50 Best Restaurants

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The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017 will be held on 5 April in Melbourne, Australia, at 8 PM local time (11 AM GMT):  the event, sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna and livestreamed on this page, is celebrating its 15th anniversary and will be staged at the city's Royal Exhibition Building, following a successful showing at Cipriani Wall Street in New York in 2016, the first time it had been staged outside of London since its inception in 2002.

In few weeks the World's 50 Best Restaurants list for 2017 will be revealed, but some awards have already been announced: Heston Blumenthal - the British chef behind the Michelin-starred The Fat Duck in Bray and Dinner by Heston Blumenthal in London - has been awarded the 2017 Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award, while Ana Roš of Hiša Franko restaurant in Kobarid, Slovenia has been named as the World’s Best Female Chef 2017 ahead of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony in Melbourne, Australia on 5 April. More: The Disfrutar restaurant in Barcelona has been picked as the recipient of the One to Watch Award. They all will receive the award at the ceremony in Melbourne.

Australia is emerging as a serious food destination – both René Redzepi of Noma (#5 on The World's Best Restaurants 2016 list) and Heston Blumenthal himself of former number one The Fat Duck and Dinner by Heston Blumenthal (#45) having recently taken up residencies there.

In 2016 Massimo Bottura's Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy, was named World’s Best Restaurant for the first time, having ranked second in 2015 and third in both 2014 and 2013.

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