QUAY RATED THE 27TH BEST RESTAURANT IN THE WORLD
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 27 April 2009
Last night in London, Quay was voted in at Number 27 on the coveted S Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, as well as being named Best Restaurant in Australasia. The restaurant first broke onto the list in 2009, joining such hallowed establishments as Noma, El Bulli, Fat Duck and The French Laundry, with a ranking of 46th. This year, it jumped 19 places to score in the top 30 restaurants in the world and to become one of only two Australian restaurants on the list (along with Tetsuya’s) and the highest ranked Australian restaurant in the world.
Quay’s amazing performance on the S Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants tops an incredible twelve months for the restaurant. Last September, Quay rewrote restaurant award history in Australia by scoring a “double double” win, having been named Restaurant of The Year for the second consecutive year in the industry’s two top awards, the Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Awards 2010 and The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide 2010.
The S Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants list is compiled by the World's 50 Best Academy, a group of prominent food writers, critics, publishers and commentators, who each represent a different global region and chair a carefully selected voting panel for that region. A total of 4,030 votes were cast by over 800 restaurant experts around the world in order to assemble the list.
Peter Gilmore, Executive Chef at Quay for the last nine years and the quiet genius behind its stellar rise through the ranks, said of the win: “We are absolutely thrilled. To be honest, we are still getting used to the news. I just can’t wait to get back to Australia to celebrate with the team.” John Fink, General Manager of the Fink Group who own Quay and Otto restaurants, added: “This is great for Quay, but it’s also great for the restaurant industry. Sydney has some of the best restaurants in the world, and now hopefully, the world will pay us a visit to enjoy them.”