New awards to recognise best design in casual dining

casual_dining_logoNew awards have been launched to recognise the best in interior design for restaurants, bars and pubs in the casual dining sector.

They have been created by Diversified Communications UK, organisers of the new trade event Casual Dining which takes place at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London, next year.

The 2014 Casual Dining Interior Design Awards will be a central part of the show and be judged by a panel of industry experts headed by David Worthington, chairman of Designersblock and H&M Group.

The Casual Dining Awards are divided into five categories:

  • Best Designed Multiple Restaurant
  • Best Designed Independent Restaurant
  • Best Designed Multiple Branded Pub
  • Best Designed Independent Pub
  • Best Designed Multiple Unbranded Pub

Entry to the awards is free and open to all restaurants, bars and pubs that fall within the broadly defined casual dining category.

All shortlisted entries will be showcased in a dedicated awards gallery at the Casual Dining show which is on February 26 and 27. The winners will be announced at a dedicated reception on the afternoon of the opening day.

The casual dining market is the fastest growing sector of the UK’s eating-out industry, worth an estimated £16billion annually.

Chris Brazier, group event manager of Casual Dining, said: “Great brand identity and design is crucial to any successful operator, and these important new awards will showcase the very best designed restaurants and pubs in the country.

“They present a fantastic opportunity to recognise innovative operators and designers and to celebrate the continuing success of the UK’s casual dining market.”

For more details and to download an entry form, visit or email

To register for a free trade ticket to visit Casual Dining 2014, visit

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