The organizers of the annual Restaurant and Bar Design Awards, an independent prize bestowed by a panel of the UK's leading design editors, have announced their shortlists for the most stylish bars and restaurants around the world.
While most categories - such as those for the best independent restaurant, hotel bar, or lighting scheme - are open to UK submissions only (and have attracted entries by the likes of Zaha Hadid despite the prize only being in its second year), two of the awards are reserved for international establishments. They will be announced as part of the official ceremony in London on June 22.
Pio Pio (New York, US): Peruvian cuisine, designed by Sebastian Mariscal Studio
The French Window (Hong Kong): French cuisine, designed by AB Concept
Ocean Room (Sydney, Australia): Modern Japanese cuisine, designed by Glamorous
The Wright (Guggenheim Museum, New York, US): Modern American cuisine, designed by Andre Kikoski
Smokehouse Deli (Delhi, India): Modern European cuisine, designed by The Busride Design
Ara Pizza (Barcelona, Spain): Pizza, designed by Pablo Téllez
Bravo 24 (Barcelona, Spain): Tapas, designed by Isabel Lopez & Sandra Tarruella
Gitane (San Francisco, CA, US): designed by Mr. Important Design
Sound Bar (Koh Samui, Thailand): designed by Orbit Design
Merus Winery (Napa Valley, CA, US): designed by Uxus
Buddies' Café (Hong Kong): designed by Beige Design
Conga Room (Los Angeles, US): designed by Belzberg Architects
W Atlanta Downtown (Atlanta, GA, US): designed by Burdifilek
The Tote (Mumbai, India): designed by Serie Architects
Visit the Restaurant and Bar Design Awards' website for more nominees.