A RESTAURANT is in the running to win a prestigious international design accolade.

Vietnamese street food restaurant, Little Saigon, has made it to the finals Society of British and International Design (SBID) awards.

The Leytonstone High Road restaurant was chosen by a panel of judges for the Restaurant and Bar design category.

Features which caught the eye of the judges include an original rickshaw, sugar-cane juicing machine and authentic Vietnamese low-level seating.

The decor combines exposed industrial features with colourful fixtures and fittings.

Opened in April of this year the restaurant was designed by award-winning studio, Avocado Sweets.

Evros Agathou, creative director said: “The restaurant is a labour of love and we worked hard to match the quality and innovation of the food in the interior design.

 “Little Saigon is up against some big name restaurants in London and across the world, so we’d love to get as much support as we can in the public vote.

“We’re really proud to have made it onto this prestigious international shortlist.”

The Society of British and International Design (SBID) declared this year’s awards the ‘toughest so far’ with award entries from 41 countries world-wide.

Little Saigon owner, Robert Pham said: “We wanted to offer Leytonstone fresh innovative food in a stylish and fun setting at Little Saigon.

“We’re thrilled the judges ranked our interior among the best in the world. Please help put Leytonstone on the international restaurant design map. Vote Little Saigon!”

The annual SBID international design awards recognise and celebrate the best designs from around the world in 14 different categories.

Winners will be announced at the official ceremony, held at The Dorchester hotel London on November 27.

To vote for Little Saigon, before September 18, click here