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The shortlist for the annual Restaurant & Bar Design Awards, which will take place on July 7, has been announced.

UK contenders for best ‘independent bar or club’ include Spanish-style Bar Pepito in London, the lofty Alchemist in Manchester and the extraordinary Smack in Leamington Spa (go take a look). Shortlisted ‘pubs’ include London’s The Tommyfield and Dial Arch, and Stravaigin in Glasgow, while Viajante and Dishoom in London are among the contenders for best ‘identity and website design’.

The ‘international bar’ section makes for some interesting reading too, with inspiring and very eclectic entries ranging from the monolithic minimalism of Bar Dreieck Park in Japan, to the futuristic luxe of Numero in Brazil (pictured), to the utilitarian style of Belgium’s Café Storm, and the candy colours of Cielito Querido Café in Mexico.

Go to the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards website to view the full shortlist

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