of Artichoke, Houses and many other titles).

The projects are amongst the most sought-after restaurants, bars, cafes, nightclubs and temporary spaces that opened to the public in the past eighteen months from Australia and New Zealand.

We are always blown away by the creativity of the designers and architects. Hospitality projects present a unique opportunity for these professionals to create conceptually ambitious spaces that enhance the experience of dining out, and this year’s shortlisted projects are especially indicative of this creative freedom. Also, PRETTY (sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves)!

There are some sublime projects shortlisted in Australia’s food capital of Melbourne; including the newly opened Higher Ground, The Garden State Hotel, Marion… we could go on for hours!

The winners will be announced Tuesday 8 November at the official awards ceremony held at the Glasshouse with a who’s who of Australia’s food scene.  Before the winners are published online on Wednesday 9 November, check out all the amazing projects and buy your tickets to the awards at