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Four Australian restaurants are named in the world's top 100 eateries - with a tiny country town in Victoria having just as many make the list as Sydney

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 5/06/2019 Alana Mazzoni For Daily Mail Australia and Sadie Whitelocks For The Daily Mail

a boat in the water with a city in the background: $285 will get diners sweeping views of Sydney Harbour, and a 10 course menu of marron and flowers, hand harvested seafood, oxtail broth, steamed mud crab custard, smoked pig jowl, black lipped abalone and smoked eel © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited $285 will get diners sweeping views of Sydney Harbour, and a 10 course menu of marron and flowers, hand harvested seafood, oxtail broth, steamed mud crab custard, smoked pig jowl, black lipped abalone and smoked eel Four Australian restaurants have made the list of the top 100 places to eat around the globe - and an eatery in a tiny country Victorian town was among them. 

Affluent readers of ritzy lifestyle magazine Elite Traveler were asked to vote on the world's hottest and best restaurants.   

With Melbourne arguably the food capital of Australia, it's not surprising Vue de Monde ranked the highest in Aussie restaurants, coming in at number 65 for the world ranking. 

Vue de Monde, which literally translates into 'view of the world,' sits on the 55th floor of the Rialto Towers on Melbourne's busy Collins Street. 

a group of people sitting at a table in front of a window: Coming at 77th is socialite-favourite Quay, located at The Rocks in the heart of Sydney's dining district - which offers diners a 10-course dinner for $285 © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Coming at 77th is socialite-favourite Quay, located at The Rocks in the heart of Sydney's dining district - which offers diners a 10-course dinner for $285

Owned by Justin James, Vue de Monde aims to serve 'beautiful food that appeals to all the senses and is celebrated not only for the perception of luxury, but for the honesty and integrity of it’s presentation.' 

Celebrity chef Shannon Bennett, who frequently appears as a guest judge on Master Chef Australia, is the head chef behind the award-winning restaurant. 

It's little wonder that Vue de Monde is popular with Elite Traveler's wealthy readers, with their Seasonal Tasting Menu costing a pricey $275 per person, and their Chefs Tasting Menu setting diners back $310 per head.

Vue de Monde's signature style of dining has 'evolved from its classical roots to a lighter-handed and more natural approach.'  

Shannon Bennett posing for the camera: Celebrity chef Shannon Bennett, who frequently appears as a guest judge on Master Chef Australia, is the head chef behind award winning restaurant Vue de Monde - which ranked number 65

Celebrity chef Shannon Bennett, who frequently appears as a guest judge on Master Chef Australia, is the head chef behind award winning restaurant Vue de Monde - which ranked number 65
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The three-hatted restaurant's menu celebrates what's on the Australian doorstep, incorporating local and sustainable seafood and meat, and organic vegetables and fruits. 

Their relationships are 'directly with growers and farmers and our inspiration is driven by simple ingredients produced with care and dictated by the seasons'.

Vue de Monde aims at evoking the emotions of their customers through a 'balanced and satisfying experience that is a gentle progression of flavour.'   

Coming in at number 70 on the world's hottest restaurants list is another Melbourne foodies' hot spot - Attica, in the trendy suburb of Ripponlea. 

Attica, owned by Kiwi Ben Shewry, focuses on unique ingredients like marron or bunya nuts, rather than caviar and lobster. 

Attica has won several awards in Australia and has been included in The World's 50 Best restaurants since 2010.

Attica is one of the less ostentatious of the restaurants featured on the list, as they pride themselves on a more relaxed approach to fine dining. 

