Millie's Lounge at The Ned, London, United Kingdom


Taking home its second award of the evening, Millie’s Lounge at The Ned was praised for cleverly retaining the features of the Grade I-listed building, including the original banking counters and columns in the cavernous ground floor of the former Midland headquarters. Designed by the Soho House team and set amongst a plethora of bars and restaurants, each with their own unique theme, the 24- hour brasserie channels the mood of early 20th century – serving British and American classic dishes alongside English sparkling wines, craft ales and seasonal cocktails. Nestled amongst an ornate dining space complete with high ceilings, leather banquette seating and marble columns, the dining venue exudes an old-world ambiance, featuring bespoke Burleigh china sets to serve traditional afternoon tea amindst the Grand Banking Hall.

Discussing the project, judges praised ambition of the phenomenally successful F&B operation, on a scale that few would challenge: “Millie’s creates a cosy atmosphere in a large-scale space, using intricate attention to detail and exquisite materials to create a richly layered dining venue.”