Ten Minutes by Tractor. Photography Rory Gardiner

The 2021 Eat Drink Design Awards have announced the venues that have made waves for their innovative and inspiring spaces.

The shortlist sees venues listed under categories including best restaurant; best cafe; best bar; best hotel; best installation; best retail and best identity designs.

This year will also see another venue inducted into the hall of fame, which recognises a space that has provided excellence in design for more than a decade.

All the venues in the shortlist are new projects completed between 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2021, with the winners announced on 5 November.

Shortlisted restaurants, cafes and bar below:

Best restaurant

Sunset Diner – Guru Projects
Local Connections at The University of Newcastle – Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects
Shaffa – Squillace
Cucina Porto – Tom Mark Henry
Hinchcliff House – Mitchell & Eades
Harbord Hotel – Alexander &CO.
CicciaBella – Fiona Lynch Interior Design
Siso – CTRL Space
Euro – CTRL Space
Three Blue Ducks, Melbourne – Pattern Studio
Agnes – Amok
ITL – Genesin Studio in collaboration with Walter Brooke
Sol Bar & Restaurant – Genesin Studio in collaboration with Walter Brooke
Aurora – GSID – Georgie Shepherd Interior Design
Fugazzi – studio-gram
400 Gradi East Brunswick – Dean Dyson Architects
Hazel – The Stella Collective
Chancery Lane – Bergman and Co
Hero ACMI – Chris Connell Design
San Lorenzo – Peter Ryan Architects
Teller – Ewert Leaf
Master Lanzhou Noodle Bar – ElvinTan Design
Prince Public Bar – IF Architecture
Hope Street Radio – Peter Frederick Cole Architect
No.179 – Proto-Tipo
New Quarter – Ewert Leaf
Society – Russell & George
Luci Restaurant – Bates Smart
Gimlet – A C M E
The Graham Hotel – Techne Architecture + Interior Design
Ten Minutes by Tractor – COX Architecture
Emily Taylor at the Warders Hotel – Matthew Crawford Architects

Best cafe

Lava Espresso Kingston – Avanti Design House
ARC Coffee – Capezio Copeland
Valentinas – How High
Industry Beans Brisbane – Platform by DesignOffice
Nodo Hawthorne – Cameron & Co Architecture
Bottega Bandito – studio-gram
Bloom-Sans – Arc Studio
Ona Coffee Melbourne
The Budapest Café – Biasol Studio
Bench Coffee Co. – Arkhe Tekhne
Ritzy – Moonee – ElvinTan Design
Midi – Sans-Arc
Top Tea – Wall Architects
Prior Thornbury – Ritz & Ghougassian

Best bar

Atomic Beer Project – YSG
Bar Sopra – Guru Projects
Hotel Ponsonby – CTRL Space Saint
Fugazzi – studio-gram
Westward – Buchan
Above Board – Back Bar – Studio Edwards
Hope Street Radio – Peter Frederick Cole Architect
Nick and Nora’s Melbourne – Studio Y
Little Prince Wine – IF Architecture
Quiet Deeds Brewery and Taproom – Splinter Society Architecture Pty Ltd
Ponyfish Island – studio-gram
Society – The Lounge – Russell & George
Prince Public Bar – IF Architecture
Stomping Grounds Moorabbin – Studio Y
Curious Bar – W Melbourne – Hachem Architecture