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Melbourne's Attica Officially Ranked In World's 50 Best Restaurants

Joining the mighty ranks of Spain's El Celler de Can Roca, Italy's Osteria Francescana and Denmark's Noma.
By Imogen Baker
June 02, 2015
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Melbourne's Attica Officially Ranked In World's 50 Best Restaurants

Joining the mighty ranks of Spain's El Celler de Can Roca, Italy's Osteria Francescana and Denmark's Noma.
By Imogen Baker
June 02, 2015
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Somewhere in the world, the afterparty for the World’s 50 Best Restaurants award ceremony is wrapping up. It’s been a very big event. The restaurant world’s creme of the crop came together to feast, celebrate and form alliances in order to claw their way up next year’s list. No doubt dishes were served that we couldn’t even imagine, dishes that would break our brains if we mere mortals were we to taste them. But best of all, Ben Shewry’s restaurant Attica was named amongst some of the best in the world, once again coming in at a very respectable #32.

Ahhh the World’s 50 Best Restaurant list, you're so much more than a list of places we'll blow half our savings to eat at. The list, whose organisers revealed the top 51-100 last week, is compiled by industry heavyweights and international critics (those blessed people who get to eat Michelin-starred nosh for a living), and is considered a definitive ranking of international food-goodness and tasty nom-noms.

So it’s no mean feat for Australia to have a spot on the list, with the likes of Sydney's Sepia and Quay and Victoria’s Brae also nabbing spots in the top 100. Being a restaurateur these days is almost as bloody as being the head of a great Westeros house — although in the foodie game, your position is determined by this annual list and not how many shocking betrayals and gruesome deaths you encounter per season.

But there's just as much intrigue happening on this humble list as there is on the influence track of any drunken GoT board game session (go with it). The three big names that consistently dominate the game are this year’s victor El Celler de Can Roca (Girona, Spain), second place Osteria Francescana (Modena, Italy) and third place Noma (Copenhagen, Denmark). This is where it gets interesting, because Noma won last year, Osteria Franescana came second and while El Celler de Ca Roca moved up from third place to first and knocked Noma off the Iron Throne before being poisoned on their wedding day allegedly by their uncle while Sansa Stark escaped to the North under Littlefinger’s protection. Or something like that.

When you play the game of lists, you win or you try again next year.

See the whole list of the World's 50 Best Restaurants here.

Image: Attica.

Published on June 02, 2015 by Imogen Baker

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