'We’re fans of beautiful cutlery but also believe that some things taste better when eaten with your fingers,' their website reads.  

a plate of food on a table: Attica, owned by Kiwi Ben Shewry, focuses on unique ingredients like marron or bunya nuts, rather than caviar and lobster, and came in at number 77th in the world © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Attica, owned by Kiwi Ben Shewry, focuses on unique ingredients like marron or bunya nuts, rather than caviar and lobster, and came in at number 77th in the world a white plate topped with a sandwich and a salad: Attica is one of the less ostentatious of the restaurants featured on the list, as they pride themselves on a more relaxed approach to fine dining © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Attica is one of the less ostentatious of the restaurants featured on the list, as they pride themselves on a more relaxed approach to fine dining

Despite their less formal style of doing things, their prices still reflect a fine dining experience one would expect from the 70th best restaurant in the world.

Their menu starts at $295 per person, while wine matches are available for $185 a head. 

A few stand out dishes from their menu include hand-picked crab and wattle bread, kangaroo with truganini, marron with desert lime and black ant lamington. 

Coming in just three spots behind Attica at 77th is socialite-favourite Quay at The Rocks in the heart of Sydney's dining district. 

Quay, owned and operated by renowned Aussie chef Peter Gilmore, offers customers a little more bang for your buck.

$285 will get diners a 10-course menu of marron and flowers, hand harvested seafood, oxtail broth, steamed mud crab custard, smoked pig jowl, black lipped abalone and smoked eel.  

a path with trees on the side of a road: Coming in at 97th on the list, Brae is no stranger to worldwide recognition, after being ranked 44 in The World's 50 Best Restaurants in 2017, and is located in the tiny Victorian town of Birregurra - which has a population of less than 1000 © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Coming in at 97th on the list, Brae is no stranger to worldwide recognition, after being ranked 44 in The World's 50 Best Restaurants in 2017, and is located in the tiny Victorian town of Birregurra - which has a population of less than 1000

'Continually inspired by nature, the creative process for chef Peter Gilmore begins in working closely with the farmers, fishermen, producers and artisans who cultivate bespoke produce exclusively for Quay,' the website reads.   

And rounding off Australia's mentions in the world's top restaurants list is Brae, located a town called Birregurra -will a population of less than 1,000 people. 

Coming in at 97th on the list, Brae is no stranger to worldwide recognition, after being ranked 44 in The World's 50 Best Restaurants in 2017.

Brae is the chef and owner Dan Hunter's first solo venture and has shot to international success after opening in 2013. 

a piece of broccoli on a plate: Sugar loaf cabbage, purple podded pea, bronze fennel, purple sicily cauliflower and osaka mustard are just some of the ingredients Hunter incorporates into his award-winning dishes, with Brae menu packages starting at $275 © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Sugar loaf cabbage, purple podded pea, bronze fennel, purple sicily cauliflower and osaka mustard are just some of the ingredients Hunter incorporates into his award-winning dishes, with Brae menu packages starting at $275

Brae is focused on a sustainable method of farming and cooking, and use their own ethically-grown produce from the Brae farm.

'Resident chickens provide free range eggs, while bees produce honey and assist with pollination,' the website reads. 

Sugarloaf cabbage, purple podded pea, bronze fennel, purple Sicily cauliflower and Osaka mustard are just some of the ingredients Hunter incorporates into his award-winning dishes, with menu packages starting at $275. 

Australia's four best restaurants were among the most renowned and elite eateries in the world, including a grand three-Michelin-starred Swiss restaurant which took out the coveted number one spot.  

Readers voted Restaurant de L'Hôtel de Ville in Crissier, Switzerland - where the tasting menu costs 390 Swiss francs (AUD$561) - as the top restaurant on planet Earth.

