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Lyle's is a new entry on the 51-100 section of the World's 50 Best list

Huge congratulations to James Lowe and his team at Lyle's who have just been listed as a new entry in the 51-100 portion of this year's World's 50 Best list. The top 50 will be announced in a ceremony in New York later this month but, for now, the big news for London restaurants is that Lyle's is a new entry.

We caught up with James just after service today to find out his reaction to being the only British new entry on this part of the list. " It's brilliant," he told us, "the team are super happy."  He also said that it was nice to see more casual places on the list and not just dining experiences. For him, the most positive thing is that for foodie tourists, being on the Top 100 list is a big deal - Lyle's is likely to be on a lot of must-try lists for visitors from now on. 

It's also good news for St John's which is there at No 91, one step up from last year's position and for Hedone which remains at No 60.

And, while we've no idea of what it's that top 50, we're pretty confident that this means great things for The Clove Club which last year was just outside the top 50 at 55. 

Here's the full 51-100 list:

  • 51 Maní, São Paulo, Brazil
  • 52 Per Se, New York, USA
  • 53 Hof Van Cleve, Kruishoutem, Belgium
  • 54 The Jane, Antwerp, Belgium NEW ENTRY
  • 55 Nerua, Bilbao, Spain
  • 56 Mikla, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 57 L’Astrance, Paris, France
  • 58 Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée, Paris, France
  • 59 Martín Berasategui, Lasarte-Oria, Spain
  • 60 Hedone, London, UK (no change)
  • 61 Maaemo, Oslo, Norway
  • 62 La Grenouillère, La Madelaine Sous Montreuil, France RE-ENTRY
  • 63 Aqua, Wolfsburg, Germany
  • 64 Lasai, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil NEW ENTRY
  • 65= Brae, Birregurra, Australia
  • 65= Lyle’s, London, UK NEW ENTRY
  • 67 The Restaurant at Meadowood, St. Helena, USA
  • 68 Tegui, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 69 Epicure, Paris, France NEW ENTRY
  • 70 Burnt Ends, Singapore, Singapore NEW ENTRY
  • 71 Daniel, New York, USA
  • 72 Pavillon Ledoyen, Paris,France NEW ENTRY
  • 73 Hertog Jan, Bruges, Belgium
  • 74 Le Chateaubriand, Paris, France
  • 75 Twins, Moscow, Russia NEW ENTRY
  • 76 La Colombe, Cape Town, South Africa RE-ENTRY
  • 77 Den, Tokyo, Japan NEW ENTRY
  • 78 Belcanto, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 79 Diverxo, Madrid, Spain
  • 80 L’Atelier Saint-Germain de Joël Robuchon Paris, Paris, France
  • 81 Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare, New York, USA NEW ENTRY
  • 82 Hajime, Osaka, Japan
  • 83 Manresa, Los Gatos, USA
  • 84 Reale, Castel Di Sangro, Italy NEW ENTRY
  • 85 The French Laundry, Yountville, USA
  • 86 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana, Hong Kong, China
  • 87 Indian Accent, New Delhi, India
  • 88 Die Schwarzwaldstube, Baiersbronn, Germany RE-ENTRY
  • 89= Benu, San Francisco, USA NEW ENTRY
  • 89= Zuma, Dubai, UAE
  • 91 St John, London, UK (up 1)
  • 92 Quintessence, Tokyo, Japan NEW ENTRY
  • 93 Daniel Berlin, Skåne Tranås, Sweden NEW ENTRY
  • 94 Bras, Laguiole, France
  • 95 L’Effervescence, Tokyo, Japan
  • 96 Cosme, New York, USA NEW ENTRY
  • 97 Momofuku Ko, New York, USA
  • 98 Quay, Sydney, Australia
  • 99 La Petite Maison, Dubai, UAE RE-ENTRY
  • 100 Chestnaya Kuhnya, Moscow, Russia NEW ENTRY

The main event - announcing the 50 Best is on 13 June in New York. For more - visit their website or follow them on Twitter @TheWorlds50Best.

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