World’s 50 top restaurant list
The annual World’s 50 Best Restaurants list for 2013 has been unveiled with the Roca brothers El Celler De Can Roca restaurant in Girona, Spain coming in at number one.
Despite the well publicised norovirus outbreak that struck the restaurant in February, Rene Redzepi’s Noma was awarded second place.
Australia’s highest placing restaurant was Melbourne’s Attica, which earned itself the number 21 position.
This is the first time the restaurant, which is led by New Zealand born head chef Ben Shewry, has appeared on the list, with the restaurant’s dish comprising potato cooked in the earth it was grown in described as a “standout.”
It was recognised as the Highest New Entry, and was awarded the prestigious title of the Best Restaurant in Australasia.
For the fifth year running Quay was mentioned in the list, however the Sydney restaurant slid down from 29th place in 2012 to 48th place in 2013.
Quay’s executive chef Peter Gilmore said he was “thrilled” that the restaurant made the cut yet again. “It’s just such a huge privilege to be listed amongst such icons of the industry,” Gilmore said.
“We’re also incredibly grateful to the Quay team who work so hard every day…they are the reason we’ve made it onto the World’s 50 Best Restaurants. It’s great to see Ben from Attica on the list too, he deserves it.”
John Fink, general manager, Quay was similarly pleased with the result and he was all praise for Attica’s noteworthy achievments.
“It is amazing to be included for the fifth year in a row. What an honour. And congratulations to Attica in Melbourne, It’s fantastic to have two Australian restaurants included in the list,” he said
The remaining top eight restaurants include:
3. Osteria Francescana – Modena, Italy
4. Mugaritz – San Sebastian, Spain
5. Eleven Madison Park – New York, USA
6. D.O.M – Sao Paulo, Brazil
7. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal – London, England
8. Arzak – San Sebastian, Spain
9. Steirereck – Vienna, Austria
10. Vendome – Bergish Gladbach, Germany
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