Melbourne’s Attica tops Australian entries in world’s 50 best restaurants – and Sydney’s Sepia is one to watch

Ben Shewry's Attica came in at number 32.image

Worlds top 100 restaurants in this list

Is El Celler de Can Roca the best restaurant in the world?

It is according to Restaurant magazine, a British food industry publication, which launched their annual World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards back in 2002. The winners were announced tonight in London, and though there weren’t many surprises, there were a couple of newcomers to the top 50, including Ultra Violet in Shanghai, China and White Rabbit in Moscow. The highest ranking restaurant in the U.S. this year was Eleven Madison Park, at number five.

Melbourne’s Attica ranked at number 32 for the second consecutive year and as the best restaurant in Australasia. The One to Watch award went to Sepia in Sydney, a restaurant already on the list (in 84th place) – which won first place last month in the Australian Financial Review’s Australia’s Top Restaurants award.

This year’s lifetime achievement award went to Daniel Boulud, of Daniel in New York, though his restaurant is no longer ranked in the top 50. And while women chefs are notably scarce from the list (generally comprising no more than 4 per cent of the total winners), there is a “World’s Best Female Chef” award and it went to the Michelin-starred French chef Helene Darroze.

There was controversy as a site called Occupy 50 Best launched a petition leading up to the awards, with support from several well-respected chefs, criticising the lack of established criteria for winners, and the lack of transparency and structure in the voting process. Argentinian chef Francis Mallmann, who was recently profiled in the Netflix documentary Chef’s Table, announced that he’d already resigned from the jury back in 2013.

The annual list is compiled from the votes of 27 regional panels, each with 36 members – a mix of critics, chefs, and other industry

professionals who vote online (Bloomberg’s own Richard Vines was long a voter). El Bulli won the first year, and dominated the number one spot from 2006 to 2009. Noma has previously won four times. Other first place winners include The French Laundry (2003, 2004), The Fat Duck (2005), and Can Roca (2013).

Here’s the full list:

