Fiona Jarvis, founder of Blue Badge Style

Fiona Jarvis, founder of Blue Badge Style

Ceremony & Cocktail Party on 5 October at Lutyens

Blue Badge Style  have announced the shortlist for their third annual Blue Badge Style Awards, plus their new sponsors, news organisation Thompson Reuters.

The Blue Badge Style Awards recognise the effort that stylish hotels, restaurants and bars have made to attract guests with disabilities. The shortlist includes venues from Brancaster to Bristol, Edinburgh to London. There’s a country restaurant, urban bars, Italian, French & German restaurants, a bank and even an airport. Zetter, One Aldwych, the German Gymnasium and Dorsett are shortlisted for more than one award.

Founder, Fiona Jarvis says:

“We want everyone to get have an exciting social life. Too often people with disabilities don’t go out because they don’t know what to expect when they get there. With the Blue Badge Style Awards and app, they can be sure of a good time! Join us at the ceremony to find out who wins”.

bbs-awards-logo-2016Awards Shortlisted venues are:

Best Bar

There will be two awards for Best Bar, budget and upmarket

White Horse at Brancaster, Norfolk

No. 1 Duke St, Richmond, London

Caminos, Kings Cross, London

Urban Standard, Bristol

Pint Shop, Cambridge

Ginger’s, Purnell, Birmingham

Harvey Nichols, Bristol

One Aldwych, London

Zetter Townhouse, Clerkenwell, London

Cloud 23, Manchester

Bellanger, London

Best Restaurant – sponsored by Conran and Partners. There will be two awards; budget and upmarket.

Scran and Scallie, Edinburgh

Polpo, Covent Garden, London

Ben Tunniclffe, Cornwall

Albion at the Boundary, London

Bryn Williams, Porth Eirias

Ubiquitous Chip, Glasgow

The French, Manchester

Casa Mia, Bristol

HH& Co at Lime Wood Hotel, New Forest

Five Fields, Chelsea, London

German Gymnasium, Kings Cross, London

M Victoria St, London

Best Boutique Hotel/Resort

Gwel an Mor, Port Reath, Cornwall

Hope St, Liverpool

Ace Hotel, Shoreditch, London

Dakota, Glasgow

Zetter, Clerkenwell, London

Edition, Berner’s St., London

G&V, Edinburgh

South Place Hotel, London

Dorsett, Shepherd’s Bush, London

Coworth Park, Ascot, Berkshire

Best Loo

The Ivy, Kensington, London

Zetter Marylebone, London

German Gymnasium, Kings Cross, London

Restaurant Story, London

One Aldwych, London

Danni Garcia Marbella, Spain

Chiltern Firehouse, London

There will also be an award for the most ludicrous loo.

Best Listed Building – sponsored by Historic England

Alhambra, Bradford

Bank of England, Threadneedle St, London

Booking Office restaurant, St Pancras, London

Beaumont Hotel, Mayfair, London

Dorsett, Shepherd’s Bush, London

Best European Venue

G Hotel Galway, Ireland

Stuttgart Airport, Germany

Steirerecke, Vienna, Austria

Binafidet, Menorca, Spain

Lanchid 19 Hotel, Budapest, Hungary

Award for going Above and Beyond to help people with disabilities

D and D London

Bank of England

Hailo Taxi Drivers

Individual Restaurants

 The Awards are being judged by founder of Blue Badge Style, Fiona Jarvis, Tina Norden, Project Director at Conran and Partners, Christos Passas, Design Director at ZHA (Architects) and journalist, Alex Taylor.

Venue

The Awards will be made at a ceremony and cocktail party at Lutyens Restaurant, London at 6pm on 5th October. Top mixologist, Tony Conigliaro, has prepared one of his signature cocktails with a Blue Badge Style twist for the Awards.

Sponsors

Conran and Partners have designed of some of the most accessible places in the world and are now sponsoring the Best Restaurant Award. Historic England is sponsoring the Listed Building Award. The Blue Badge Style Awards are also supported by accessible bathroom maker HEWI, news organisation Thompson Reuters and disability magazines, Able andPos’Ability.

Tickets

To find out who wins, come along to the Awards ceremony on 5 October. Carers go free and tickets for the ceremony are available at EventBrite at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/blue-badge-style-awards-ceremony-tickets-26828300168.