The results are in!
Last night, S. Pellegrino & Acqua Panna announced the winners for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2012, revealing Noma in Copenhagen to take first place for its third year running.
Heston Blumenthal has maintained international recognition with two of his restaurants listed in the top 15. Dinner by Heston was ranked at number 9, making it the highest ranking new entrant on the list.
What about Australia?
Of the four Australian restaurants that made it onto the list – which actually includes the world’s top 100 restaurants – Quay was ranked at 29, Marque at 61, Attica at 63 and Tetsuya’s at 76. Although three of the four have ranked lower than in 2011, a big congratulations is in order for our Aussie restaurants, whose tireless hard work, effort and dedication continue to fly the flag for Australian hospitality.
Quay chef Peter Gilmore has been more than pleased with the result of the team effort and award that has been received by the Sydney establishment.
“It is a real honour to be included on the top 50 restaurant list. This is our fourth time on the list and the part I look forward to most is catching up with my colleagues from around the world. It is the only event that brings us all together in the same place at the same time. It’s very exciting.”
For Gilmore, renowned for his nature inspired cuisine, his upcoming plans include a trip to Europe with his family, an opportunity he says will enable him to “reflect on the last year and provide creative inspiration for the year ahead”.
Peter has currently been experimenting with dishes like salted caramel with new season’s walnuts, prune and jersey milk ice cream with ethereal sheets, which may feature on future Quay menus.
The top 100 restaurants for 2012 are as follows:1 Noma, Copenhagen, Denmark2 El Celler De Can Roca, Girona, Spain3 Mugaritz, San Sebastian, Spain4 D.o.m., Sao Paulo, Brazil5 Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy6 Per Se, New York, USA7 Alinea, Chicago, USA8 Arzak San Sebastian Spain9 Dinner, Heston Blumenthal, Mandarin Oriental London, UK10 Eleven Madison Park, New York, USA11 Steirereck, Vienna, Austria12 L'atelier De Joel Robuchon Paris, Paris, France13 The Fat Duck, Bray, UK14 The Ledbury, London, UK15 Le Chateaubriand, Paris, France16 L'arpege, Paris, France17 Pierre Gagnaire, Paris, France18 L'astrance, Paris, France19 Le Bernardin, New York, USA20 Frantzén/lindeberg, Stockholm, Sweden21 Oud Sluis, Sluis, Netherlands22 Aqua, Wolfsburg, Germany23 Vendome, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany24 Mirazur, Menton, France25 Daniel, New York, USA26 Iggy's, Singapore27 Les Creation De Narisawa, Tokyo, Japan28 Nihonryori Ryugin, Tokyo, Japan 29 Quay, Sydney, Australia30 Schloss Schauenstein, Fürstenau, Switzerland31 Asador Etxebarri, Atxondo, Spain32 Le Calandre, Rubano, Italy33 De Librije, Zwolle, Netherlands34 Fäviken Magasinet, Jarpen, Sweden35 Astrid Y Gaston, Lima, Peru36 Pujol, Mexico City, Mexico37 Momofuku Ssam Bar, New York, USA38 Biko, Mexico, Mexico39 Waku Ghin, Singapore40 Quique Dacosta Restaurant, Denia, Spain41 Mathias Dahlgren, Stockholm, Sweden42 Hof Van Cleve, Kruishoutem, Belgium43 The French Laundry, Yountville, USA44 Amber, Hong Kong, China45 Vila Joya, Albufeira, Portugal46 Il Canto, Siena, Italy47 Bras Restaurant, Laguiole, France48 Manresa, Los Gatos, USA49 Geranium, Copenhagen, Denmark50 Nahm, Bangkok, Thailand51 Mani, Sao Paulo, Brazil52 Bo Innovation, Hong Kong, China53 Les Amis, Singapore54 Caprice, Hong Kong, China 55 Ristorante Cracco, Milan, Italy56 Chez Dominique, Helsinki, Finland57 The Tasting Room At Le Quartier Francais, Franschhoek, South Africa58 Coi, San Francisco, California59 Combal Zero, Rivoli, Italy60 Varvary, Moscow, Russia 61 Marque, Sydney, Australia62 Malabar, Lima, Peru 63 Attica, Melbourne, Australia64 La Maison Troisgros, Roanne, France65 Restaurant Sant Pau-carme Ruscalleda, Sant Pol De Mar, Spain66 Jean Georges, New York, USA67 Martin Berasategui, Lasarte-Oria, Spain68 Restaurant Andre, Singapore69 Spondi, Athens, Greece70 Dal Pescatore, Canneto, Italy71 Roberta Sudbrack, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil72 La Vie, Osnabrück, Germany73 Maison Pic, Valence, France74 The Test Kitchen, Cape Town, South Africa75 Restaurant Relae, Copenhagen, Denmark 76 Tetsuya's, Sydney, Australia77 Blue Hill At Stone Barns, New York, USA78 Guy Savoy, Paris, France79 Momofuku Ko, New York, USA80 Viajante, London, UK81 La Grenouillere, La Madelaine Sous Montreuil, France82 Robuchon A Galera, Macau, China83 Zuma, Dubai, UAE84 Bukhara, New Delhi, India85 Die Schwarzwaldstube, Baiersbronn, Germany86 Tantris, Munich, Germany87 Septime, Paris, France88 Le Gavroche, London, England89 Piazza Duomo, Alba, Italy90 Masa, New York, USA91 Landhaus Bacher, Mautern, Austria92 In De Wulf, Dranouter, Belgium93 Lung King Heen, Hong Kong, China94 Hibiscus, London, UK95 Mr And Mrs Bund, Shanghai, China96 La Petit Maison, Dubai, UAE97 Restaurant Sat Bains, Nottingham, UK98 Chez Panisse, Berkeley, USA99 Chaika, Moscow, Russia100 Hakkasan, London, UK