Attica falls out of the World’s 50 Best list

20 June, 2019 by
Annabelle Cloros

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants have released their supplementary list, naming the globe’s top 51-120 restaurants.

But the announcement has made waves in Australia, with Attica dropping out of the top 50 and Brae sliding 43 spots.

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Ranking no.20 in 2018, Attica has fallen 64 positions and has been named as the 84th best restaurant in the world. Chef and owner Ben Shewry says he is ‘totally tranquil’ about the news.

“I have felt like this for several years actually, it’s not a new feeling,” he told Good Food. “I don’t put a heap of weight on it … because it’s just a list of people’s opinions. While I have always been grateful to be a part of it, it has never been what’s defined our business or what we do here.”

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The chef also questioned the number of voters and judges who travel the distance to Australia.

Birregurra restaurant Brae has been confirmed as no.101 for 2019, previously ranking no.58 in 2018. The restaurant last debuted in the top 50 at no.44 in 2017, coinciding with the event’s award ceremony in Melbourne.

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It appears Dan Hunter isn’t too cracked up over the news, posting the below on Instagram.

There are still hopes for Australia, with Peter Gilmore’s Quay yet to make an appearance on the list. The restaurant was omitted from the 2018 iteration due to its closure, but was voted into nine editions of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants extended list, with the venue earning three titles of The Best Restaurant in Australasia between 2009 and 2013. The restaurant last appeared on the list at no.95 in 2017.

The top 50 restaurants will be revealed at an awards ceremony in Singapore on Tuesday 25 June.

Hospitality will be covering the event live, so make sure you follow @hospitalitymagazine and editor @annabellecloros on Instagram to experience the event with us.

The full list is below

51. Reale, Castel del Sangro, Italy

52. Mikla, Istanbul

53. Arzak, San Sebastian, Spain

54. D.O.M., Sao Paolo

55. Maeemo, Oslo

56. Relae, Copenhagen

57. Nobelhart and Schmutzig, Berlin

58. Sud 777, Mexico City

59. Burnt Ends, Singapore

60. Indian Accent, New Delhi

61. Uliassi, Senigallia, Italy

62. Nihonryori RyuGin, Tokyo

63. Florilege, Tokyo

64. The Ledbury, London

65. Selfie, Moscow

66. Core by Clare Smyth, London

67. Astrid y Gaston, Lima

68. Faviken, Jarpen, Sweden

69. Nahm, Bangkok

70. Saison, San Francisco

71. SingleThread, Healdsburg, USA

72. Aqua, Wolsfburg, Germany

73. Mani, Sao Paolo

74. Lasai, Rio de Janiero

75. DiverXo, Madrid

76. Momofuku Ko, New York

77. Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare, New York

78. Lido 84, Gardone, Riviera, Italy

79. Mingles, Seoul

80. Estela, New York

81. Quique Dacosta, Denia, Spain

82. Engima, Barcelona

83. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London

84. Attica, Melbourne

85. Amass, Copenhagen

86. Tegui, Buenos Aires, Argentina

87. Martin Berasategui, Lasate-Oria, Spain

88. Lun King Heen, Hong Kong

89. 108, Copenhagen

90. Alo, Toronto

91. Sushi Saito, Tokyo

92. Harvest, St. Petersburg

93. La Cime, Osaka, Japan

94. Aponiente, El Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain

95. Gaa, Bankok

96. Belon, Hong Kong

97. Vendome, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany

98. Anne-Sophie Pic, Valence, France

99. The Jane, Antwerp, Belgium

100. Oteque, Rio de Janeiro

101. Brae, Birregurra, Australia

102. Amber, Hong Kong

103. Jade Dragon, Macao

104. Cococo, St. Petersburg

105. Kadeau, Copenhagen

106. Restaurant David Toutain, Paris

107. Il Ristorante Luca Fantin, Tokyo

108. L’Astrance, Paris

109. Alcalde, Guadalajara, Mexico

110. Neolokal, Istanbul

111. Chambre Separee, Ghent, Belgium

112. St. John, London

113. Vea, Hong Kong

114. La Colombe, Cape Town

115. Per Se, New York

116. St. Hubertus, San Cassiano, Italy

117. Epicure, Paris

118. Ernst, Berlin

119. Atomix, New York

120. Sugalabo, Tokyo

Image credit: Pete Dillon, Broadsheet