Attica is Australia’s best for a second year

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For the second year in the row, Melbourne restaurant, Attica, has been named Australia’s best at last night’s S. Pellegrino and Acqua Panna World’s Best Restaurant Awards. As Australia’s only representative in the top 50, Attica was also voted 32nd in the world.

The award is huge accolade for head chef Ben Shewry and the entire team at the Ripponlea based restaurant, with the only other Australian restaurant to make the Top 100 being Peter Gilmore’s, Quay, in Sydney, which dropped from 48th to 60th position.

The list is created from The Diners Club® World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy, an influential group of over 900 international leaders in the restaurant industry, each selected for their expert opinion of the international restaurant scene. The Academy comprises 26 separate regions around the world, and each region has its own panel made up of food critics, chefs, restaurateurs and highly regarded ‘foodies.

René Redzepi’s Copenhagen restaurant, Noma won first place, with El Celler de Can Roca (Spain) and Osteria Francescana (Italy) placed second and third respectively.

The entire top 100 list can be found at the World’s Best 50 Restaurants site here: theworlds50best.com 

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