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 www.foodpassions.net

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 www.foodpassions.net

2 Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italyitaly.-flag image www.foodpassions.net

3 Noma, Copenhagen, Denmarkdenmark flag image www.foodpassions.net

4 Central, Lima, Peruperu flag image www.foodpassions.net

5 Eleven Madison Park, New York, USAunited_states flag image www.foodpassions.net

6 Mugaritz, San Sebastian, Spainspain-flag image www.foodpassions.net

7 Dinner, London, UKuk flag image www.foodpassions.net

8 Narisawa, Tokyo, Japanjapan-flag image www.foodpassions.net

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

10 Gaggan, Bangkok, Thailandthailand flag image www.foodpassions.net

11 Mirazur, Menton, Francefrance-flag image www.foodpassions.net

12 L’Arpege, Paris, Francefrance-flag image www.foodpassions.net

13 Asador Etxebarri, Atxondo, Spainspain-flag image www.foodpassions.net

14 Astrid y Gaston, Lima, Peruperu flag image www.foodpassions.net

15 Steirereck, Vienna, Austriaaustria flag image www.foodpassions.net

16 Pujol, Mexico City, Mexicomexico.-flag image www.foodpassions.net

17 Arzak, San Sebastian, Spainspain-flag image www.foodpassions.net

18 Le Bernardin, New York, USAunited_states flag image www.foodpassions.net

19 Azurmendi, Larrabetzu, Spainspain-flag image www.foodpassions.net

20 The Ledbury, London, UKuk flag image www.foodpassions.net

21 Le Chateaubriand, Paris, Francefrance-flag image www.foodpassions.net

22 Nahm, Bangkok, Thailandthailand flag image www.foodpassions.net

23 White Rabbit, Moscow, Russiarussian_flag image www.foodpassions.net

24 Ultra Violet, Shanghai, Chinachina-flag image www.foodpassions.net

25 Faviken, Jarpen, Swedensweden-flag image www.foodpassions.net

26 Alinea, Chicago, USAunited_states flag image www.foodpassions.net

27 Piazza Duomo, Alba, Italyitaly.-flag image www.foodpassions.net

28 The Test Kitchen, Cape Town, South Africasouth_africa flag image www.foodpassions.net

29 RyuGin, Tokyo, Japanjapan-flag image www.foodpassions.net

30 Vend me, Bergisch Gladbach, Germanygermany.-flag image www.foodpassions.net

31 Restaurant Frantzen, Stockholm, Swedensweden-flag image www.foodpassions.net

32 Attica, Melbourne, Australia australia-flag image www.foodpassions.net

33 Aqua, Wolfsburg, Germanygermany.-flag image www.foodpassions.net

34 Le Calandre, Rubano, Italyitaly.-flag image www.foodpassions.net

35 Quintonil, Mexico City, Mexicomexico.-flag image www.foodpassions.net

36 L’Astrance, Paris, Francefrance-flag image www.foodpassions.net

37 Restaurante Biko, Polanco, Mexicomexico.-flag image www.foodpassions.net

38 Amber at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kongchina-flag image www.foodpassions.net

39 QuiqueDacosta, Denia, Spainspain-flag image www.foodpassions.net

40 Per Se, New York, USAunited_states flag image www.foodpassions.net

41 Mani, Sao Paolo, Brazilbrazil.-flag image www.foodpassions.net

42 Borago, Santiago, Chile (tied)chile flag image www.foodpassions.net

42 Tickets, Barcelona, Spain (tied)spain-flag image www.foodpassions.net

44 Maido, Lima, Peruperu flag image www.foodpassions.net

45 Relae, Copenhagen, Denmarkdenmark flag image www.foodpassions.net

46 Restaurant Andre, Singaporesingapore-flag image www.foodpassions.net

47 Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athene, Paris, Francefrance-flag image www.foodpassions.net

