The world’s 50 best restaurants


Enrico Crippa from Alba’s Piazza Duomo celebrates being placed at No.15

While the wine world is looking to Bordeaux, this week all foodie eyes are on Sydney, where the glitterati of the restaurant world convened for the annual awards ceremony announcing The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. Here’s the full list

The top spot was taken by New York’s Eleven Madison Park, as last year’s No.1, Osteria Francescana, slipped to No.2. France, Spain and the USA all stole six spots in the top 50 – but the UK wasn’t forgotten, with three London hot-spots making it in: Dinner by Heston Blumenthal (36), The Ledbury (27) and The Clove Club (26 – read our review from earlier in the year here). One of the newest additions to London’s bakery scene, creator of the Cronut and conveniently close to No.3 St James’s Street, Dominique Ansel was named The World’s Best Pastry Chef; while Heston Blumenthal walked away with the Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award.

The world’s 50 best restaurants
  1. Eleven Madison Park, New York, USA
  2. Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy
  3. El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain
  4. Mirazur, Menton, France
  5. Central, Lima, Peru
  6. Asador Etxebarri, Axpe, Spain
  7. Gaggan, Bangkok, Thailand
  8. Maido, Lima, Peru
  9. Mugaritz, San Sebastian, Spain
  10. Steirereck, Vienna, Austria
  11. Blue Hill at Stone Barns, New York, USA
  12. Arpège, Paris, France
  13. Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée, Paris, France (re-entry)
  14. Restaurant André, Singapore
  15. Piazza Duomo, Alba, Italy
  16. O.M., São Paulo, Brazil
  17. Le Bernardin, New York, USA
  18. Narisawa, Tokyo, Japan
  19. Geranium, Copenhagen, Denmark
  20. Pujol, Mexico City, Mexico
  21. Alinea, Chicago, USA
  22. Quintonil, Mexico City, Mexico
  23. White Rabbit, Moscow, Russia
  24. Amber, Hong Kong, China
  25. Tickets, Barcelona, Spain
  26. The Clove Club, London, UK
  27. The Ledbury, London, UK
  28. Nahm, Bangkok, Thailand
  29. Le Calandre, Rubano, Italy
  30. Arzak, San Sebastian, Spain
  31. Alléno Paris au Pavillon Ledoyen, Paris, France (new entry)
  32. Attica, Melbourne, Australia
  33. Astrid y Gastón, Lima, Peru
  34. De Librije, Zwolle, Netherlands
  35. Septime, Paris, France
  36. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London, UK
  37. Saison, San Francisco, USA
  38. Azurmendi, Larrabetzu, Spain
  39. Relae, Copenhagen, Denmark
  40. Cosme, New York, USA (new entry)
  41. Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet, Shanghai, China
  42. Boragó, Santiago, Chile
  43. Reale, Castel Di Sangro, Italy (new entry)
  44. Brae, Birregurra, Australia (new entry)
  45. Den, Tokyo, Japan (new entry)
  46. L’Astrance, Paris, France (re-entry)
  47. Vendôme, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
  48. Restaurant Tim Raue, Berlin, Germany
  49. Tegui, Buenos Aires, Argentina (new entry)
  50. Hof Van Cleve, Kruishoutem, Belgium (re-entry)