DesignMyNight Awards 2016/17 - London Winners
The time has come to announce this year's big winners at the DesignMyNight Awards. The people have spoken, the voting is now complete and we're here to spread good awards cheer. From stunning restaurants and creative cocktail menus down to unique brunches and unstoppable pop-up events, we present the DesignMyNight Awards 2016/17 winners in all their glory.
One of the most sought after bars in the UK, you knew who to crown when it came to the best bar in London. Brought to you by the ever infamous Ryan Chetiyawardana of White Lyan fame and found in the delicious Mondrian Hotel, the luxe interiors, pastel tones and high-end drinks of Dandelyan are undeniable.
When it came to one of the best pubs in London, this award was something of a no-brainer. Whether it's a selection of beers crafted on site, their bottomless brunch, their upstairs games room for giggles and glory, their delicious roasts or their beer garden, The Four Thieves keeps us coming back for more.
Having seen names the likes of Eats Everything, Tiga and Jackmaster, it's no wonder that XOYO kicked London's other clubs to the curb when it came to this year's awards result. Heralded and well-respected, no two nights are ever the same, and no night is ever quiet. If you want some of the best clubbing in the UK, let alone London, it's XOYO that steals the show.
One of Battersea's hidden gems when it comes to casual dining and restaurant fare, Powder Keg Diplomacy nail it on all foodie fronts. From their colonial inspired interiors and their ever-changing British menu down to their creative cocktails, conservatory dining space and a cheeseboard to die for, it's a well-deserved award.
They may have just announced an opening in Bloomsbury, but it's the Shoreditch branch of Flight Club that has you all pining for more. Whether it's their selection of pizzas, their boozed brunches or their electronic darts system, there's a little bit of something for everyone at this fun-time affair.
With so many new bars over the last 12 months, we know it was hard to nail it down to just one. Shining through the votes with its slick and sophisticated edge, it's Swift in Old Compton Street that is recognised as the best new opening last year, thanks to meticulous mixology and stunning small plates.
Kitsch, quirky and cutesy down to a T, it's not just the weird and wonderful interiors of Simmons that make them one of the most beloved bar groups in London. Noted for one of the best happy hours in the city, the cut-price cocktails (2 cocktails for £10) and affordable drinks at Simmons are more than deserving of an award.
Sure, The People's Park Tavern may be all but a stone's throw from Victoria Park, but that hasn't stopped you all voting them as having the best beer garden in London. Whether it's their crazy golf, their summer roasts or their child-friendly atmosphere, this green little garden nugget really does have it all.
Bringing about one of the best events of the year, let alone of October, it's London Cocktail Week that snares this crown. Whether it was their cocktail selection and culture, masterclasses, creative set up in Spitalfields or week's worth of drinking, you couldn't help but steer this award their way.
Giving you all more than enough good reasons to go south, it's Brixton Beach Boulevard that sealed the pop-up deal in this year's award selection. From their club nights and their Miami theme down to sand and street food stalls, the summer vibes are currently gone but clearly not forgotten.
Nothing beats a good brunch and you'd dare not deny it. So where came up trumps when it came to those beloved breakfast-inspired bites and bottomless booze? Found in the heart of Broadgate Circle and glistening in vintage gold, you chose The Botanist as your favourite brunch of the year.