KIWI CHEF IN TOP 20

New Zealand born, Melbourne-based chef Ben Shewry has snuck in to the Top 20 at the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards. Attica improved 12 places on its 2017 results, coming in at No. 20. It was also named the best restaurant in Australasia.

Eleven Madison Park, named the best restaurant last year, slipped back three places, while Massimo Bottura’s Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy, was named world’s best restaurant for the second time.

The list is determined by a voting academy of more than 1000 industry experts, who must have dined at an establishment within eighteen months of voting. This could explain the drop of Eleven Madison Park, which was closed for four months for renovations, and the absence of Noma, which reopened to rave reviews in February but had been closed for 12 months prior, rendering it ineligible.

World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018 

  1. Osteria Francescana, Modena (Italy) BEST RESTAURANT IN EUROPE and BEST RESTAURANT IN THE WORLD
  2. El Celler de Can Roca, Girona (Spain)
  3. Mirazur, Menton (France)
  4. Eleven Madison Park, New York (USA) BEST RESTAURANT IN NORTH AMERICA
  5. Gaggan, Bangkok (Thailand) BEST RESTAURANT IN ASIA
  6. Central, Lima (Peru) BEST RESTAURANT IN SOUTH AMERICA
  7. Maido, Lima (Peru)
  8. Arpège, Paris (France)
  9. Mugaritz, San Sebastian (Spain)
  10. Asador Etxebarri, Atxondo (Spain)
  11. Quintonil, Mexico City (Mexico)
  12. Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Tarrytown (USA)
  13. Pujol, Mexico City (Mexico)
  14. Steirereck, Vienna (Austria)
  15. White Rabbit, Moscow (Russia)
  16. Piazza Duomo, Alba (Italy)
  17. Den, Tokyo (Japan) | Highest Climber
  18. Disfrutar, Barcelona (Spain) | Highest New Entry
  19. Geranium, Copenhagen (Denmark) | Art of Hospitality Award
  20. Attica, Melbourne (Australia) BEST RESTAURANT IN AUSTRALASIA
  21. Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée, Paris (France)
  22. Narisawa, Tokyo (Japan)
  23. Le Calandre, Rubano (Italy)
  24. Ultraviolet, Shanghai (China)
  25. Cosme, New York (USA)
  26. Le Bernardin, New York (USA)
  27. Boragò, Santiago (Chile)
  28. Odette, Singapore
  29. Alléno Paris at Pavillon Ledoyen, Paris (France)
  30. D.O.M. , Sao Paulo (Brazil)
  31. Arzak, San Sebastian (Spain)
  32. Tickets, Barcelona (Spain)
  33. The Clove Club, London (UK)
  34. Alinea, Chicago (USA)
  35. Maaemo, Oslo (Norway)
  36. Reale, Castel di Sangro (Italy)
  37. Restaurant Tim Raue, Berlin (Germany)
  38. Lyle’s, London (UK)
  39. Astrid Y Gastón, Lima (Peru)
  40. Septime, Paris (France)
  41. Nihonryori Ryugin, Tokyo (Japan)
  42. The Ledbury, London (UK)
  43. Azurmendi, Larrabetzu (Spain)
  44. Mikla, Instanbul (Turkey)
  45. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London (UK)
  46. Saison, San Francisco (USA)
  47. Schloss Schauenstein, Fürstenau (Switzerland)
  48. Hiša Franko, Kobarid (Slovenia)
  49. Nahm, Bangkok (Thailand)
  50. The Test Kitchen, Cape Town (South Africa) BEST RESTAURANT IN AFRICA