World's 50 Best Restaurants 2017

Australia’s vibrant restaurants, creative chefs and fresh produce will be on show when The World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards come to Melbourne in 2017. World's 50 Best Restaurants 2017
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The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2017

Australia’s vibrant restaurants, creative chefs and fresh produce will be on show when The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards come to Melbourne in 2017. 


The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list provides an annual ranking of the most exciting and talked about restaurants across the world. Carefully judged by an anonymous panel of over 1000 experts, the list brings together the world’s best chefs and restaurateurs who share a passion for truly memorable and unique dining experiences.

As Melbourne prepares to host The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony in April 2017, all focus is on Australia as one of the world's greatest food destinations. Australia is fast becoming home to some of the most interesting places to eat, serving an exciting and diverse array of produce and native Indigenous ingredients you won’t find anywhere else. All this matched with sophisticated wines, and a booming boutique spirits and craft beer scene, best enjoyed outdoors under the Australian sun. 

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Local's guide to St Kilda, Melbourne

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Melbourne's most popular seaside destination for more than a century, St Kilda is more inviting than ever. Cool bars, acclaimed restaurants and an oceanfront fun fair make this beach suburb a must-visit.

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Australia's Food and Wine Scene

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Thought New Zealand was home to the best flat white on the planet? Think again.

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Long lunches in the country, wine tastings and cooking masterclasses with some of the world's top chefs are just a few of the reasons to attend the 2017 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.

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Nine unmissable dishes to eat in Australia

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Four Uniquely Australian Dining Experiences

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The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017 The world’s top chefs and restaurateurs are coming to Melbourne in 2017

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Visit Victoria, Etihad, Wine Australia and QT Melbourne are supporting The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2017. 

Visit Victoria

Visit Victoria

Unsurprisingly, the host city of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017 has the most exciting food and drinks scene in the country. Taste what Melbourne and regional Victoria has to offer the gastronome and everyday urban explorer at the award-winning restaurants, gourmet food and wine regions, and the famous laneway and rooftop bars around town.

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Wine Australia

Wine Australia

Australia is home to some of the oldest grape vines in the world. Known for excellence and authenticity, Australian wines express the passion and craftsmanship of our winemakers and diversity from our unrivalled land.

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QT Melbourne

QT Melbourne

Book a stay a stay at QT Melbourne and discover a new-way to experience a design-led hotel.

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Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways

As the official airline partner, Etihad Airways is excited to fly the world’s best chefs and food media from across the globe to Melbourne for the World’s 50 Best Restaurants event, which will take place from 1 to 7 April, 2017.

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