48 Schloss Schauenstein in Furstenau, Switzerlandswitzerland-flag image www.foodpassions.net

49 Blue Hill at Stone Barns, New York, USAunited_states flag image www.foodpassions.net

50 The French Laundry, Yountville, USAunited_states flag image www.foodpassions.net

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

51 Geranium, Copenhagen, Denmarkdenmark flag image www.foodpassions.net

52 Tim Raue, Berlin, Germanygermany.-flag image www.foodpassions.net

53 Hertog Jan, Bruges, Belgiumbelgium flag image www.foodpassions.net

54 Hof Van Cleve, Kruishoutem, Belgiumbelgium flag image www.foodpassions.net

55 The Clove Club, London, UKuk flag image www.foodpassions.net

56 Saison, San Francisco, USAunited_states flag image www.foodpassions.net

57 Septime, Paris, Francefrance-flag image www.foodpassions.net

58 Quay Sydney, Australiaaustralia-flag image www.foodpassions.net

59 Diverxo, Madrid, Spainspain-flag image www.foodpassions.net

60 Hedone, London, UKuk flag image www.foodpassions.net

61 Martin Berasategui, Lasarte-Oria, Spainspain-flag image www.foodpassions.net

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

63 L’Atelier Saint-Germain de Joel Robuchon Paris, Francefrance-flag image www.foodpassions.net

64 Maaemo, Oslo, Norwaynorway flag image www.foodpassions.net

65 Combal Zero, Rivoli, Italyitaly.-flag image www.foodpassions.net

66 Amass, Copenhagen, Denmarkdenmark flag image www.foodpassions.net

67 Nomad, New York, USAunited_states flag image www.foodpassions.net

68 Nerua, Bilbao, Spainspain-flag image www.foodpassions.net

69 Momofuku Ko, New York, USAunited_states flag image www.foodpassions.net

70 Waku Ghin, Singapore, Singaporesingapore-flag image www.foodpassions.net

71 De Librije, Zwolle, Netherlandsnetherlands-flag image www.foodpassions.net

72 Restaurant at Meadowood, St Helena, USAunited_states flag image www.foodpassions.net

73 The Fat Duck, Bray, UKuk flag image www.foodpassions.net

74 Jaan, Singapore, Singaporesingapore-flag image www.foodpassions.net

75 Coi, San Francisco, USAunited_states flag image www.foodpassions.net

76 Fu He Hui, Shanghai, Chinachina-flag image www.foodpassions.net

77 Indian Accent, New Delhi, Indiaindia flag image www.foodpassions.net

78 La Maison Troisgros, Roanne, Francefrance-flag image www.foodpassions.net

79 Ryunique, Seoul, South KoreaKorea_Republic flag image www.foodpassions.net

80 Daniel, New York, USAunited_states flag image www.foodpassions.net

81 Joe Beef, Montreal, Canadacanada flag image www.foodpassions.net

82 Le Louis XV, Monte Carlo, Monacomonaco flag image www.foodpassions.net

83 Tegui, Buenos Aires, ArgentinaArgentina flag image www.foodpassions.net

84 Sepia, Sydney, Australiaaustralia-flag image www.foodpassions.net

85 L’Effervescence Tokyo, Japanjapan-flag image www.foodpassions.net

86 Hajime, Osaka, Japanjapan-flag image www.foodpassions.net

87 Brae, Birregurra, Australiaaustralia-flag image www.foodpassions.net

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

88 Zuma, Dubai, UAE (tied for 88)

90 Estela, New York, USAunited_states flag image www.foodpassions.net

91 Belcanto, Lisbon, Portugalportugal-flag image www.foodpassions.net

92 St. John, London, UKuk flag image www.foodpassions.net

93 Jungsik, Seoul, South KoreaKorea_Republic flag image www.foodpassions.net

94 Masa New York, USAunited_states flag image www.foodpassions.net

95 Fu1015, Shanghai, Chinachina-flag image www.foodpassions.net

96 Mikla, Istanbul, Turkeyturkey flag image www.foodpassions.net

97 Esperanto, Stockholm, Swedensweden-flag image www.foodpassions.net

98 Vila Joya, Albufeira, Portugalsingapore-flag image www.foodpassions.net

99 Lung King Heen, Hong Kong, Chinachina-flag image www.foodpassions.net

100 Manresa, Los Gatos, USAunited_states flag image www.foodpassions.net

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Henry Sapiecha

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