Patrons of the weird and the wonderful really had their say in the votes this year as London's most unique bar snagged the top spot. A treasure trove of unusual trinkets (from alligators to mermaids), you decided that this creepy Hackney hideaway should be kept a secret no more.
DesignMyNight Awards 2018/19 - London Winners
Do you think you're ready to find out who won big in this year's DesignMyNight Awards? We think you are.
From the best experience and the most Instagrammable bar to the best vegetarian restaurant in the city, we couldn't stop you voting for your absolute favourites. With the numbers now in and the votes tallied, it's only right to share the winners in each category.
Read on for the DesignMyNight Awards 2018/19 winners in all their glory.
Dedicated to good grub, Market Hall Victoria is a wonderland of tasty treasures from cones courtesy of Soft Serve Society, to bao buns and then some. Best for foodies in London? You didn't let the mega three floored venue down, voting it as your fave to fill your face with.
Were we surprised that DesignMyNight users voted a bottomless brunch as their favourite? Not for a hot second. From bottomless mimosas and rum punch alongside a menu of ricotta toast, slow beef rigatoni and beetroot gnocchi, we're chuffed to see Martello Hall bag the brunch prize.
Night Tales has come a long way from pop-up to permanent space over the last few years, and you're recognising their efforts. Voting their Hackney arches as your favourite outdoor space, you've clearly been swept away by the bubblefum seating, foliage and late night fun on offer.
You weren't shy in shouting praise for the work of Will Partridge and Chris Dennis. Voting their brand new Heads + Tails venue as your favourite cocktail bar in London, you were clearly smitten with the different cocktail menus that shimmy between light upstairs, and dark in the basement.
A lot of venues put up a good fight for the All In One gong, but it was Flight Club that couldn't be defeated. Bringing you a whole new way to play darts alongside cocktails, beers and bloody beautiful pizzas, it's no wonder these guys bagged the top spot, they're undeniably fun.
While we saw glimmers from some of London's mega vegan junk food spots, it was the plant-powered fare (including a vegan Sunday roast) from Stem + Glory that showed universal appeal, taking home the Best Vegan/Vegetarian Restaurant prize.
London is a wonderland of wisteria and colourful doorways for Instagrammers to snag that perfect pic in, but it's still Tonight Josephine in Waterloo that they want. Proud and pink, it's neon slogans, nostalgic cocktails and cute toilets that keep you (and your feed) coming back for more.
Immersive experiences have taken over London in the last 12 months, but there's one that can't move for fans. You voted The Murder Express as your favourite experience this year. Why? We think it might be the incredible chefs, the murder mystery storyline and the ever-impressive actors.
Nothing gives us the feels quite like a happy hour, and you were certain that one bar in London has the best. Bringing you £5 cocktails that are as impressive as they are affordable (think of blends the likes of a chocolate infused negroni), you chose Boki as your happy hour champion this year.
In an overwhelming vote this year, you made it clear that The Ship is one of your favourite pubs in London. With a beer garden overlooking the Thames and a dining room wrapped up in the warmth of a fireplace and acoustic music, we can understand why that might be.
When news that the Big Mamma Group would be launching a venue in London hit the city, an excited frenzy took over. When it came to voting for the best new venue in the city? Pretty much the same happened. A trattoria with elegant interiors and incredible plates on its side, you had to give it to Gloria.