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. Since 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. Next year, 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 HKRIDA.

 Congratulations to the 2018 Winners 

Category Restaurant Design Firm
Macau Seaview Restaurant  Brasserie de Paris Phoenix Entertainment Design Company Limited/ Positive Partnership Limited
Macau Portuguese Style Restaurant  Vic’s at Rocks Hotel Phoenix Entertainment Design Company Limited
Macau Portuguese Style Restaurant Flamingo L’Arc Macau
Macau Casual Dining Restaurant  Le Buffet PUCCINI Group
Macau Café  Louvre Cafe Melco Resort Design
Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant  The Pond Zanghellini & Holt Associates
Hong Kong Café  LGB CAFÉ Unite Unit
Hong Kong Local Style Restaurant HAY! Kinney Chan & Associates
Hong Kong Casual Dining Restaurant  The Salted Pig Kinney Chan & Associates
Hong Kong Live Entertainment Restaurant  1563 at the East Live House & Restaurant 4N design architects
Hong Kong Fast Food Restaurant Super Super Congee & Noodle 4N design architects
Hong Kong Fine Dining Restaurant  SPIGA Joyce Wang Studio
Hong Kong Bar The Iron Fairies Ashley Sutton Design

Download the 2018 winner booklet

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) OpenRice Booking Service – Free 300 Booking Credits.
  • 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:
    [email protected] / +852 3958 0502

The 2017 judging panel was composed by a group of experienced designers, F&B managements, and trade media.

Alistair Leung
Director / Head of Interiors of Ronald Lu & Partners (Hong Kong) Ltd.
Professional Member of HKIDA
Anthony Lai
Associate Director of ARQUITECTONICA
Antony Chan
Founder and Creative Director of CREAM
Past Chairman of Hong Kong Interior Design Association
Carrie Ho
Principal of HASSELL

Cherry Tsui
Director of Food & Beverage of Conrad Hong Kong
Clement Cheng
Chief Designer of T.K. Tsui & Associates
Assistant Professor of HKU
Craig Menzies
Interiors Director of Benoy
Desiree Au
Publisher of WOM Food Guide

Dora Chan
Principal Partner of M&C Associates Limited
Dora Leung
Design Director of JMI Associates Limited
Enoch Hui
Director of Atelier E
Chairman of APIDA
Ermanno Lelli
Managing Director of Hyper Ltd.
Fergus Fung
Executive Director of Lan Kwai Fong Group
Grant Baird
Vice President of Food & Beverage of THE 13
Horace Pan
Founder of PANORAMA
Vice-Chairman of HKIDA
Joey Ho
Design Partner of P A L Design Group
Chairman of Hong Kong Interior Design Association
John Chan
Director of John Chan Design Ltd.
Kwok Fung TAM
Director of Culinary Operations, Food and Beverage at City of Dreams
Lars Ruecker
Director of Food and Beverage of Intercontinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong
Mike Atkin
Head of Architecture and Design Limited
Mike Staley
Publisher & Director Sales of ROF MEDIA

Nelson Chiu
Director of Antenna Creative Design Studio (HK) Limited
Perry Yuen
Director of F&B, City of Dreams Macau
Ricky Chow
Interior Designer of T.WOOD Design House Ltd.
Shane Wilkins
Director of Food and Beverage of The Langham Hotel
Thomas Chan
Owner / Interior Designer of Thomas Chan Designs Ltd.
Tik Chan
Design Director / Founder of Studio 93 Design Ltd.
Public Relations Committee Member of HKIDA
Timothy Cheng
Founder and Managing Director of Tiron Interior Architecture

Wesley Liu
Managing Director of PplusP Designers Limited
Chairman of APIDA 2015
Winnie Cheung
Co-founder and Design Director of The W International Holdings

HKRIDA Co-organiser:

Tasting Kitchen

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