DesignMyNight Awards 2017/18 - London Winners

Another year rolls by, and the time has finally come to announce this year's big winners at the DesignMyNight Awards. With voting complete, we're here to spread awards cheer all round. From unmissable brunch menus and cracking club nights to some of the most creative cocktail menus in the business, check out the DesignMyNight Awards 2017/18 winners in all their glory. 


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Last updated on 3rd May 2018

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Best Bar: The Gibson

204 user reviews

Hailing themselves as a 'journey through space and time', The Gibson is stand-out from drink to drink, and the London voters simply couldn't resist awarding them 'Best Bar'. From 40 unique (and often smoking) cocktails, to some of the most glittering interiors in the biz, this isn't just a bar for a special occasion, it's an all out special occasion.

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Best Pub: Aeronaut

279 user reviews

When we say that this is one of the most unique pubs in London, we're not lying, and voters seem to agree. Bagging the 'Best Pub' gong, Aeronaut have secured themselves a spot among the hospitality stars thanks to incredible circus shows in their big-top, a cracking selection of craft beers and a garden to be envied. 

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Best Club: The Nest

11 user reviews

If you're looking for a party in London, you can normally find one in Dalston, but there's one stop that considered unmissable. A hot-to-trot basement venue with some of the best independent music in the business, The Nest isn't just a space for beaut bands and sticky nights, their DJ roster is pretty damn neat too. 

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Gotto Trattoria
Happy Hour!!! two for one - Wednesday to Friday

Fans of East London and pasta alike couldn't deny Hackney's Gotto Trattoria the award for 'Best Casual Dining Restaurant' this year, and we think we know why. From their seasonal Italian dishes to some of the best home-made pasta and vermouth in the biz, there's a lot of love that goes into the food at Gotto, and London has a lot of love for them. 

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One of the most talked about names on the scene, it's no wonder that Flight Club bagged the 'Best All-In One' award, as there's simply no stopping them. From delicious cocktails and supreme pizzas, to the smartest in darts technology, take it from the voters, this is not a London name that you want to miss. 

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We like nothing better than hearing about great new cocktail names in London, and the DesignMyNight voters had to agree. Handing out the award of 'Best New Venue' to Horatio Street Social Club, this plucky little plot, brought to you by Simon and Jake of Callooh Callay fame, is about to rock your cocktail world. 

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Bethnal Green

Best Happy Hour: Simmons

95 user reviews
Simmons King's Cross
2 for £10 Cocktails (4pm-9pm) and 2 other offers available.

If you've ever been recommended a happy hour in London, you've likely heard of Simmons. Kitsch and very, very cool, Simmons aren't just bringing you neons and floral wallpaper in abundance, their weekly happy hours are some of the most pocket friendly in the city, and the voters knew it, giving 'em the gong. 

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Central London

South London is home to some of the prettiest beer gardens in the city, and this little nugget secured the gong. A pub with that little something extra, not only is The Wood House full of stunning furniture and gastro dishes, head to their beer garden for a cutesy and casual spot that screams British summertime. 

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34 events @ Secret London Location with 34 upcoming dates from 02 Jun 2018 until 29 Dec 2018

You can't turn a corner in London without stumbling across another brunch event, but there's one that the voters couldn't deny. From special guests and secret locations to some of the best in brunch dishes and hip hop hits, there's a reason that Hip Hop Brunch are going home with the event award, and you'll just have to visit them to find out why. 

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3 events @ Neverland London with 113 upcoming dates from 28 May 2018 until 26 Aug 2018

Did you know there was a beach in Fulham? Because the rumours are true, and our voters are way ahead of you. Giving Neverland the title of best pop-up, this Miami inspired spot is now renowned for its sunshine charm, street food and souped-up cocktails. Haven't been yet? It's no more than a train ride away, AND, you won't need a passport to get in. 

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Best Brunch: Barge House

3 user reviews

Hidden in Haggerston, you might miss Barge House were you not in the area, but London knows all too well that this is one of the best brunches around. Perched by the river, not only can you enjoy the most charmed of East London views, there's brunch dishes served in handmade loafs for your Instagram pleasure.

Happily Affordable ££
East London

Best Cocktail Menu: Oriole

1044 user reviews
Free Live Music & Reduced Price Cocktails and 1 other offer available.

Being sister bar to Nightjar was always going to be a big feat to live up to, but Oriole is a stunning bar that has stood out all its own. Securing the gong for best cocktail menu, not only can you enjoy your drinks in the glamour of a vintage setting, there's live music and some of the most interesting serves in the world. 

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East London

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