Having a wonderful meal in a wonderful restaurant can be a wonderful experience. Trying different dishes in different surroundings can be such an enjoyable experience that can stay with you forever.

Restaurants are places where you can create memories that will last a lifetime. You can propose over a candle lit dinner or let someone know you love them. Make it a place to bond with your girlfriends or enjoy a night out with the boys or spend some quality time with your family.

A restaurant can also be a place which can make or break a deal. Whatever the occasion, here are some award winning and memory making restaurants for you to experience from all around the world.

Also listed here is some information about the best restaurant guides in the world, some prestigious awards and also famous chefs. It really is important to be knowledgeable in all areas of life to make it a quality life. What’s the point in being wealthy and being able to enjoy life and not doing it with style?


Iron Chef
This cooking program has taken the world by storm and so it should. The Japanese cooking contest against three of the world’s best chefs and a challenger in Kitchen Stadium is so original and very addictive. It has to be seen to be believed. The fan sites are a must see.

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants for 2011

This is a list that Restaurant Magazine has been putting out since 2002. It is a highly regarded list and an excellent place to begin your fine dining or continue your fine dining experiences with.


Food Guides
Age Good Food Guide

This is an annual guide for food in Melbourne, Australia. It awards the coveted chef hats to the best restaurants. Three means excellence.


Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide
This is an annual guide for food in Sydney, Australia. It awards the coveted chef hats to the best restaurants. Three means excellence.


The Michelin Guide
This is a legendary guide which lists only the cream of the crop! The red book comes out in the first week of March and it awards restaurants between one and three stars, and they are coveted. Getting one, or one more, can create a legend; losing one can result in significant heartbreak. Guides available for France started in 1900, Britain started in 1911 and New York started in 2006.


Zagat is another famous guide which lists the best restaurants to dine in around the world. There are many other categories they review including hotels and nightlife. The winners are decided by around 250,000 voters worldwide who rate over 20,000 restaurants from around the world on food, décor, service and cost. To subscribe for a low US$2.08 each month click HERE or see the banner below.


Bocuse d’Or
This is the world’s most prestigious culinary competition, held every two years in Lyon, France. There are also competitions in Europe, Asia and Latin America. It is the arena for today’s exceptionally talented chefs to show their skills to the world and gain fame and fortune. It is a true “Formula 1” for Chefs.


The James Beard Foundation
James Beard is known as the father of American gastronomy. Throughout his life he set the highest standards and served as a mentor to new talent until his death in 1985. The awards are held on the first Monday in May to celebrate Beard’s birthday as well as the finest chefs and restaurants amongst many other culinary categories. It is a very prestigious honour to win an award.


Acorn Awards
The Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of industry professionals under the age of 30 who go above and beyond the call of duty in their every day roles.

They are prestigious awards which are credited with finding the future leaders in the hospitality industry. Superstar chefs that were discovered have included Marco Pierre White, Gary Rhodes and Michael Caines.

Zagat Surveys

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