In second place on the list is Alinea in Chicago, New York's famed Eleven Madison Park comes third and flying the flag for Britain is Heston Blumenthal's The Fat Duck, which comes first in the UK ranking and 11th globally.

a clock tower in front of a house: Private jet lifestyle magazine Elite Traveler asked its cash-rich readers to vote for their favourite culinary spots, and Restaurant de L'Hôtel de Ville in Crissier, Switzerland, (pictured) came out on top © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Private jet lifestyle magazine Elite Traveler asked its cash-rich readers to vote for their favourite culinary spots, and Restaurant de L'Hôtel de Ville in Crissier, Switzerland, (pictured) came out on top a man preparing food in a kitchen: Elite Traveler's expert editors say that Restaurant de L'Hôtel de Ville is a 'somewhat surprising champion' on this year's list. It was number nine in 2018. The fine dining spot is helmed by chef Franck Giovannini (pictured) © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Elite Traveler's expert editors say that Restaurant de L'Hôtel de Ville is a 'somewhat surprising champion' on this year's list. It was number nine in 2018. The fine dining spot is helmed by chef Franck Giovannini (pictured)

Elite Traveler's expert editors say that Restaurant de L'Hôtel de Ville is a 'somewhat surprising champion' on this year's list, which is now in its eighth year. 

The fine dining spot, helmed by chef Franck Giovannini, climbed all the way from ninth position in 2018 to steal the crown from six-time winner, Alinea.

Alinea offers a selection of innovative tasting menus costing from $190 to $395, and diners are told to expect a 'delicious, fun, emotional, and provocative' sensory experience.

Third-placed Eleven Madison Park offers lunch and dinner tasting menus for $335 a pop. 

Elite Traveler reveals how head chef Daniel Humm rustles up 'quirky and lighthearted' dishes 'offering up the very best in contemporary French cuisine'. There is also a selection of fine wines on offer, including one of the world's priciest bottles of burgundy - a Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 2015 - priced at $15,000.

Turning traditional Italian cuisine on its head is Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy, which has been ranked fourth by the Elite Traveler jetsetters. 

Alinea, which is now ranked number two, offers a selection of innovative tasting menus, and diners are told to expect a 'delicious, fun, emotional, and provocative' sensory experience. Above, an example of one of the artistically crafted morsels one can expect © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Alinea, which is now ranked number two, offers a selection of innovative tasting menus, and diners are told to expect a 'delicious, fun, emotional, and provocative' sensory experience. Above, an example of one of the artistically crafted morsels one can expect a group of people sitting at a table in front of a window: Plated up at third place is Manhattan's Eleven Madison Park, which offers lunch and dinner tasting menus for $335 (£264) a pop © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Plated up at third place is Manhattan's Eleven Madison Park, which offers lunch and dinner tasting menus for $335 (£264) a pop

Head Chef Massimo Bottura is famed for his zany dessert 'Oops, I Dropped The Lemon Tart!', which is, quite literally, a lemon tart that has been dropped upside down onto the plate.

A 12-course tasting menu here, with wine included, costs $539. 

In at fifth place on the top 100 list is Azurmendi in Larrabetzu, Spain. The restaurant is housed within an impressive glass structure which looks out over farmland where ingredients are cultivated.  

Dishes include 'fermented apple', 'flame roasted red mullet', 'stewed piglet' and 'truffled egg'. The eatery also prides itself on its milk and corn breads, with these fresh-baked goods highlighted on its website. 

Rounding out Elite Traveler's top ten best restaurants in the world is Per Se in New York, The Restaurant at Meadowood in California, Restaurant Guy Savoy in Paris, Le Bernardin in New York and El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Spain.

a pan of food on a plate: Top-ranked The Fat Duck offers a 14-course tasting menu priced at over $600. Chef Heston notes on the website that he based the multi-dish meal on his 'favourite childhood holiday memories, taking place over the course of a day' (pictured, a dish served at The Fat Duck)

Top-ranked The Fat Duck offers a 14-course tasting menu priced at over $600. Chef Heston notes on the website that he based the multi-dish meal on his 'favourite childhood holiday memories, taking place over the course of a day' (pictured, a dish served at The Fat Duck)
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The UK once again proved a match for the world's culinary giants after seven of its restaurants earned a place in the reader-voted ranking.

Top-ranked The Fat Duck offers a 14-course tasting menu priced at $411. 

