Josh and Julie Niland’s lauded fine diner Saint Peter has been named one of the top places to dine on the planet after the announcement of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants longlist.

The Nilands’ groundbreaking Paddington restaurant was a new entry this year at number 98, with judges saying it was “spearheading a movement”.

“Known as ‘the fish butcher’, Niland favours techniques typically associated with meat,” the judges added. “With a gill-to-fin approach, [Niland] utilises as much of the fish as possible, from eyes to organs, bones to scales – and everything in between."

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The preview to the main 50 – to be announced in Las Vegas on June 5 – ranks international culinary hotspots from 100 to 51.

The news comes as the Nilands prepare to move Saint Peter from its Oxford Street home to a new boutique hotel, The Grand National, in July.

Another Australian-backed dining destination, Le Doyenne, came in at number 70. Housed in a chateau 40 kilometres outside Paris, the restaurant is powered by two Aussie chefs, Shaun Kelly and James Henry, with a farm-to-table ethos inspired by regenerative agricultural practices.

Singapore’s Burnt Ends, a flame-forward spot led by Perth-born chef Dave Pynt, was announced at number 66.

Other heavy hitters on the longlist include Core by Clare Smyth, Lyle’s, and The Clove Club in London; Murgaritz in San Sebastian; Nusara in Bangkok; Le Bernardin in New York; and Narisawa in Tokyo.

The World’s 50 Best is decided each year following a secret vote of more than 1000 restaurant critics, chefs and food lovers.