Last night in London, Quay was voted Number 26 on the coveted S. Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. 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 has been awarded the 26th best restaurant in the world, named The Best Restaurant in Australasia and is the only Australian restaurant on the list.
Quay has long been one of Australia’s most awarded restaurants, one of only two to be awarded three hat status for nine years in a row. The restaurant also rewrote culinary history when it scored Best Restaurant in both major industry awards (The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide 2009 and 2010, and The Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide 2009 and 2010) for two years in a row.
Quay’s executive chef Peter Gilmore recently launched his first cookbook, Quay: Food Inspired by Nature, a sumptuous exploration of his nature-based philosophy and the organic presentation of his stunning cuisine at Quay.
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. Over 4,000 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 ascension through the global culinary ranks, said of the win: “We are completely thrilled. We can’t wait to get back and celebrate with the Quay team who are the reason that we’re here in London accepting this prize.” John Fink, General Manager of the Fink Group, owners of Quay and Otto restaurants, added: “Sydney has some of the best restaurants in the world, and hopefully, Quay’s win will encourage the world to visit us and enjoy them.”