Chef Heston notes on the website that he based the multi-dish meal on his 'favourite childhood holiday memories, taking place over the course of a day'.  

To wash it all down, there's a vast array of wine to choose from, or if it's bubbles you're after, a 125ml glass of 2000 Dom Perignon might pique your interest.  

The other British restaurants to make the list include London institutions Restaurant Gordon Ramsay (24th), The Ledbury (33th), Core by Clare Smyth (50th) Dinner by Heston Blumenthal (79th) and La Dame de Pic London (94th).  

a room filled with furniture and a large window: The UK once again proved a match for the world's culinary giants after seven of its restaurants earned a place in the reader-voted ranking. British restaurants making the grade include the high-end French eatery La Dame de Pic London (pictured)

The UK once again proved a match for the world's culinary giants after seven of its restaurants earned a place in the reader-voted ranking. British restaurants making the grade include the high-end French eatery La Dame de Pic London (pictured)
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Along with The Fat Duck, Nottingham's Sat Bains was another non-London UK restaurant to impress the voters - it slid in at 92nd place.  

There were a number of other categories Elite Traveler readers could vote on.

This year's 'lifetime achievement award' was received by Guy Savoy. The legendary French chef was joined by his compatriot Anne Sophie-Pic, who also becomes the first female winner of the coveted 'chef of the year' title. 

Finally, Vladimir Mukh was named the 'rising star of the year' for his 'excellent work' at the White Rabbit in Moscow.

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Elite Traveller's 2019 global restaurant ranking

