Masque And Indian Accent Make It To The World's Best Restaurants 2024 List

The restaurants under the 51-100 list for World's 50 Best Restaurants is out and 2024 is a good year for Masque and Indian Accent as both get their special place with their innovative Indian flavours. Read on!

Published On May 24, 2024 | Updated On May 24, 2024


Food lovers around the globe, rejoice! The list of winning restaurants from 51-100 under the World's 50 Best Restaurants 2024 list is out, and guess what? Indian cuisine is well-represented this year! We're not just talking about any restaurants either — Masque in Mumbai and Indian Accent in New Delhi have secured coveted spots on the prestigious extended list, ranked 78th and 89th respectively. This is again a huge win for Indian gastronomy, showcasing its vibrant flavours and innovative techniques on a global stage.

But before we delve deeper into these culinary gems, let's talk about the World's 50 Best Restaurants 2024 list itself. This annual ranking, curated by an academy of over 1,000 culinary experts, is considered the ultimate benchmark for fine dining. The list recognizes the most exceptional restaurants worldwide, taking into account factors like creativity, consistency, technique, and of course, the overall dining experience.

So, what makes Masque and Indian Accents so special?

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Masque is a restaurant that champions seasonal, locally sourced ingredients. Chef Varun Totlani, the mastermind behind Masque's magic, creates progressive Indian cuisine that is both innovative and respectful of tradition. Imagine plates adorned with ingredients like wild greens foraged from the Aravalli hills, or seafood sourced from sustainable practices along the Indian coast. Masque isn't just about the food, though. The restaurant itself is a feast for the senses, with a minimalist design that allows the focus to be squarely on the culinary experience.

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Indian Accent takes diners on a journey through the diverse flavours of India, with a modern twist. Think dishes like black cod cooked in a banana leaf, or lamb shank rogan josh re-imagined with a touch of European flair. Executive chef Manish Mehrotra is known for his meticulous attention to detail and his ability to create dishes that are both familiar and surprising. The restaurant's elegant ambience provides the perfect setting to savour these culinary creations.


The inclusion of Masque and Indian Accent on the World's 50 Best Restaurants 2024 list is a significant milestone for Indian cuisine. It highlights the growing recognition of Indian chefs and their ability to create world-class dining experiences. This is not just about two restaurants, it's about a whole movement of passionate chefs who are pushing the boundaries of Indian food and showcasing its potential to a global audience.

So, if you're looking for a culinary adventure that will tantalise your taste buds and broaden your horizons, then look no further than Indian cuisine. Whether you're lucky enough to snag a table at Masque or Indian Accent, or you're exploring the vibrant street food scene in Mumbai or Delhi, you're in for a treat. Get ready to experience the explosion of flavours, spices, and aromas that is Indian food – it's a journey for your senses that you won't soon forget.

While the World's 50 Best Restaurants list is a great way to discover new and exciting restaurants, it's important to remember that countless other incredible Indian eateries are waiting to be explored. So, don't be afraid to step off the beaten path and try something new. As for us, we cannot wait for the top 50. 

Photo: Manish Mehrotra | Varun Totlani/ Instagram