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The world's 50 best restaurants: full list


The world's best 50 restaurants list is out, with fewer British restaurants and the US in the lead.Only three UK restaurants have made it into the top 50, the joint-lowest number in the list's 10-year history. And, for the first time, not one of them is in the top five

World's 50 best restaurants

Rank
Restaurant
City
Country
Description

1Noma , Copenhagen, DenmarkCopenhagenDenmarkRene Redzepi and the fanatical foragers at Noma retain their number 1 spot
2El Celler de Can Roca  , Girona, SpainGironaSpainThe three brothers Roca hold their number 2 place
3Mugaritz , San Sebastián, SpainSan SebastiánSpainMugaritz has two dégustation menus that change daily
4D.O.M , Sao Paulo, BrazilSao PauloBrazilChef Alex Atala scours the Amazon to pepper his menu with indigenous ingredients
5Osteria Francescana  , Modena, ItalyModenaItalyMuch of the food at Osteria Francescana takes its inspiration from the art world
6Per Se , New York, USANew YorkUSAThomas Keller's 'urban interpretation' of his French Laundry in California changes its menu daily
7Alinia , Chicago, USAChicagoUSAGrant Achatz is the second-highest placed US chef
8Arzak , San Sebastián, SpainSan SebastiánSpainIf you like your food pretty, this is the place
9Dinner by Heston Blumenthal , London, UKLondonUKThe highest new entry on this year's list and the most highly placed UK restaurant
10Eleven Madison Park , New York, USANew YorkUSAThis restaurant continues to climb, gaining 14 places on this year's list
11Steirereck , Vienna, AustriaViennaAustriaA grand affair with a 35,000-strong wine list and stunning views over the river Wien
12L'Atelier Saint-Germain de Joël Robuchon , Paris, FranceParisFranceWith its emphasis on conviviality, L'Atelier moved Joël Robuchon from fine dining into fun dining
13The Fat Duck , Bray, UKBrayUKHeston Blumenthal's world-famous restaurant in Bray drops from 5th to 13th place
14The Ledbury , London, UKLondonUKBrett Graham's small but perfectly realised restaurant climbs 20 places on last year
15Le Chateaubriand, Paris, FranceParisFranceLe Chateaubriand is effortlessly cool but still fun
16L'Arpège , Paris, FranceParisFranceAn elegant restaurant which serves no red meat
17Pierre Gagnaire , Paris, FranceParisFranceStill one of the most vaunted places to eat in the French capital
18L'Astrance, Paris, FranceParisFrancePascal Barbot opened L'Astrance after making his name at Alain Passard's L'Arpège
19Le Bernadin , New York, USANew YorkUSAFish is the star of the show at Le Bernardin
20Frantzén/Lindeberg , Stockholm, SwedenStockholmSwedenThe second highest new entry in 2012
21Oud Sluis , Sluis, NetherlandsSluisNetherlandsOud Sluis has served fresh fish and oysters for three generations
22Aqua , Wolfsburg, GermanyWolfsburgGermanyAqua's home, the Wolfsburg Ritz-Carlton, overlooks Volkswagen's Autostadt visitor attraction
23Vendôme , Bergisch Gladbach, GermanyBergisch GladbachGermanyFeast on simply prepared dishes that come thick and fast
24Mirazur , Menton, FranceMentonFranceA magnificent view of the sea and an extensive vegetable garden characterise this restaurant on the French-Italian border
25Daniel , New York, USANew YorkUSAOne of Manhattan's most exquisite eating-out experiences
26Iggy's , Singapore, SingaporeSingaporeSingaporeClimbing one place this restaurant continues to impress
27Les Créations de Narisawa , Tokyo, JapanTokyoJapanThe highest placed Japanese restaurant on the list
28Nihonryori RyuGin , Tokyo, JapanTokyoJapanThe menu at Nihonryori RyuGin is built around the seasons
29Quay , Sydney, AustraliaSydneyAustraliaThe home of Peter Gilmore's 'nature-based cuisine'
30Schloss Schauenstein , Fürstenau, SwitzerlandFürstenauSwitzerlandWith only 26 covers, this is one of the smallest restaurants in the list
31Asador Etxebarri , Atxondo, SpainAtxondoSpainHere, part chef, part blacksmith Victor Arguinzoniz deals almost exclusively in grilled food
32Le Calandre , Rubano, ItalyRubanoItalyLe Calandre represents contemporary Italian cooking's middle ground
33De Librije , Zwolle, NetherlandsZwolleNetherlandsChef Jonnie Boer has built his 25-year career on a passion for local, seasonal ingredients
34Fäviken , JärpenSwedenJärpenSwedenThe dishes here remain on the menu for a long time, slowly evolving into something entirely different to the original
35Astrid y Gastón , Lima, PeruLimaPeruGastón Acurio's star continues to rise
36Pujol , Mexico City, MexicoMexico CityMexicoHead chef Enrique Olvera cooks Mexican food 'with soul'
37Momofuku Ssäm Bar , New York, USANew YorkUSAPork takes a starring role at David Chang's informal and buzzing restaurant
38Biko , Mexico City, MexicoMexico CityMexicoA Mexican taste of techno-emotional Spanish cuisine
39Waku Ghin , Singapore,SingaporeThe name is derived from two Japanese words: ‘Waku’ means to 'arise' and 'Ghin' means 'silver'
40Quique Dacosta , Denia, SpainDeniaSpain'Culinary Ecosystem' is the word in this Spanish avant-garde kitchen
41Mathias Dahlgren , Stockholm, SwedenStockholmSwedenAn ever-changing menu reflects a philosophy of freshness and availability
42Hof van Cleve , Kruishoutem, BelgiumKruishoutemBelgiumChef-patron Peter Goossens lives and breathes local produce
43The French Laundry , Yountville, USAYountvilleUSAAn American restaurant with its inspiration in French country restaurants
44Amber , Hong Kong, ChinaHong KongChinaAmber is the signature restaurant of Hong Kong's five-star Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hotel
45Vila Joya , Albufeira, PortugalAlbufeiraPortugalChef Dieter Koschina cooks slow food overlooking the Algarve coast
46Il Canto , Siena, ItalySienaItalyPaolo Lopriore offers non-traditional food in a region with a fiercely protected culinary identity
47Bras , Laguiole, FranceLaguioleFranceMichel Bras forages little-known herbs and vegetables and gently coaxes the best out of them
48Manresa , Los Gatos, USALos GatosUSAA showcase for the inventive cuisine of chef-proprietor David Kinch
49Geranium , Copenhagen, DenmarkCopenhagenDenmarkA kitchen on a mission to create meals that involve all the senses
50Nahm , Bangkok, ThailandBangkokThailandServing authentic Thai food, this is David Thompson's first restaurant in Bangkok


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