There’s quite a few firsts coming our way with this year’s announcement of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna. It will be the first time the ceremony has been held in June, the first time the organisation will release some of the results early and the first time that you, yes all of you, can vote in a People’s Poll - voting on which restaurant is your personal number 1.
People are being asked to fill in a simple online survey to take part in the first ever People’s Poll and those who do will also be in with the chance of winning tickets to the ceremony in London on June 1st.
As for the early winning announcements. The organisation behind the ceremony say they will release the results of the restaurants placed 100 - 51 on the list a week early, meaning we all get an idea of which restaurants are breaking through, which ones are perhaps going into the top 50 and and which ones may have fallen out.
We will be bringing you our usual Live Stream directly from the event so you can find out first exactly which restaurant will be voted number one on the list for 2015.
For now, here’s a reminder of last year’s excitement.
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