HKRIDAWhen dining out, it’s not just the quality of the food that affects the experience of the diner; the ambiance can make or break an eating experience. Interior design is a crucial consideration for restaurants, bars, and hotels and ensuring the perfect setting, lighting, and furnishings sets the entire mood for a meal.

Hong Kong Restaurant Interior Design Awards (HKRIDA) hosted by RBHK had a successful launch in 2015. In 2016, we were proud to announce Tasting Kitchen Magazine, the SOPA best designed magazine in Asia, to be the award’s co-organiser. With Tasting Kitchen’s involvement, HKRIDA’s reach has extended to Macau. In 2017, the Awards is back and the recognition will continue giving to those establishments (restaurant/bar/cafe) and its design firm that go above and beyond in their quest to deliver an exciting ambiance for their guests in the 3rd HKRIDA.

The 2017 HKRIDA is now open for application. Submit your NEW project now!
Enter the Hong Kong Restaurant Interior Design Awards 2017

2017 important dates
  • Application submission deadline: 30 June 2017, 17:00HKT
  • Shortlisted projects announcement: 21 July 2017
  • Presentation ceremony: 6 September 2017, 15:00 @Show Bar, RBHK Hall 5E, HKCEC (Click to register as trade visitor)


Benefits for the winners (restaurants and design firm) and all participants:

  • All confirmed participants’ projects (submitted images, name of restaurant and design firm) will be showcased on the RBHK website and the chance to be displayed in the Expo for 3 days.
  • Winners can enjoy (1) a video interview from WOM Guide, and (2) 6-month Free Subscription of OpenRice Restaurant Management System.
  • Winners’ projects will be demonstrated in front of 20,000 professionals from the F&B sector from Hong Kong, Macau, and Shenzhen.
  • Massive media exposure in different promotion channels of our media partners, such as printing advertisement, social media coverage.

*All the prizes might be subject to change and the event organiser reserves the right of final decisions

HKRIDA is open to Hong Kong and Macau’s projects launched or renovated between 1st June 2016 and 31st May 2017. All work must be entered in collaboration. If you are the design firm your entry must be made with the relevant hospitality operator. If you are a hospitality operator you can only enter in collaboration with your design firm. Judges may enter the Awards, however they will not be able to judge their own entries.


  • Bar
  • Café
  • Casual Dining
  • Chinese Restaurant
  • Club
  • Dessert
  • Fast Food
  • Fine Dining Restaurant
  • Hong Kong Style
  • Others

Who gets an award?

Awards will be given to both the winning design firm as well as the winning restaurant / bar operator (only Hong Kong and Macau).

What do you need to submit

  • Full contact and location details of the restaurant/bar, and the project’s design firm. The participating design firm or restaurant should notify each other when entering the Awards.
  • Select the suitable category that you wish to enter your project.
  • Textual content should be ready to cut and paste into the relevant boxes. You have up to 2,000 characters (approximately 250 words), including spaces and punctuation. It is suggested to include the design brief, challenges, and the result.
  • There should be up to 6 good quality images of your project. Each image must be in JPEG format and no bigger than 1MB in file size.
  • You are suggested to provide the restaurant/bar floor plan, or state the restaurant size and number of seats.

Application Guideline

What is the cost?

  • Entries that are accepted will be liable to a $1,200 per entry (FREE) administration fee (waived in early bird period).

Which category should I enter?

  • A project can be entered into any relevant category. If you collaborated on a piece of work with another company or individual, you will need to make sure they haven’t entered it as well.

Prepare your work

  • Make sure all entry materials (text and images) are clear, concise and of the best possible quality. Poor quality visual media might weaken your application.

Judging criteria

  • The entries that best meet the judges personal definitions of ‘design excellence’, will win.

Ensure that you meet deadlines

  • It is essential that all work is entered in full and on time. Any work that isn’t, may be rejected from the competition.

When can I enter?

  • All entries must be made online. The call for entries opens on 8 May 2017 and closes on 30th June 2017.

Wait for the results

  • Shortlisted entries will be announced after 21st July 2017. All winners will be announced at RBHK exhibition on 6th September 2017.

I have a query

  • If you have any questions or encounter any problems with your entry, please contact us: / +852 3958 0502


The 2016 judging panel was composed by a group of experienced designers, F&B managements, and trade media.

Mr. Anson Cheng
Founder & Director
Anson Cheng Interior Design Ltd.

Mr. Antony Chan
Founder and Chairman of HKIDA
Cream, Hong Kong Interior Design Association
Mr. Anthony Lai
Associate Director
Ms. Carrie Ho
Ms. Catherine Cheung
Design Director
The XSS Ltd
Mr. Clement Cheng
Chief Designer/T.K. Tsui & Associates Ltd
Assist. Professor/HKU
Mr. Dennis Wong
Director & Co-Founder
Master Concept (Hong Kong) Limited
Ms. Dora Chan
Principal Partner
M&C Associates Limited
Mr. Fergus Fung
Executive Director
Lan Kwai Fong Group
Ms. Eva Chan
Tiffany Design Group Ltd.
Mr. Grant Baird
Vice President of Food & Beverage
THE 13
Mr. Gary Chang
Founder & Managing Director
EDGE Design Institute Ltd.
Ms. Glory Wang
Atelier Pacific
Mr Joe Yiu
Design Director
Art Dreamers International Ltd
Mr. John Chan
Owner / Interior Designer
John Chan Design Ltd.
Mr. Keith Chan
Director/ Visiting Lecturer, School of Design, HKPolyU
Hintegro Ltd.
Mr. Marcus Suen
Senior Editor
Openrice Limited
Mr. Nelson Chiu
Antenna Creative Design Studio (HK) Limited
Mr. Philippe Nguyen
Director of F&B
Epicurean Management Limited
Mr. Ricky Chow
Interior Designer
T.WOOD Design House Ltd.
Mr. Thomas Chan
Interior Designer
Thomas Chan Designs Ltd
Mr. Timothy Cheng
Tiron Interior Architecture Ltd
Mr. Wesley Liu
Managing Director, Chairman of APIDA 2015 (HKIDA)
PplusP Designers Limited, Hong Kong Interior Design Association (HKIDA)
Mr. Wing Chin
Vice Chairman
Hong Kong Bar and Club Association

HKRIDA 2016 Winners

In 2016, the Awards recorded 190 entries of restaurants and design firms. The Best Fine Dining Restaurant, Casual Dining Restaurant, Bar, Cafe, and their design firms are as below:

Restaurant Name Design Firm Name
Macau Fine Dining Restaurant
Macau Casual Dining Restaurant
Silver Trattoria Il Mulino MCE Design Group
Gold Spotlight LTW Designworks Pte. Ltd.
Hong Kong Hotel Restaurant
Silver PLAYT DWP – Design Worldwide Partnership
Gold Grand Café BAR Studio
Hong Kong Fine Dining Restaurant
Gold The Sky Boss PAL Design Consultants Ltd
Gold The Ocean Substance
Hong Kong Casual Dining Restaurant
Silver Jinjuu Substance
Gold Tri IBUKU/ PT.Bamboo Pure
Hong Kong Bar
Silver Paradis Substance
Gold Ophelia Designer – Ashley Sutton

Check out the 2016 shortlisted restaurants

HKRIDA Co-organiser:

Tasting Kitchen

Official Media Partner:


Appointed Social Media Partner:

Video Channel Partner: