worlds50logo-w5brNoma have reclaimed their place back at the top of the World’s Best list after their run was interrupted by Spanish rival El Celler de Can Roca. Head Chef Rene Redzepi said  “We didn’t expect it at all, we thought we had had our moment on this list. I know that for the team, this is the biggest moment.”

Two UK restaurants made the top 10 with Dinner by Heston Blumenthal placing at number 5 and Brett Graham’s The Ledbury coming in at number 10. Voted by 900 industry experts organised by Restaurant magazine, this list tends to polarise industry observers. Original editor Chandos Elletson says “Michelin is still the barometer that serious people judge restaurants. But from a bookings point of view, 50 Best is the leader.”

Brett Graham
Brett Graham

The top 50 restaurants

1) Noma, Copenhagen, Denmark

2) El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain

3) Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy

4) Eleven Madison Park, New York, USA

5) Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London, UK 

6) Mugaritz, San Sebastián, Spain

7) D.O.M, Sao Paulo, Brazil

8) Arzak, San Sebastian, Spain

9) Alinea, Chicago, USA

10) The Ledbury, London, UK

11) Mirazur, Menton, France

12) Vendome, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany

13) Nahm, Bangkok, Thailand

14) Narisawa, Tokyo, Japan

15) Central, Lima, Peru

16) Steirereck, Vienna, Austria

17) Gaggan, Bangkok, Thailand

18) Astrid y Gastón, Lima, Peru 

19) Fäviken Järpen, Sweden

20) Pujol, Mexico City, Mexico

21) Le Bernardin, New York, USA

22) Vila Joya, Albufeira, Portugal

23) Restaurant Frantzén, Stockholm, Sweden

24) Amber, Hong Kong, China

25) L’Arpège, Paris, France

26) Azuermendi, Larrabetzu, Spain

27) Le Chateaubriand, Paris, France

28) Aqua, Wolfsburg, Germany

29) De Libreije, Zwolle, Netherlands

30) Per Se, New York, USA

31) L’Atelier Saint-Germain de Joël Robuchon, Paris, France

32) Attica, Melbourne, Australia

33) Nihonryori RyuGin, Tokyo, Japan

34) Asador Etxebarri, Atxondo, Spain

35) Martin Beragategui, San Sebastian, Spain

36) Mani, Sao Paolo, Brazil

37) Restaurant Andrew, Singapore

38) L’Astrance, Paris, France

39) Piazza Duomo, Alba, Italy

40) Daniel, New York, USA

41) Quique Dacosta, Denia, Spain

42) Geranium, Copenhagen, Denmark

43) Schloss Schauenstein, Furstenau, Switzerland

44) The French Laundry, Yountville, USA

45) Hof Van Cleve, Kruishoutem, Belgium

46) Le Calandre, Rubano, Italy

47) The Fat Duck, Bray, UK 

48) The Test Kitchen, Cape Town, South Africa

49) Coi, San Francisco, USA

50) Waku Ghin, Singapore

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