Two Aussie fine diners in Worlds 50 Best list (51-100)
Ahead of its annual awards night on 13 June, the World’s 50 Best Restaurants program has announced the restaurants ranked from 51 to 100, with two Australian fine diners making the list.
This year’s 51-100 list boasts 15 new entries from restaurants across the globe including Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare in New York (81), Moscow’s Twins (75) and Burnt Ends in Singapore (70), which is led by Australian born chef, David Pynt.
Australia is also represented in the form of The Fink Group’s Quay, which comes in at 98th place, down from the 58th spot in 2015.
Dan Hunter’s Brae, located in Birregurra, Victoria, claimed 65th spot, up from its debut position of 87th last year.
Missing from the 51-100 list is Martin Benn and Vicki Wild’s Sepia, which in 2015 was ranked 84th, and Ben Shewry’s Attica, which was Australia’s highest ranked restaurant last year, coming in at 32nd.
The USA has nine restaurants in the 51-100 list, including three new entries. This year’s awards host city, New York, sees five restaurants appear on the list including Thomas Keller’s Per Se (52), Daniel Boulud’s Daniel (71) and newcomer Cosme (96).
Seven restaurants from Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016 are noted in the 51-100 list including Tokyo’s Den (77), which was named this year’s One To Watch and is a new entry on the 51-100 list, coming in at 92nd, having appeared at number 20 in the Asia list.
France boasts eight restaurants in the 51-100 list, including two new entries: Epicure at (69), headed by Eric Frechon, and Yannick Allno’s Pavillon Ledoyen (72), both located in Paris.
Belgium, Spain and the UK celebrate three restaurants each with The Jane in Antwerp claiming the highest new entry spot at number 54.
The list is created from the votes of The Diners Club World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy, a group of almost 1,000 international leaders in the restaurant community. The Academy comprises 27 regions around the world, each of which has 36 members, and each member can cast seven votes. At least three votes must recognise restaurants outside of the academy member’s own region.
For the full 51-100 list, click here.