About the Awards

Launching May 2018 in Paris, the birthplace of the restaurant, The World Restaurant Awards will become the annual occasion to recognise and celebrate the diversity of the international restaurant industry.

That means a move away from the arbitrary pop chart approach currently in vogue for restaurant awards, and returning to the traditional idea of categories judged with robust integrity.

With the highest production values The World Restaurant Awards will be so much more than an invitation-only, glossy event for industry insiders.

It will be packaged for general consumption as a must-watch broadcast for a restaurant-hungry public, one that's increasingly obsessed with eating, drinking and travel.