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August 31, 2020

Every South Australian venue shortlisted in the 2020 Eat Drink Design Awards

Take a look at the South Australian venues the Eat Drink Design Awards have deemed the year's best.

  • Words: Johnny von Einem
  • Main image: Thomas McCammon

The annual Eat Drink Design Awards announced its 2020 shortlist on Friday, 28 August, with South Australia’s dynamic array of hospitality fit outs getting a good showing amongst the nominees.


See the full Eat Drink Design Awards shortlist here.

This article has been updated.

Five South Australian design firms have been shortlisted across 9 nominations in five of the seven available categories – some projects attracting multiple nods, for built form as well as graphic identity.

Sans-Arc and studio -gram have the highest likelihood of taking home an award when they’re announced on 18 November 2020, with both companies attracting multiple nominations.

They’re joined by RAD-Studio, Design People, Peculiar Familia, and Uppercase Studio.

The Eat Drink Design Awards were founded to support innovation an excellence in hospitality design and are endorsed by the Australian Institute of Architects and the Design Institute of Australia.

The Awards recognise the experience of dining out is more than the sum of ingredients organised on a plate.

The physical design of a space, when executed well, can foster intimate evenings, bustling conversations, or backdrop a raucous pre-party, complementing the tone of the restaurant itself.

Adelaide’s hospitality scene has undergone a coming of age over the last decade, and the calibre of design in our restaurants, bars and cafés is testament to this.

With that in mind, below is a gallery of images of every South Australian venue shortlisted in the 2020 Eat Drink Design Awards, for your perusing pleasure.


Best Restaurant Design



Photos: Julian Cebo and David Sievers


studio -gram

Fino Vino

Photos: Andy Nowell


Best Bar Design

studio -gram

Leigh Street Wine Room

Photos: Julian Cebo


The Guardsman


Photos: Kate Bowman



Best Café Design

Sans-Arc Studio

Part Time Lover

Photos: Thomas McCammon


Best Retail Design

Sans-Arc Studio




Photos: Julian Cebo


Best Identity Design

Design People




Peculiar Familia

Part Time Lover

Photos: Julian Cebo


Uppercase Studio

The Guardsman

Photos: Kate Bowman


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