Indian Accent And Masque Rank In The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2024 List

Mumbai’s Masque and Indian Accent Delhi make India proud by making it to the top 100 in the world.

May 29, 2024

The countdown to the World’s 50 Best Restaurants for 2024 has begun as the extended list of restaurants ranked from No.51 to No.100 is revealed, ahead of this year’s awards ceremony in Las Vegas on June 5, 2024. Two Indian restaurants have made it to the list this year—Masque, Mumbai and Indian Accent, Delhi.

At Number 78 Masque, Mumbai has finally debuted in the World 50 Best Restaurants list. Under the leadership of restaurateur Aditi Dugar, Masque has garnered numerous accolades since its inception in 2016. The restaurant has carved a niche for itself by highlighting the wealth of India’s indigenous produce, extracting maximum flavour from local ingredients and serving in a contemporary avatar. Following the departure of founding chef Prateek Sadhu in 2022, Mumbai native Varun Totlani has taken over the culinary direction at Masque, quickly establishing his own stellar reputation. Totlani’s dishes such as turmeric scampi and sea buckthorn pani puri are stellar showcase of the restaurant’s philosophy. Masque also opened Masque Lab in 2020, a 1200 sq ft lab, where the Masque team, experiments with and tests ingredients to create an unthought-of dish with its root in Indian flavours.

 

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“Debuting on the World’s 50 Best is more than just an accolade. It’s a testament and honor to represent the rich tapestry of Indian cuisine on a global stage. This milestone fuels us and is a moment of immense pride and joy for the entire team at Masque. It’s also a very exciting time for Indian cuisine, celebrating its diversity and richness of culinary traditions,” said Dugar on the accolade.

At Number 89, India’s flagbearer of modern Indian restaurants, the Delhi outpost of Indian Accent. has made a comeback in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. Culinary director, chef Manish Mehrotra’s foresight and inventive tasting menus has led to a skillful blend of traditional Indian flavours with unique twists. The Indian Accent menu features a vibrant array of small bites, followed by signature specialities such as the Gongura Sea Bass and Daulat Ki Chaat. This restaurant consistently elevates the standards of contemporary Indian cuisine.

 

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“Staying consistent over the years is hard work that the Indian Accent team is acing. Delivering guest delight to ensure that anyone who walks into Indian Accent, leaves happy is our ultimate goal. That is what Indian Accent is all about. The constant support of Rohit Khattar (founder of Old World Hospitality and EHV International, the parent company) gives us the confidence that someone always has our backs,” Chef Manish Mehrotra, Culinary Director of Indian Accent spoke of his secret sauce to success. Mehrotra played a key role in opening the third and much-awaited outpost of Indian Accent in Mumbai, in 2023. The kitchens in Mumbai are supervised by young talented, chef Rijul Gulati. Indian Accent New York opened its doors in 2016

The World’s 50 Best Restaurant list features restaurants across six continents and is compiled from the votes of 1,080 independent experts from the world of gastronomy, from food journalists and globally renowned chefs to travelling gastronomes.