Call for entries for Casual Dining design awards


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Entries are being sought for awards to find the best-designed pubs, bars and restaurants in the UK in awards run as part of trade show Casual Dining.

With a deadline of January 24, organisers are seeking entries in three categories: Best Designed Independent Restaurant, Best Designed Multiple Restaurant, and Best Designed Casual Dining Pub.

The awards were introduced alongside the show last year to reflect the importance of design to successful casual dining operators, from conveying brand identity to creating ambience and attracting and retaining custom.

The award finalists and winners will enjoy a prominent showcase at Casual Dining 2015, which returns to the Business Design Centre in London on February 25 and 26.

Projects will be judged on their innovation and uniqueness, brand consistency, impact, the degree to which the final design reflects the brief, and proven evidence of the success of the design/re-design in increasing revenue and/or customer satisfaction levels.

Operators of pubs, bars and restaurants that offer casual dining and have completed a design/re-design during the past 12 months are invited to enter the awards online at www.casualdiningshow.co.uk/design-entry.

The winners will be announced following a dedicated design panel session in the show’s Keynote Theatre on February 25.

Simon Kincaid, associate director of Conran and Partners and one of last year’s judges, said: “Restaurant design today is increasingly about understanding the customer as an individual and creating a comfortable dining experience.”

Last year’s winners were Bath Ales’ Graze Bar, Brewery & Chophouse in Bath, designed by Simple Simon Design, restaurant group Vapiano with interiors by Matthew Thun of Milan, and Darwin & Wallace’s No 11 Pimlico Road in London, designed by Buro Creative and Fusion Design & Architecture.

To register for a free trade pass for Casual Dining, visit www.casualdiningshow.co.uk and quote priority code CDPR1.

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