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World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards Ceremony to Be Held in Melbourne, Australia

2017 awards will be held at the historic Royal Exhibition Building in April

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants is bringing its awards ceremony to Melbourne, Australia, next year following a successful celebration in New York City earlier this year.

The event will be hosted at the historic Royal Exhibition Building on April 5, 2017. The World’s 50 Best Restaurants is partnering with Tourism Australia for the festivities, according to a release.

“After 14 years hosting the awards event in London, we decided to take The World’s 50 Best Restaurants on a global tour, kicking off in New York in June 2016,” said William Drew, group editor of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. “Now we could not be more thrilled to be moving to Melbourne, one of the great food cities of the world, in 2017.

“Come April next year, Australia will undoubtedly be the place to be for those passionate about great food and inspired restaurants. In partnership with Tourism Australia, we will also take the opportunity to highlight the country’s unique produce, brilliant wines and dynamic dining scene.”

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The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, “one of Australia’s most internationally-acclaimed gourmet celebrations,” has aligned its dates (March 31–April 9) with that of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017 (April 1–7). The festival will include a MasterClass series celebrating the awards.