Melbourne to host 50 Best

MELBOURNE has been named as the host city for next year’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards.

It is only the second time the event has been held outside of London, with New York the only other city to have the honour of hosting the highly esteemed event.

The night of nights, where the best restaurants in the world for 2017 are revealed, will be held at Melbourne’s historic Royal Exhibition Building on Wednesday, 05 April.

The elite of the culinary world will descend on the Victorian capital for the celebrations.

The week from 31 March to 09 April will be a buzzing time for the city with a plethora of epicurean activities and events being held such as once-in-a-lifetime masterclasses featuring some of the 50 best chefs.

The awards tie in neatly with Tourism Australia’s global focus on promoting the country’s exceptional culinary experiences, through its Restaurant Australia campaign.