Brat and Ikoyi join World's 50 Best Restaurants longlist

By James McAllister

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Brat and Ikoyi join World's 50 Best Restaurants longlist

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The World’s 50 Best Restaurants has revealed its 51-100 list for 2021, ahead of its awards ceremony in Antwerp, Flanders, early next month.

Four UK restaurants, all located in London, have made the longlist this year with Tomos Parry’s Shoreditch restaurant Brat being the country's highest new entry at number 78.

Jeremy Chan and Iré Hassan-Odukale's Ikoyi has also been added to the list for the first time, coming in at number 87.

It comes after the celebrated St James's restaurant, which makes use of top quality UK produce as well as spices sourced from further afield with a focus on sub-Saharan West Africa, was named as the American Express One To Watch 2021​ by 50 Best earlier this month.

Core by Clare Smyth has moved up the rankings slightly to number 64, having joined the longlist at number 66 in 2019. Meanwhile, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal has jumped to number 65 on the list, having placed at number 83 in 2019.

The World's 50 Best Restaurants, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, will unveil its new top 50 list at its annual awards ceremony on Tuesday 5 October. 

It will mark a return to physical events for The World's 50 Best Group following the Coronavirus pandemic, during which it devoted its resources to its 50 Best for Recovery fundraising project​.

This year's 51-100 list feature restaurants from 22 countries across six continents, and includes 13 new entries in total from across nine countries.

The highest new entry is Alchemist in Copenhagen, Denmark, which enters the list at number 58; while St. Hubertus in San Cassiano, Italy, has risen the greatest number of places, improving by 62 positions since 2019, when the list was extended to 120 restaurants, to rank number 54.

Other notable new entries to this year's longlist include Peruvian restaurants Kjolle and Mil, placing at 95 and 90 respectively, which are both owned by Pía León, who was named The World’s Best Female Chef 2021 by 50 Best, sponsored by Nude Glass, last month​.

"With restaurants in 22 countries across six continents, the 51-100 list this year recognises a broader range of destinations than ever," says William Drew, director of content for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants.

"We’re thrilled to see 13 new entries join the list for the first time, as the gastronomic world continues to overcome the huge challenges wrought by the pandemic. We look forward to sharing the celebration at the awards ceremony in Antwerp, Flanders on 5 October.”

The full 51-100 list is as follows:

51

Nihonryori RyuGin

Tokyo

Japan

52

Uliassi

Senigallia

Italy

53

Nerua

Bilbao

Spain

54

St. Hubertus

San Cassiano

Italy

55

Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare

New York

USA

56

Sud 777

Mexico City

Mexico

57

Brae

Birregurra

Australia

58

Alchemist

Copenhagen

Denmark

59

Schloss Schauenstein

Fürstenau

Switzerland

60

Mikla

Istanbul

Turkey

61

D.O.M.

São Paulo

Brazil

62

Mingles

Seoul

South Korea

63

Sorn

Bangkok

Thailand

64

Core by Clare Smyth

London

UK

65

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

London

UK

66

The Jane

Antwerp

Belgium

67

Oteque

Rio de Janeiro

Brazil

68

Alcalde

Guadalajara

Mexico

69

De Librije

Zwolle

Netherlands

70

Alinea

Chicago

USA

71

Vea

Hong Kong

China

72

Le Du

Bangkok

Thailand

73

Il Ristorante Luca Fantin

Tokyo

Japan

74

Quique Dacosta

Denia

Spain

75

Sazenka

Tokyo

Japan

76

La Cime

Osaka

Japan

77

Willem Hiele

Koksijde

Belgium

78

Brat

London

UK

79

Aponiente

El Puerto de Santa María

Spain

80

El Chato

Bogotá

Colombia

81

La Colombe

Cape Town

South Africa

82

Indian Accent

New Delhi

India

83

Epicure

Paris

France

84

Le Clarence

Paris

France

85

Lasai

Rio de Janeiro

Brazil

86

Restaurant David Toutain

Paris

France

87

Ikoyi

London

UK

88

Belon

Hong Kong

China

89

Amass

Copenhagen

Denmark

90

Mil

Cusco

Peru

91

La Grenouillère

La Madelaine-sous-Montreuil

France

92

Fyn

Cape Town

South Africa

93

Gaa

Bangkok

Thailand

94

Arzak

San Sebastian

Spain

95

Kjolle

Lima

Peru

96

Astrid y Gastón

Lima

Peru

97

Attica

Melbourne

Australia

98

Alo

Toronto

Canada

99

L'Effervescence

Tokyo

Japan

100

Amber

Hong Kong

China

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