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SA Venues Named Finalists In Eat Drink Design Awards

Five South Australian venues have been shortlisted as Australia’s most exceptionally designed hospitality venues.


The 2019 Eat Drink Design Awards shortlist has been announced, revealing Australia’s most exceptionally designed hospitality venues.

This year’s selection includes an incredibly diverse array of spatial environments found in the most unexpected corners of the country, including country bars, inner-city fine dining restaurants, homely suburban cafés, hotels in the wilderness, shopping centre diners and even airport eateries.

There are 5 South Australian venues shortlisted in the awards.

The Eat Drink Design Awards recognise excellence and innovation in the design of restaurants, bars, cafés, hotels, nightclubs, temporary venues and retail spaces across Australia and New Zealand. The awards highlight that in addition to amazing food, beverages and service, the recipe for a truly exceptional venue also includes intelligent and captivating design.

“Australia’s reputation as a drinking and dining destination has been helped by the great design happening here. This shortlist is a survey of the exceptional quality and diversity in the design of our region’s hospitality industry,” said Cassie Hansen, 2019 jury chair and editor of Artichoke.

The Eat Drink Design Awards is Australia’s only hospitality design awards program. The awards will be announced at a cocktail event at the Metropolis in Melbourne on Tuesday 12 November, hosted by iconic chef, restaurateur and television personality Matt Moran.

Best Bar Design

Paloma Bar & Pantry

by Claire Kneebone

20 Peel Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Photography: Qi Shen 

Paloma Bar & Pantry brief was to create a vibrant and inviting cocktail bar, spread over 2 floors and spilling onto the iconic Peel Street laneway. The client’s desire was to make this multi-level space casual yet sophisticated and unique in this small bar precinct strip.

Best Restaurant Design

Little Shoo

by Georgie Shepherd Interior Design

245 Esplanade, Henley Beach, South Australia
Photography: David Sievers Photography 

Housed in a blue stone villa on the Henley esplanade is Little Shoo. Showcasing a merger of a quintessential 1900’s beachfront home with an elegant restaurant, this design is a fine example of gracious yet contemporary design aesthetic, generating a new chapter for this character building.

Best Restaurant Design

Ban Ban

by Genesin Studio

145 Franklin Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Photography: Andre Castellucci 

Ban Ban is a Korean fried chicken and beer eatery sporting a low-tech K-Pop minimalist interior with playful branding to capture freshly cooked share foods. Try the SPAM™ fries! 

Best Installation Design

Drink Dine Design Bar

by Grieve Gillett Andersen and JamFactory

Playhouse Lane & Gilles Arcade, Adelaide, South Australia
Photography: Sam Noonan

Grieve Gillett Andersen partnered with the JamFactory to design and construct a temporary bar for Applewood Distillery at the Hot 100 Wines Event in the heritage listed Old Queens Theatre, Adelaide. The installation comprises of repeating cardboard cylinders which are utilised in different configurations to facilitate serving, storage and display.

Best Identity Design

Malt & Juniper

by Uppercase Studio

18 Peel Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Photography: Brendan Homan 

A fresh, contemporary brand identity was created for the gin and whisky bar, Malt & Juniper. Using a clean Roman typeface, abstract floral visuals, and an earthy, cool palette of soft blues and forest-greens, Uppercase Studio captured the botanical notes of the bar’s gin and whiskey offerings, and its relaxed atmosphere.

For more information about the 2019 Eat Drink Design Awards shortlist or to purchase tickets to the awards event visit

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