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Dining awards in Australia: The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017 announces runner-up ranking

Gearing up for another edition of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, the academy reveals its picks from rank 51-100 while we wait with bated breath for the top 50 winners

Mar 29, 2017 | By Teri Chong
Parmesan cheese coquitos egg yolk and truffle at Disfrutar | © Francesc Guillamet/Disfrutar

Parmesan cheese coquitos egg yolk and truffle at Disfrutar |
© Francesc Guillamet/Disfrutar

It’s that time of the year again: The World’s 50 Best Restaurants reveal their list of the top dining locations across the seven seas for 2017. The annual awards event will be taking place in Melbourne for the first time, promising a congregation of elites from the culinary world. Ahead of the big reveal on April 5, the academy has teased us with its list of the World’s Best restaurants — from rank 51-100.

The preview certainly does not disappoint! Holding true to the notion of a global gastronomy experience, the 50 ‘runner up’ restaurants hail from 24 countries, spanning across six continents. Debuts from Mexico, Russia, Denmark and Brazil are just a few fresh faces included in this year’s culinary hunt. Despite the United States of America bagging nine restaurants on this list, the most notable is Disfrutar from Barcelona. The 2017 winner of the Miele One to Watch Award is the highest out of 11 new entries at number 55. With intriguing dishes such as transparent penne pasta on their menu, it is no wonder Disfrutar is the leading Spanish restaurant on the list.

Highest climbers on the list include Hong Kong’s 8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana—climbing 26 places to number 60. Most notably, New York’s Momofuku Ko scales the list by leap-frogging 39 places to number 58, the highest amongst USA’s nine entries.


For something a little closer to home, Burnt Ends and Odette from Singapore are number 53 and 86 respectively. Burnt Ends, who also holds the runner up title for the 2017 edition of  Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, continues to dazzle with its signature modern Australian-style barbecue. Odette on the other hand recently burst into the culinary scene with the title of Highest New Entry at Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants under its belt. Located in the stunning National Gallery Singapore, Odette’s fast rising popularity makes it the restaurant to look out for.

William Drew, Group Editor of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, said: “In anticipation of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony in Australia on April 5, we’re thrilled to share the 51-100 list. As well as showcasing emerging talent and highlighting new culinary trends, this group also features perennial favourites that demonstrate enduring quality. Overall, the list reflects of the diversity, promise and excitement surrounding global gastronomy.”

For this year’s edition of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, the academy expanded their voter range to include 1,040 voters worldwide — an overall 52% increase. This expansion is in lieu with the academy’s bid to expand their reach and scourer for the next-generation of world-class dining locations. With their net cast wide, we look forward to the reveal of 2017’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants.

For more information, visit World’s 50 Best.

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