The World's 50 Best Restaurants awards

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The World's 50 Best Restaurants awards to come to Australia in 2017

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards is a celebration of global gastronomy bringing together a unique community of visionaries across the culinary landscape. The annual awards are based on the votes of The Diners Club World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy, an influential group of almost 1,000 international leaders in the restaurant community. Recent years have seen Australia strongly represented on the list with restaurants Attica, Quay, Sepia and Brae receiving recognition in 2015. 

Tourism Australia announced in June 2016, that Melbourne will be hosting The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2017, with the support of Visit Victoria and Wine Australia. Etihad Airways and QT Melbourne have also been confirmed as key partners, helping transport and accommodate the world’s best chefs and food media for the program.

Read the press release to find out more about Tourism Australia hosting The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2017.

Australia's top chefs cook brunch for world's best

To celebrate Australia’s hosting of the 2017 edition of The World’s 50 Best Restaurant awards, Tourism Australia flew four of the country’s top chefs to New York to provide a taste of what the world’s finest chefs and food and wine media can expect when they come to Australia next year.

Ben Shewry, Dan Hunter, Neil Perry and Peter Gilmore created the ultimate Australian BBQ Brunch on the rooftop of the NoMad Hotel, for a who’s who of international foodies, including Massimo Bottura (Osteria Francescana), Joan Roca (El Celler de can Roca), Daniel Humm and Will Guidara (Eleven Madison Park), Virgilio Martinez Veliz (Central), Mauro Colagreco (Mirazur), Yashihiro Narisawa (Narisawa), Vladimir Mukhin (White Rabbit), Magnus Nilsson (Faviken), Dan Barber (Blue Hill at Stone Barns), Ashley Palmer Watts (Dinner by Heston Blumenthal) and Dave Pynt (Burnt Ends). Read more...

The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2017 venue announcement

After a hugely successful 2016 edition in New York City, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants announces that its 2017 awards will take place in Melbourne in April. The flagship event, celebrating its 15th anniversary, will be hosted at the city’s historic Royal Exhibition Building on the evening of 5th April. Read more...   

To find out more about Tourism Australia's food and wine campaign and strategy, please click here.

You can also find out more information on The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2017 on Tourism Australia's consumer website here.