Restaurant & Bar Design Awards Shortlist 2015: Heritage

heritage shortlist

The Restaurant & Bar Design Awards category for a Restaurant or Bar in a Heritage Building is a UK category with a shortlist of just seven entries. Heritage buildings in the UK provide a unique challenge to designers with planning and alteration restrictions on listed buildings. The entries shortlist is featured below.

GBK (Glasgow) faced challenges in creating inviting and intimate dining spaces while retaining the grandeur of the original space.

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The design sought to create contrasts between surviving plush elements of furniture and finishes, set against a gradual stripping back and burning through to the structure beyond. Moreno:masey were the interior designers for this project in a former listed bank building.

George's fish & chip Kitchen, Nottingham

The challenge of George’s fish and chip kitchen in Nottingham was to make the most of the listed building, whilst adding the restaurant’s personality; a fun, family friendly concept into a listed building.

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Read more about George’s Fish & Chip Kitchen in Nottingham with interiors by Philip Watts Design.

hubboxHubbox restaurant in Truro moved into a Grade II Listed 19th Century Wesleyan chapel. The challenge for Meor Design was to recreate the novelty of a shipping container burger bar in a ‘tired and imposing space’. American Diners of the 80’s and graffiti created a light, bright and colourful space.

web hubbox_upstairs3Grade I-listed Somerset House, one of London’s most dynamic cultural centres. Pennethorne’s Cafe in the ‘new wing’ features references to architect Sir James Pennethorne.

PennethornesA bespoke wall of cameo portraits in Pennethorne’s by designers SHH, alongside highly-contemporary bespoke lighting and fixture design.

pitcher piano nottinghamPitcher & Piano in Nottingham designed by Concorde BGW is a large Grade II listed former chapel, with an impressive interior and fine architecture. The brief was to complement the existing building with an original and eclectic mix of design styles while making the spacious venue feel more intimate.

StanleysStanley’s in Liverpool is part of the UNESCO World Heritage collection of buildings in Stanley Dock, and therefore the space designed by adi studio was a combination of two influences; the Titanics’ metal gantries in Belfast and the industrial feel of the warehouses.

Originally a 100 year old Victorian water closet, ‘WC’ was transformed into a Wine and charcuterie bar.


WC in London has used as much of the original décor as possible from the mosaic floor to the old attendants office which formes the bar area. Designed by Jayke Mangion & Andy Bell this former public convenience is a new talking point in the city.

On the Awards site, you can view more images from each of the shortlisted entries in the links below.

GBK (Glasgow) moreno:masey

George’s Fish & Chip Kitchen (Nottingham) Philip Watts Design

Hubbox (Truro) Meor Design

Pennethorne’s (London) SHH

Pitcher & Piano (Nottingham) Concorde BGW

Stanley’s (Liverpool) adi studio

WC (London) Jayke Mangion & Andy Bell

Images © respective studios

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