The country's most stylish hospitality venues have taken out top honours at the annual Eat Drink Design Awards, confirming that our award-winning food and drink scene is about much more than just Insta-worthy eats and cracking cocktails.
The awards, which celebrate the best-designed cafés, bars, restaurants, nightclubs, retail spaces and pop-ups from across Australia and New Zealand, saw New South Wales win especially big in 2017. Among the state's haul, Foolscap Studio's work on Noma Australia was awarded Best Installation Design, George Livissianis' The Dolphin Hotel scooped the title of Best Bar Design and Potts Point's long-standing Fratelli Paradiso scored itself a spot in the Eat Drink Design Awards' Hall Of Fame.
Suburban and regional gems were the big winners in Victoria, with Hoppers Crossing café Morris & Heath beating out its inner-city counterparts for the title of Best Cafe Design, and the Mornington Peninsula's Jackalope Hotel awarded Best Identity Design.
South Australia's Viet Next Door, designed by Genesin Studio, took out the award for Best Restaurant Design.
Each year, the awards celebrate the best hospitality design across venues that have opened in the past 18 months, as judged by a team of hospitality and design industry leaders.