The World’s 10 Best Restaurants


Restaurant magazine has revealed their yearly ranking of the world’s best restaurants. Richard Vines, the UK and Ireland chair of the awards and chief food critic at Bloomberg, explains, “It’s the restaurant industry’s equivalent of the Oscars.”

For the past three years, the highest ranking belonged to Noma in Copenhagen, Denmark; however there have been big changes this year.

Here are the top 10 best restaurants in the world

10. Vendôme, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany

9. Steirereck, Vienna, Austria

8. Arzak, San Sebastián, Spain

7. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London, United Kingdom

6. D.O.M., Sao Paulo, Brazil

5. Eleven Madison Park, New York, United States

4. Mugaritz, San Sebastain, Spain

3. Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy

2. Noma, Copenhagen , Denmark

1. El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain

And if you are interested, here are the other 50 that made the cut. Have you been to any?

11. Per Se, New York, United States

12. Frantzén/Lindeberg, Stockholm, Sweden

13. The Ledbury, London, United Kingdom

14. Astrid y Gastón, Lima, Peru

15. Alinea, Chicago, United States

16. L’Arpège, Paris, France

17. Pujol, Mexico City, Mexico

18. Le Chateaubriand, Paris, France

19. Le Bernardin, New York, United States

20. Narisawa, Tokyo, Japan

21. Attica, Melbourne, Australia

22. Nihonryori RyuGin, Tokyo, Japan

23. L’Astrance, Paris, France

24. L’Atelier Saint-Germain de Joël Robuchon, Paris, France

25. Hof Van Cleve, Kruishoutem, Belgium

26. Quique Dacosta, Dénia, Spain

27. Le Calandre, Rubano, Italy

28. Mirazur Menton, France

29. Daniel, New York, United States

30. Aqua, Wolfsburg, Germany

31. Biko, Mexico City, Mexico

32. Nahm, Bangkok, Thailand

33. The Fat Duck, Bray, United Kingdom

34. Fäviken, Järpen, Sweden

35. Oud Sluis, Sluis, Netherlands

36. Amber, Hong Kong

37. Vila Joya, Albufeira, Portugal

38. Restaurant Andre, Singapore

39. 8 1/2 Otto E Mezzo Bombana, Hong Kong

40. Combal.Zero, Rivoli, Italy

41. Piazza Duomo, Alba, Italy

42. Schloss Schauenstein, Fürstenau, Switzerland

43. Mr & Mrs Bund, Shanghai, China

44. Asador Etxebarri, Atxondo, Spain

45. Geranium, Copenhagen, Denmark

46. Mani, São Paulo, Brazil

47. The French Laundry, Yountville, United States

48. Quay, Sydney, Australia

49. Septime, Paris, France

50. Central, Lima, Peru


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Denis Foynes

Denis Foynes was born in New York City to Irish parents in 1991. When he was 8, his family returned to Celtic Tiger Ireland. Denis has an International Politics degree from Aberystwyth University in Wales. After completing university, he decided to leave crisis Ireland and relocate to Panama.