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And the shortlist for the 2021 WIN Awards Restaurants and Cafes category is...

Eight entries are shortlisted in the Restaurants and caf├ęs category of the 2021 WIN Awards

by Nav Pal 05 August 2021 2021

Sui Han San You Restaurant by JG PHOENIX

It's a two-storey space, with a high ceiling on the first floor, which is a great advantage. JINGU PHOENIX adopted Tang-style wooden structures, beams and columns to construct the architectural framework, and utilized austere materials to create a magnificent elegance within the space.

Judges comment:

Beautiful contemporary design which lifts from traditional design to create an elegant and calm space.

  • Yinxiang Arch Photography

    Yinxiang Arch Photography

  • Yinxiang Arch Photography

    Yinxiang Arch Photography

  • Yinxiang Arch Photography

    Yinxiang Arch Photography

  • Yinxiang Arch Photography

    Yinxiang Arch Photography

The Zentral Kitchen for SHIKAKU by Lukstudio

As our world awakens to its environmental impacts of food delivery, conscientious urbanites seek more sustainable options. SHIKAKU is a concept born out of this demand; providing high-quality food with the most minimal waste possible. Imagine a chef’s dining experience at your doorstep; with the use of recyclable bento boxes and no guilt of disposing of single-use containers or cutleries. For in-restaurant diners, the sensual experience provokes mindfulness in dining.

Judges comment:

The designers have captured the dining experience and philosophy of the food in the clever and transforming interior.

  • Peter Dixie for LOTAN Architectural Photography

    Peter Dixie for LOTAN Architectural Photography

  • Peter Dixie for LOTAN Architectural Photography

    Peter Dixie for LOTAN Architectural Photography

  • Peter Dixie for LOTAN Architectural Photography

    Peter Dixie for LOTAN Architectural Photography

  • Peter Dixie for LOTAN Architectural Photography

    Peter Dixie for LOTAN Architectural Photography

Feast by Conran and Partners

EAST Hong Kong is a lifestyle-driven hotel located in the heart of Taikoo Shing, Hong Kong’s vibrant eastern business district. Conran and Partners have re-imagined its popular Feast restaurant, with an aspiration to not only create a new dining experience but also to incorporate EAST’s new Domain concept.

The new design combines a contemporary aesthetic with a subtle Eastern influence to instil a sense of place. The overall design is both sophisticated and inclusive, layered with charm and playfulness.

Judges comment:

I love the openness of this design, it projects clarity, trust and fun.

  • Conran and Partners

    Conran and Partners

  • Conran and Partners

    Conran and Partners

  • Conran and Partners

    Conran and Partners

  • Conran and Partners

    Conran and Partners

Restaurant Lunar by Sò Studio

Sò Studio creates the space in the hope of conveying a sense of tranquillity and comfort, drastically different from the bustling and dazzling city chores. The interior design is not only focused on the Chinese traditional structure details but also pay attention to the big picture of the beauty aesthetic. Coheres the ambience with oriental design basics to an appropriate scale, integrating geometry ratio.

Judges comment:

There is such great attention to detail, everywhere you see can find a delicious view, flooring, lighting, wall panels, ceiling, furniture, it's such a peaceful yet fun place to be at.

  • Wen Studio

    Wen Studio

  • Wen Studio

    Wen Studio

  • Wen Studio

    Wen Studio

  • Wen Studio

    Wen Studio

Chaoshan Flavour by JG PHOENIX

The waiting area on 1F is a double-height space. The designers removed the original floor slab above this area, and at the same time preserved the main beam, on which the artwork "Naughty Cat" created by artist Chou is placed. The artwork interacts with the reception desk and enlivens the spatial atmosphere. Terrazzo boards are applied to large areas of the space. White tableware is put on brass panels in an orderly manner, which extends the space visually.

Judges comment:

Great transition from light lobby space to dark dining.

  • Ouyang Yun

    Ouyang Yun

  • Ouyang Yun

    Ouyang Yun

  • Ouyang Yun

    Ouyang Yun

  • Ouyang Yun

    Ouyang Yun

SHABU LAB by IF (Integrated Field Co., Ltd.)

Since the arrival of the food in Thailand, 'Shabu culture' hasn't stopped growing with countless shabu places emerging practically everywhere. Among the prolific births of shabu restaurants, 'SHABU LAB' made its way into the world of shabu. The success of the first branch leads to the opening of the second location whose design aims to create a shabu dining experience to be something actual scientific experiment.

Judges comment:

Great concept, very out of the box! 

  • Photos by Ketsiree Wongwan, Courtesy of IF (Integrated Field Co.,Ltd.)

    Photos by Ketsiree Wongwan, Courtesy of IF (Integrated Field Co.,Ltd.)

  • Photos by Ketsiree Wongwan, Courtesy of IF (Integrated Field Co.,Ltd.)

    Photos by Ketsiree Wongwan, Courtesy of IF (Integrated Field Co.,Ltd.)

  • Photos by Ketsiree Wongwan, Courtesy of IF (Integrated Field Co.,Ltd.)

    Photos by Ketsiree Wongwan, Courtesy of IF (Integrated Field Co.,Ltd.)

  • Photos by Ketsiree Wongwan, Courtesy of IF (Integrated Field Co.,Ltd.)

    Photos by Ketsiree Wongwan, Courtesy of IF (Integrated Field Co.,Ltd.)

Cucina Porto by Tom Mark Henry

Located at The Star Sydney, Cucina Porto offers an Italian dining experience set within a richly layered interior. Completed in November 2020, the 527sqm restaurant was designed to exude the warmth and familiarity of dropping into a friend’s place for dinner, whilst seamlessly transitioning from day to night. With the brief provided to create a premium casual offering, the juxtapositions continue seeing old-world detailing mixed with modern aesthetics and sensibilities.

Judges comment:

Elegant with clear nods to classic European café/ restaurant design heritage.

  • Damian Bennett

    Damian Bennett

  • Damian Bennett

    Damian Bennett

  • Damian Bennett

    Damian Bennett

  • Damian Bennett

    Damian Bennett

Sirimahannop by PIA Interior Company Limited.

The project is a unique and memorable dining experience with graceful interiors steeped in historical richness which are a fascinating escape to a bygone area. The upper deck is a venue where guests can wine, dine and indulge in panoramic views of the River of Kings. The private dining ‘captain's room and hidden rum bar are some of the hidden treasures waiting to be discovered. The lower deck features a bar and the dining room complete with custom furniture, hanging hammocks from the ceiling, mosaic printed floors, and antique props and artefacts.

Judges comment:

There are some fun moments and you know where you are in every space - would love to visit this project!

  • AWC / PIA

    AWC / PIA

  • AWC / PIA

    AWC / PIA

  • AWC / PIA

    AWC / PIA

  • AWC / PIA

    AWC / PIA

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