It's official! New York's Eleven Madison Park (pictured above) is the world's best restaurant for 2017. The honour was bestowed by leading food publication The World's 50 Best Restaurants during an awards ceremony in Melbourne yesterday, where they also announced the full list of 50 best restaurants for the year. Eleven Madison Park knocked last year's winner Osteria Francescana to the second spot while Spain's El Celler de Can Roca completes the top three.

Despite the inclusion of Zuma and La Petite Maison in last year's extended top 100 list, no Middle Eastern restaurants made the cut this year. Discover the full list here...

Now, read about Michelin-starred chef Greg Malouf's new culinary destination in Dubai, Zahira.