Worlds 50 Best Restaurants

Worlds 50 Best Restaurants

Celebrated Copenhagen restaurant Noma, has topped the list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants for the second year running.

Published by Restaurant Magazine the list is compiled after over 800 judges – restaurant experts from around the world – nominate and then vote for restaurants in the competition, informing foodies from around the world where to go next, and recognising the innovation and taste of chefs from around the globe.

Chef Rene Redzepi’s victory and continued success reflects the continued excitement around his unique use of local and regional ingredients and outstanding execution.

Spanish cuisine remains prominent in the list. Although Spain’s El Bulli, a previously top-spot restaurant in Spain, controversially didn’t feature in this year’s list because the owner plans to close it down later this year. The second and third place awards went to two Spanish restaurants: three-Michelin-starred Girona restaurant, El Celler de Can Roca, and Mugaritz in the Basque country, returning to full strength after a devastating fire in 2010.

The traditional cookery powerhouses continue to rule, with almost half the list compromising restaurants in France, Italy, Spain and the US.

But this year has seen an infusion of international restaurants and new entries. Among them is Russian Vavravy in Moscow at 48, Peru’s Lima’s Astrid Y Gaston at 42, DOM in Sao Paulo at 7th place and two Mexican restaurants, Biko and Pujol, 31 and 41 respectively.

British restaurants remain popular with Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck at number five, The Ledbury at number 34, Claude Bosi’s Hibiscus, up six places from last year at 43, and Fergus Henderson’s St John up two places to 41.

For more information and the complete list of the winners, see

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