The design lover's dream restaurants and bars

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The Independent Online

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.

Restaurants

Pio Pio (New York, US): Peruvian cuisine, designed by Sebastian Mariscal Studio
http://www.piopionyc.com

The French Window (Hong Kong): French cuisine, designed by AB Concept
http://www.thefrenchwindow.hk

Ocean Room (Sydney, Australia): Modern Japanese cuisine, designed by Glamorous
http://www.oceanroomsydney.com

The Wright (Guggenheim Museum, New York, US): Modern American cuisine, designed by Andre Kikoski
http://www.thewrightrestaurant.com

Smokehouse Deli (Delhi, India): Modern European cuisine, designed by The Busride Design
http://www.smokehousegrill.in

Ara Pizza (Barcelona, Spain): Pizza, designed by Pablo Téllez
no website

Bravo 24 (Barcelona, Spain): Tapas, designed by Isabel Lopez & Sandra Tarruella
no website

Bars

Gitane (San Francisco, CA, US): designed by Mr. Important Design
http://www.gitanerestaurant.com

Sound Bar (Koh Samui, Thailand): designed by Orbit Design
no website

Merus Winery (Napa Valley, CA, US): designed by Uxus
http://www.meruswines.com

Buddies' Café (Hong Kong): designed by Beige Design
no website

Conga Room (Los Angeles, US): designed by Belzberg Architects
http://www.congaroom.com

W Atlanta Downtown (Atlanta, GA, US): designed by Burdifilek
http://www.watlantadowntown.com

The Tote (Mumbai, India): designed by Serie Architects
no website

Visit the Restaurant and Bar Design Awards' website for more nominees.
http://www.restaurantandbardesignawards.com

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