9 Mar 2013

'World's best restaurant' apologises after diners fall ill

2:51 pm on 9 March 2013

More than 60 people have suffered food poisoning at a Danish restaurant described as the world's best eatery.

Health officials say diners at Copenhagen's Noma restaurant fell sick over a five-day period in February, suffering from vomiting and diarrhoea.

Reports say the source may have been a sick kitchen employee.

The BBC reports that Noma, which topped Restaurant magazine's list of the world's 50 best restaurants from 2010 - 2012, has apologised.

Officials from the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration revealed the results of their inspection on Friday.