1 El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spainspain-flag image

2 Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italyitaly.-flag image

3 Noma, Copenhagen, Denmarkdenmark flag image

4 Central, Lima, Peruperu flag image

5 Eleven Madison Park, New York, USAunited_states flag image

6 Mugaritz, San Sebastian, Spainspain-flag image

7 Dinner, London, UKuk flag image

8 Narisawa, Tokyo, Japanjapan-flag image

9 D.O.M, Sao Paolo, Brazilbrazil.-flag image

10 Gaggan, Bangkok, Thailandthailand flag image

11 Mirazur, Menton, Francefrance-flag image

12 L’Arpege, Paris, Francefrance-flag image

13 Asador Etxebarri, Atxondo, Spainspain-flag image

14 Astrid y Gaston, Lima, Peruperu flag image

15 Steirereck, Vienna, Austriaaustria flag image

16 Pujol, Mexico City, Mexicomexico.-flag image

17 Arzak, San Sebastian, Spainspain-flag image

18 Le Bernardin, New York, USAunited_states flag image

19 Azurmendi, Larrabetzu, Spainspain-flag image

20 The Ledbury, London, UKuk flag image

21 Le Chateaubriand, Paris, Francefrance-flag image

22 Nahm, Bangkok, Thailandthailand flag image

23 White Rabbit, Moscow, Russiarussian_flag image

24 Ultra Violet, Shanghai, Chinachina-flag image

25 Faviken, Jarpen, Swedensweden-flag image

26 Alinea, Chicago, USAunited_states flag image

27 Piazza Duomo, Alba, Italyitaly.-flag image

28 The Test Kitchen, Cape Town, South Africasouth_africa flag image

29 RyuGin, Tokyo, Japanjapan-flag image

30 Vend me, Bergisch Gladbach, Germanygermany.-flag image

31 Restaurant Frantzen, Stockholm, Swedensweden-flag image

32 Attica, Melbourne, Australia australia-flag image

33 Aqua, Wolfsburg, Germanygermany.-flag image

34 Le Calandre, Rubano, Italyitaly.-flag image

35 Quintonil, Mexico City, Mexicomexico.-flag image

36 L’Astrance, Paris, Francefrance-flag image

37 Restaurante Biko, Polanco, Mexicomexico.-flag image

38 Amber at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kongchina-flag image

39 QuiqueDacosta, Denia, Spainspain-flag image

40 Per Se, New York, USAunited_states flag image

41 Mani, Sao Paolo, Brazilbrazil.-flag image

42 Borago, Santiago, Chile (tied)chile flag image

42 Tickets, Barcelona, Spain (tied)spain-flag image

44 Maido, Lima, Peruperu flag image

45 Relae, Copenhagen, Denmarkdenmark flag image

46 Restaurant Andre, Singaporesingapore-flag image

47 Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athene, Paris, Francefrance-flag image

48 Schloss Schauenstein in Furstenau, Switzerlandswitzerland-flag image

49 Blue Hill at Stone Barns, New York, USAunited_states flag image

50 The French Laundry, Yountville, USAunited_states flag image

And here are the previously-announced winners of places 51-100:

51 Geranium, Copenhagen, Denmarkdenmark flag image

52 Tim Raue, Berlin, Germanygermany.-flag image

53 Hertog Jan, Bruges, Belgiumbelgium flag image

54 Hof Van Cleve, Kruishoutem, Belgiumbelgium flag image

55 The Clove Club, London, UKuk flag image

56 Saison, San Francisco, USAunited_states flag image

57 Septime, Paris, Francefrance-flag image

58 Quay Sydney, Australiaaustralia-flag image

59 Diverxo, Madrid, Spainspain-flag image

60 Hedone, London, UKuk flag image

61 Martin Berasategui, Lasarte-Oria, Spainspain-flag image

62 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana, Hong Kong, Chinachina-flag image

63 L’Atelier Saint-Germain de Joel Robuchon Paris, Francefrance-flag image

64 Maaemo, Oslo, Norwaynorway flag image

65 Combal Zero, Rivoli, Italyitaly.-flag image

66 Amass, Copenhagen, Denmarkdenmark flag image

67 Nomad, New York, USAunited_states flag image

68 Nerua, Bilbao, Spainspain-flag image

69 Momofuku Ko, New York, USAunited_states flag image

70 Waku Ghin, Singapore, Singaporesingapore-flag image

71 De Librije, Zwolle, Netherlandsnetherlands-flag image

72 Restaurant at Meadowood, St Helena, USAunited_states flag image

73 The Fat Duck, Bray, UKuk flag image

74 Jaan, Singapore, Singaporesingapore-flag image

75 Coi, San Francisco, USAunited_states flag image

76 Fu He Hui, Shanghai, Chinachina-flag image

77 Indian Accent, New Delhi, Indiaindia flag image

78 La Maison Troisgros, Roanne, Francefrance-flag image

79 Ryunique, Seoul, South KoreaKorea_Republic flag image

80 Daniel, New York, USAunited_states flag image

81 Joe Beef, Montreal, Canadacanada flag image

82 Le Louis XV, Monte Carlo, Monacomonaco flag image

83 Tegui, Buenos Aires, ArgentinaArgentina flag image

84 Sepia, Sydney, Australiaaustralia-flag image

85 L’Effervescence Tokyo, Japanjapan-flag image

86 Hajime, Osaka, Japanjapan-flag image

87 Brae, Birregurra, Australiaaustralia-flag image

88 Tasting Room at Le Quartier Francais, Franschhoek, S. Africa (tied for 88)south_africa flag image

88 Zuma, Dubai, UAE (tied for 88)

90 Estela, New York, USAunited_states flag image

91 Belcanto, Lisbon, Portugalportugal-flag image

92 St. John, London, UKuk flag image

93 Jungsik, Seoul, South KoreaKorea_Republic flag image

94 Masa New York, USAunited_states flag image

95 Fu1015, Shanghai, Chinachina-flag image

96 Mikla, Istanbul, Turkeyturkey flag image

97 Esperanto, Stockholm, Swedensweden-flag image

98 Vila Joya, Albufeira, Portugalsingapore-flag image

99 Lung King Heen, Hong Kong, Chinachina-flag image

100 Manresa, Los Gatos, USAunited_states flag image


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