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    Two Belgian restaurants named in world’s top 100

    Two Belgian restaurants made it into the top 100 of the list that ranks the best 1,000 restaurants in the world. Credit: Hof Van Cleve/Facebook.

    Two Belgian restaurants have been named in the top 100 restaurants in the world for 2020, according to French global restaurant ranking system, ‘La Liste’, the results of which were revealed on Monday.

    In the list of the top 1,000 restaurants in the world, Hof Van Cleve restaurant, located in the countryside of Kruishoutem in west Belgium, comes in 68th place. Hof Van Cleve is also the only restaurant in Belgium with three Michelin stars.

    Not too far behind Hof Van Cleve in ‘La Liste’ comes Pastorale restaurant in 93rd place. The restaurant is located in the Antwerp municipality of Rumst.

    Sugalabo in Tokyo (Japan), Guy Savoy in Paris (France), Le Bernardin in New York (United States) and Ryugin in Tokyo (Japan) all came in joint first place.

    Guy Savoy’s restaurant in France has been at the top of ‘La Liste’ for the past four years in a row.

    To come up with the scores, the organisers behind ‘La Liste’ gather reviews of more than 600 guidebooks, ask the opinions of several thousands of chefs, calculate the review scores of restaurants weighted according to the trustworthiness of guidebooks and, finally, integrate customer reviews to come up with the final ranking.

    Evie McCullough
    The Brussels Times