The best world designed Restaurants and Bars 2020 – Best Australia&Pacific bars

The renowned Restaurant & Bar Design Awards have announced the shortlist for its 2020 edition: The best designed restaurants and bars in the world in all categories.

Entries from over 100 countries cover every imaginable hospitality space; From ships to airports, museums to burger vans, from revered Michelin-starred establishments to the fleeting dynamism of pop-ups.

You can view the whole Shortlist of the twelfth year  HERE.

Meanwhile, here are six awesome Australia&Pacific you will definitely like.

1.           The Cumberland(Manly, Australia) designed by AZBcreative

Hidden in the heart of Manly, The Cumberland is an underground speakeasy with a Spanish twist. Named after the Parish of Manly Cove in the County of Cumberland, the name is a nod to the history of the area on which the venue stands. Concealed behind a fridge door within a small, bodega style deli, the sophisticated basement bar serves a selection of over 250 whiskies, natural wine, craft beer and an extensive themed cocktail menu including prohibition classics, tipples inspired by original counties from Sydney and surrounds as well as a section dedicated to ingredients that have been locally foraged and found.

Address: 17-19 Central Avenue, Manly

2.           Bar Clara(Melbourne, Australia) designed by AA. Interior Design Studio

In the buzzing Melbourne city, Bar Clara provides an intimate seasonal cocktail experience. We believe every good cocktail is made with seasonal ingredients, perfect balance of flavour and a dash of fun. Get comfortable on a couch amongst the lush green interior and connect with your friends, debrief with workmates, or impress your date. Our passionate bartenders are committed to providing you with an unforgettable experience.

Address:  87 Little Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000

3.           Vantage Bar at Auckland Airport(Auckland, New Zealand) designed by Greater Group

Named by Auckland local Diane Davidson, this epic two-storey bar boasts unrivalled runway views and with towering big screens streaming your favourite games and matches. Prepare to immerse yourself in sports and first-class comfort while sampling some of New Zealand’s finest boutique wines, craft beers and locally sourced produce.

Address:  Auckland International Airport, International Departures, After Security

4.           In the Hanging Garden(Hobart, Australia) designed by Fender Katsalidis

In The Hanging Garden acknowledges and respects the palawa/pakana people as the traditional and ongoing owners and custodians of lutruwita. They pay respect to elders past, present and future, and acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded.Encompassing nearly an entire city block in the centre of Hobart, In The Hanging Garden is an extensive tiered beer garden with outdoor dining, bars and live music.

Address: 112 Murray Street, Hobart

5.           Little Culprit(Auckland, New Zealand) designed by Ministry of Architecture + Interiors

Introducing culprit’s mischievous younger brother, Little Culprit.

Address: Corner of Wyndham &, 151 Queen Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

6. Songbird at The Ritz-Carlton, Perth(Perth, Australia) designed by AND AssociatesCottee Parker

This waterfront hideaway invites you to forget the bustle of the city and lose yourself in glamorous cocktails and golden sunsets over the Swan River.

Inspired by Australia’s open skies and free spirit, Songbird is a destination for casual fare, a breathtaking sunset and good times in good company. The indoor-outdoor space features a pool for hot summer days and an inviting fireplace for crisp winter evenings. The menu encourages lingering with barbecued meats, fresh seafood, seasonal produce, creative cocktails, craft beer and local wine and spirits.


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