Three Aussie Restaurants Have Been Named Among The World’s 100 Best

Anybody could tell you that Australia smashes it when comes to fine dining, but it’s nice to get a little bit of official recognition now and again.

With that in mind, we’re happier than Maggie Beer around a bottle of verjuice to report that three Australian restaurants have cracked places in the Top 100 of the annual World’s 50 Best Restaurants list.   
Two Sydney restaurants made the list, with Quay coming in at the number 58 spot, and Sepia at number 84. Sepia was recently voted Australia’s best restaurant by Australia Financial Review, and say they are “over the moon” with this result.
Also celebrating today are the team at Brae, who took out the number 87 spot. Set on 30 acres in Birregurra, Victoria, they proudly note that they are the most remote restaurant on the list.
“We’re absolutely thrilled,” Brae co-owner Julianne Bagnato told Good Food. “There are so many great restaurants there and we’re humbled to be among them. We’re a small team in a small town and trying to maintain perspective – while cracking a few bottles in celebration.”
The somewhat misleadingly-named World’s 50 Best Restaurants list actually honours 100 restaurants, chosen by a panel of international critics and restaurant industry insiders.
The decision to announce the 51-100 placed restaurants early was done so that they could have their own share of the spotlight, which is a pretty bloody classy move, all things considered.

The Top 50 will be announced in a ceremony in London next Monday. As Good Food point out, Melbourne’s Attica took out the number 32 spot last year, so there’s a good chance they will appear again.
If you’re feeling lucky enough to try and wrangle a booking:
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