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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
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Bravo 24 (Barcelona, Spain): Tapas, designed by Isabel Lopez & Sandra Tarruella
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Gitane (San Francisco, CA, US): designed by Mr. Important Design

Sound Bar (Koh Samui, Thailand): designed by Orbit Design
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Merus Winery (Napa Valley, CA, US): designed by Uxus

Buddies' Café (Hong Kong): designed by Beige Design
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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
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Visit the Restaurant and Bar Design Awards' website for more nominees.