On 29 April 2014 the eyes of the world will once more fall on London as the World's 50 Best Restaurants Awards take place. Organised by Restaurant Magazine, the awards aim to get people talking about restaurants, and to shine a bright light on excellence and innovation in an exciting industry.
With just one week to go until the World's 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2012 on 30 April at the London Guildhall speculation is mounting over which chefs will be celebrating and which restaurant will be taking home the top prize.
In the ten years since the World's 50 Best Restaurants Awards was launched a wide variety of gastronomic and dining styles have been represented in the top 50 so as excitement builds for the 2012 list BigHospitality asked chefs and experts what makes...
Elena Arzak, joint head chef with her father Juan Mari at their restaurant Arzak in Spain, has been awarded the Veuve Clicquot World's Best Female Chef Award 2012 by the World's 50 Best Restaurants Awards.
A new interactive reservation experience, voiced by actor John Hurt, has been created by Heston Blumenthal for The Fat Duck which allows diners to enter a secret online sweetshop and view an animated version of the menu.
Elena Arzak is the third generation of chefs to work at Arzak in San Sebastian in Spain. She currently runs the restaurant, number eight on the S.Pellegrino World's 50 Restaurants list, with her father Juan Mari.