The World’s 50 Best Restaurants has announced the 2016 list of restaurants ranked from 51 to 100 ahead of its annual awards event, which will be held on June 13th at Cipriani Wall Street in Manhattan, New York.
This year’s 51-100 list boasts 15 new entries from restaurants across the globe including Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare in New York, Burnt Ends in Singapore and Moscow’s Twins. Not only is fresh talent making its mark on the list but multiple mainstays have retained their presence including London’s St John and Paris’ L’Atelier Saint-Germain de Joël Robuchon.
This year’s awards host city, New York, sees five restaurants appear on the list including Thomas Keller’s Per Se at No.52, Daniel Boulud’s Daniel at No.71 and newcomer Cosme at No.96.
Seven restaurants from Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016 are noted in the 51-100 list including Den (No.77), which is named this year’s One To Watch, sponsored by Miele. Quintessence, also in Tokyo, is a new entry on the 51-100 list at No.92, having appeared at No.20 in the Asia list.
France boasts eight restaurants in the 51-100 list, including two new entries: Epicure at No.69, headed by Eric Frechon, and Yannick Alléno’s Pavillon Ledoyen at No.72, both located in Paris.
Belgium, Spain and the UK celebrate three restaurants each with The Jane in Antwerp claiming the highest new entry spot at No.54. Lyle’s in London enters the list for the first time at No.65 sharing its ranking with Australia’s Brae, whilst Spain’s Nerua climbs the list by 13 places to No.55.
Germany, UAE, Australia and Brazil claim two places on the list each. Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015’s Highest New Entry, Lasai in Rio de Janeiro, enters the World’s 51-100 list for the first time at No.64. Australia’s Brae climbed up the list 22 places from No.87 while Germany’s Die Schwarzwaldstube in Baiersbronn re-enters the list at No.88. Dubai’s Zuma ties with new entry, Benu in San Francisco at No.89.
How Does The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Work?
The 51-100 list recognises 21 countries around the world across six continents and, along with The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, provides an annual barometer of the greatest gastronomic experiences across the globe. The awards signify an annual celebration of global gastronomy, recognising restaurants around the world for their culinary creativity and talent.
The list is created from 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. The Academy comprises 27 separate regions around the world, each of which has 36 members, including a chairperson, and each member can cast seven votes.
The panel in each region is made up of food writers and critics, chefs, restaurateurs and highly regarded ‘gastronomes’. Members list their choices in order of preference, based on their best restaurant experiences of the previous 18 months.
The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list is independently adjudicated by professional services consultancy Deloitte. This adjudication ensures that the integrity and authenticity of the voting process and the resulting list of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016 are protected.