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Asia counts seven restaurants in the 2017 ranking, with Japan and Thailand each boasting two entries

Eleven Madison Park in New York has secured the No.1 spot in the 2017 list of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. This year’s winners were revealed at an awards ceremony at the historic Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne.

  • Eleven Madison Park is named The World’s Best Restaurant for the first time
  • The 2017 list features nine new restaurants: six making their debut and three returning to the list as re-entries
  • Gaggan, Bangkok, and Restaurant André, Singapore, climb 16 and 18 places respectively
  • Gaggan is named The Best Restaurant in Asia

Seven restaurants in Asia are included on the 2017 list, with Japan and Thailand each counting two entries. After claiming the No.1 position for a third consecutive year at Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony in February, Gaggan in Bangkok rises 16 places to No.7 to claim The Best Restaurant in Asia title. Elsewhere, Singapore’s Restaurant André climbs an impressive 18 places to secure the No.14 spot while Den in Tokyo, the 2016 recipient of the Miele One To Watch Award, arrives on the list at No.45. Asia is also represented by Tokyo’s Narisawa (No.18), Hong Kong’s Amber (No.24), Bangkok’s Nahm (No.28) and Shanghai’s Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet (No.41).

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