Daniel Humm and Will Guidara, from New York's Eleven Madison Park, which was named the world's best restaurant.
Daniel Humm and Will Guidara, from New York's Eleven Madison Park, which was named the world's best restaurant. Rebecca Michael

Aussie restaurants Attica and Brae on world's best list

FOR the fifth year running Attica in Melbourne has been named Australasia's best restaurant in the prestigious World's 50 Best Restaurants list.

Attica, in Ripponlea, was named number 32 in the world at a gala ceremony held at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton.

Making its debut on the list, Dan Hunter's Brae in Birregurra, was named number 44.

It's the first time two Victorian restaurants have made the prestigious list.

Top spot was taken out by Eleven Madison Park in New York.

Second place was last year's number one, Massimo Bottura's Osteria Francescana while El Cellar de can Roca in Girona, Spain, was named number three.

Number four went to Mirazur, Menton, France, and the chefs' choice award winner was Virgilio Martinez from Central in Lima, Peru, which was South America's Best Restaurant ranked 5.

Another Spanish addition, Asador Etxebarri, of Axpe, took out sixth place on the list.

Led by chef-owner Ben Shewry, the menu at Attica draws heavily on native ingredients, many of which are grown at the nearby Ripponlea Estate. Attica was up one spot from last year.

Attica made its debut on the list in 2013 when it ranked 21.

Nahm in Bangkok, the flagship restaurant for Aussie expat David Thompson who has recently opened Long Chim in Melbourne, was ranked 28 while Australian chef Brett Graham's London restaurant The Ledbury was 27, down from 14 last year.

The Ashley Palmer-Watts helmed original Dinner by Heston Blumenthal in London was up nine places from last year, ranked 36.

Heston Blumenthal was given the Lifetime Achievement award.

The award for the highest climber went to Dan Barber's Blue Hill in upstate New York, at 11.

Gagan in Bangkok was named Best Restaurant in Asia and came in at number 7.

TOP 20 RESTAURANTS

50 Hof Van Cleve, Kruishoutem, Belgium RE-ENTRY

49 Tegui, Buenos Aires, Argentina NEW ENTRY

48 Restaurant Tim Raue, Berlin, Germany

47 Vendôme, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany

46 L'Astrance, Paris, France RE-ENTRY

45 Den, Tokyo, Japan NEW ENTRY

44 Brae, Birregurra, Australia NEW ENTRY

43 Reale, Castel Di Sangro, Italy NEW ENTRY

42 Boragó, Santiago, Chile

41 Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet, Shanghai, China

40 Cosme, New York, USA NEW ENTRY

39 Relae, Copenhagen, Denmark

38 Azurmendi, Larrabetzu, Spain

37 Saison, San Francisco, USA

36 Dinner By Heston Blumenthal, London, UK

35 Septime, Paris, France

34 De Librije, Zwolle, Netherlands

33 Astrid y Gastón, Lima, Peru

32 Attica, Melbourne, Australia

31 Alléno Paris au Pavillon Ledoyen, Paris, France NEW ENTRY

30 Arzak, San Sebastian, Spain

29 Le Calandre, Rubano, Italy

28 Nahm, Bangkok, Thailand

27 The Ledbury, London, UK

26 The Clove Club, London, UK

25 Tickets, Barcelona, Spain

24 Amber, Hong Kong, China

23 White Rabbit, Moscow, Russia

22 Quintonil, Mexico City, Mexico

21 Alinea, Chicago, USA

20 Pujol, Mexico City, Mexico

19 Geranium, Copenhagen, Denmark

18 Narisawa, Tokyo, Japan

17 Le Bernardin, New York, USA

16 D.O.M., São Paulo, Brazil

15 Piazza Duomo, Alba, Italy

14 Restaurant André, Singapore

13 Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée, Paris, France RE-ENTRY

12 Arpège, Paris, France

11 Blue Hill at Stone Barns, New York, USA

10 Steirereck, Vienna, Austria

9 Mugaritz, San Sebastian, Spain

8 Maido, Lima, Peru

7 Gaggan, Bangkok, Thailand

6 Asador Etxebarri, Axpe, Spain

5 Central, Lima, Peru

4 Mirazur, Menton, France

3 El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain

2 Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy

1 Eleven Madison Park, New York, USA



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