Lonely Planet Writer

France accuses restaurant awards of prejudice

French chefs in awards boycott call.
French chefs in awards boycott call. Image by Nathan Hughes Hamilton / CC BY 2.0

For the third year running France has failed to top the World’s Top 50 Restaurant rankings sparking accusations within France of the competition being anti-French. Five French restaurants made it into the overall list but France failed to make it into the top ten for the third consecutive year. An internet petition against the competition has had 350 signatures, including those of tops French chefs, asking for sponsors to boycott the awards. Read more: thelocal.fr