1 Restaurant de l'Hôtel de Ville, Crissier, Switzerland, Franck Giovannini

2 Alinea, Chicago, Grant Achatz

3 Eleven Madison Park, New York, Daniel Humm

4 Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy, Massimo Bottura

5 Azurmendi, Larrabetzu, Spain, Eneko Atxa

6 Per Se, New York, Thomas Keller

7 The Restaurant at Meadowood, California, Christopher Kostow

8 Restaurant Guy Savoy, Paris, Guy Savoy

9 Le Bernardin, New York, Eric Ripert

10 El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain, Joan Roca

11 The Fat Duck, Bray, UK, Edward Cooke

12 Robuchon au Dôme, Macau, China, Julien Tongourian

13 D.O.M., São Paulo, Brazil, Alex Atala

14 Pierre Gagnaire, Paris, Pierre Gagnaire

15 Daniel, New York, Daniel Boulud

16 Steirereck, Vienna, Austria, Heinz Reitbauer

17 Pujol, Mexico City, Enrique Olvera

18 Arpège, Paris, Alain Passard

19 Jean-Georges, New York, Jean-Georges Vongerichten

20 Restaurant Schwarzwaldstube, Baiersbronn, Germany, Torsten Michel

21 La Pergola, Rome, Heinz Beck

22 Le Calandre, Padua, Italy, Massimiliano Alajmo

23 L'Ambroisie, Paris, Bernard and Mathieu Pacaud

24 Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, London, Matt Abé

25 The French Laundry, California, Thomas Keller

26 Nihonryori RyuGin, Tokyo, Seiji Yamamoto

27 Victor's Fine Dining, Perl-Nennig Germany, Christian Bau

28 Mizai, Kyoto, Japan, Hitoshi Ishihara

29 Restaurant Vendôme, Cologne, Germany, Joachim Wissler

30 DiverXO, Madrid, Spain, David Muñoz

31 Hof van Cleve, Kruishoutem, Belgium, Peter Goossens

32 Maison Pic, Valence, France, Anne-Sophie Pic

33 The Ledbury, London, Brett Graham

34 Da Vittorio, Bergamo, Italy, Enrico and Roberto Cerea

35 Aqua, Wolfsburg, Germany, Sven Elverfeld

36 Le Louis XV – Alain Ducasse à l'Hôtel de Paris, Monte Carlo, Monaco, Dominique Lory

37 Amber, Hong Kong, Richard Ekkebus

38 Maaemo, Oslo, Norway, Esben Holmboe Bang

39 Villa Crespi, Novara, Italy, Antonino Cannavacciuolo

40 Astrance, Paris, Pascal Barbot

41 Next, Chicago, Jenner Tomaska

42 Geranium, Copenhagen, Rasmus Kofoed

43 Saison, San Francisco, Joshua Skenes

44 La Maison Troisgros, Ouches, France, Michel Troisgros

45 Test Kitchen, Cape Town, South Africa, Luke Dale-Roberts

46 Martín Berasategui, San Sebastián, Spain, Martín Berasategui

47 Quique Dacosta, Alicante, Spain, Quique Dacosta

48 Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Pocantinho Hills, USA Dan Barber

49 Auberge du Vieux Puits, Fontjoncouse, France, Gilles Goujon 

50 Core by Clare Smyth, London, Jonny Bone 

51 Les Prés d'Eugénie, Eugénie-les-Bains, France, Michel Guérard

52 Noma, Copenhagen, Denmark, René Redzepi

53 Epicure, Le Bristol, Paris, Eric Frechon

54 Atelier Crenn, San Francisco, Dominique Crenn

55 Manresa Los Gatos, California, David Kinch

56 Mugaritz, San Sebastián, Spain, Andoni Luis Aduriz

57 Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée, Paris, Romain Meder

58 The NoMad, New York, Daniel Humm

59 Al Sorriso, Novara, Italy, Luisa Valazza

60 Ledoyen, Paris, Yannick Alléno

61 Narisawa, Tokyo, Japan, Yoshihiro Narisawa

62 Tantris, Munich, Germany, Hans Haas

63 Bras, Laguoile, France, Sébastien Bras

64 Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare, New York, César Ramirez

65 Vue de Monde, Melbourne, Australia, Justin James

66 Arzak, San Sebastián, Spain, Juan Mari Arzak

67 La Vague d'Or, Saint-Tropez, France, Arnaud Donckele

68 Toque, Québec, Canada, Normand Laprise

69 Mirazur, Menton, France, Mauro Colagreco

70 Attica, Melbourne, Australia, Ben Shewry

71 Made in China, Beijing, China, Kent Jin Qiang

72 Coi, San Francisco, Erik Anderson

73 Momofuku Ko, New York, Sean Grey

74 Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud, Dublin, Ireland, Patrick Guilbaud

75 Kitcho, Kyoto, Japan, Kunio Tokuoka

76 Dal Pescatore, Mantua, Italy, Nadia and Giovanni Santini

77 Quay, Sydney, Australia, Peter Gilmore

78 Quintonil, Mexico City, Jorge Vallejo

79 Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London, Ashley Palmer-Watts

80 Taillevent, Paris, Alain Solivérès

81 De Librije, Zwolle, Netherlands, Jonnie Boer

82 Benu, San Francisco, Corey Lee

83 ABaC Restaurant, Barcelona, Jordi Cruz

84 White Rabbit, Moscow, Vladimir Mukhin

85 Le Cinq, Paris, Christian Le Squer

86 Cosme, New York, Enrique Olvera

87 La Palme d'Or, Cannes, France, Christian Sinicropi

88 Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad, India, Sajesh Nair

89 Single Thread, San Francisco, Kyle Connaughton

90 Marea, New York, Michael White

91 Masa, New York, Masayoshi Takayama

92 Sat Bains, Nottingham, UK, Sat Bains

93 The Modern, New York, Abram Bissell

94 Atelier Munich, Munich, Germany, Jan Hartwig

95 Quince, San Francisco, Michael Tusk

96 La Dame de Pic London, London, Anne-Sophie Pic

97 Brae, Birregurra, Australia, Dan Hunter

98 The Loyalist, Chicago, John B Shields

99 Central, Lima, Peru, Virgilio Martínez Véliz

100 Joel Robuchon, Las Vegas, Christophe De Lellis

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