World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018: Brae makes long list at number 58

Brae restaurant is number 58 in the World's 50 Best Restaurants 2018.
Brae restaurant is number 58 in the World's 50 Best Restaurants 2018. Photo: COLIN PAGE

The World's 50 Best Restaurants has announced the 2018 list of restaurants ranked from 51 to 100 ahead of its annual awards, which takes place in Spain next week.

Dan Hunter's three-hatted Brae in Birregurra, regional Victoria, has slipped out of the top 50, landing at 58 on the extended list. It was a new entry at the point end of the competition last year, placing at No.44.

Brae's Dan Hunter.
Brae's Dan Hunter. Photo: Kristoffer Paulsen

Brae, which opened in December 2013, had previously placed 87th in 2015 and 65th in 2016.

Singaporean restaurant Burnt Ends, where Aussie rising star Jake Kellie is head chef, came in at No. 61 on the list, falling from 53rd in 2017.

The list is determined by a voting academy comprising more 1000 international restaurant industry experts.

Last year, Sydney fine-diner Quay placed 95th, its ninth appearance on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list, but after closing for renovations in March, it did not make this year's extended list.

Attica, which last year placed 32nd, has not been named in the extended list so appears likely to be among those named on Tuesday, June 19, when the restaurants ranked 1 to 50 are counted down at an awards ceremony in Bilbao, Spain.

World's 50 Best Restaurants 2018: 51-100

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51. De Librije, Zwolle, Netherlands

52. L'Astrance Paris, France

53. Benu, San Francisco, USA

54. Sühring, Bangkok, Thailand

55. Don Julio, Buenos Aires, Argentina (New)

56. Amber, Hong Kong, China

57. Nerua, Bilbao, Spain

58. Brae, Birregurra, Australia

59. Florilège, Tokyo, Japan

60. Tegui, Buenos Aires, Argentina

61. Burnt Ends, Singapore

62. Momofuku Ko, New York, USA

63. Hof Van Cleve, Kruishoutem, Belgium

64. Sud 777, Mexico City, Mexico

65. Frantzén, Stockholm, Sweden (New)

66. Vendôme, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany

67. Fäviken, Järpen, Sweden

68. Quique Dacosta, Denia, Spain

69. Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare, New York, USA

70. Selfie, Moscow, Russia

71. Relae, Copenhagen, Denmark

72. Twins Garden, Moscow, Russia (New)

73. Aqua, Wolfsburg, Germany

74. The Fat Duck, Bray, England

75. Belcanto, Lisbon, Portugal

76. Martin Berasategui, Lasarte-Oria, Spain

77. Elkano, Getaria, Spain (New)

78. Mingles, Seoul, Korea

79. A Casa do Porco, São Paulo, Brazil (New)

80. Lung King Heen, Hong Kong, China

81. Per Se, New York, USA

82. Hedone, London, UK

83. Estela, New York, USA

84. St John, London, UK

85. Le Coucou, New York, USA (New)

86. The French Laundry, Yountville, USA

87. Maní, São Paulo, Brazil

88. Nobelhart & Schmutzig, Berlin, Germany (New)

89. The Jane, Antwerp, Belgium

90. Indian Accent, New Delhi, India

91. SingleThread, Healdsburg, USA (New)

92. L'Effervescence, Tokyo, Japan (New)

93. 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana, Hong Kong, China

94. Alo, Toronto, Canada

95. Enigma, Barcelona, Spain (New)

96. Diverxo, Madrid, Spain

97. Atelier, Munich, Germany (New)

98. 108, Copenhagen, Denmark (New)

99. Leo, Bogotá, Colombia

100. Lasai, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil