On Monday night people around the globe waited eagerly as the list of top 100 restaurants around the world was revealed at the historic Guildhall in London. With something in the realm of 900 hospitality experts compiling the list, the unveiling of rankings each year is a highlight of the hospitality calendar, with top places set to inspire and shape the culinary landscape across the globe.

The list itself is split into two, with most of the buzz reserved for the top 50 restaurants, and this year Australia should be proud that our restaurants have claimed two of those spots. Melbourne’s Attica comes in at no. 21 and Sydney’s Quay slots in nicely at no. 48. Congratulations are in order for both chef Ben Shewry and the team at Attica and chef Peter Gilmore and the crew at Quay.

It’s been a steady climb for Shewry since Attica entered the list at no. 73 in 2010, while Quay, shuffling around a few places each year, has been consistently awarded the honour of a place in the top 50 for the last five years.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be on the list again this year,” says Gilmore. “It’s just such a huge privilege to be listed amongst such icons of the industry. We’re also incredibly grateful to the Quay team who work so hard every day...they are the reason we’ve made it onto the World’s 50 Best Restaurants. It’s great to see Ben from Attica on the list too, he deserves it.”

The World’s 50 Best Academy is made up of 27 separate regions around the world and each has its own panel comprised of food critics, chefs, restaurateurs and highly regarded industry professionals.

This year’s no.1 went to El Celler de Can Roca (Spain), no. 2 Noma (Denmark), and no. 3 Osteria Francescana (Italy).

For the full list see: theworlds50best.com