In advance of the World's 50 Best Restaurants 2015 being announced next Monday, the team behind the awards have given us all a little taster of what's to come with the release of the 51-100 restaurants.
55. The Clove Club (up from 87)
60. Hedone (up from 63)
73. The Fat Duck (down from 47)
92. St John (down from 55)
It's brilliant news for The Clove Club who are now within a whisper of being included on the main list. "We're gobsmacked to be listed alongside so many incredible restaurants," they told Hot Dinners this morning. "It's such a honour. Thanks to our amazing team and the voters."
William Drew, Group Editor of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, said: “This is the first year we have shared the 51-100 list ahead of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards ceremony and we are thrilled to shine a light on the global gastronomic talent, new and recurring.”
It's worth noting that no UK restaurants fell out of the top 51-100 - and while it's unlikely that any restaurants jumped straight into the top 50 we're still holinf out for Fera. And particularly as London-based Dinner by Heston has regularly done better in the list than The Fat Duck. What we do know is that there are - at least - nine spots now free in the top 50, so it'll be interesting to see who grabs them.
You can see the full list here.