World’s Top 50 Best Restaurants

  1. Singlethread, California
  2. Ikoyi, London
  3. Leo, Bogotá, Colombia
  4. Oteque, Rio de Janeiro
  5. Belcanto, Lisbon
  6. Narisawa, Tokyo
  7. Le Bernardin, New York
  8. Boragó, Santiago, Chile
  9. Quique Dacosta, Dénia, Spain
  10. La Cime, Osaka, Japan
  11. Schloss Schauenstein, Fürstenau, Switzerland
  12. Sorn, Bangkok
  13. Jordnær, Copenhagen
  14. Fyn, Cape Town
  15. Odette, Singapore
  16. The Clove Club, London
  17. Hisa Franko, Kobarid, Slovenia
  18. Atomix, New York City
  19. Mayta, Lima, Peru
  20. Arpège, Paris
  21. Florilège, Tokyo
  22. St Hubertus, Dolomites, Italy
  23. Le Clarence, Paris
  24. Hof van Cleve, Kruisem, Belgium
  25. Restaurant Tim Raue, Berlin
  26. Frantzén, Stockholm
  27. The Chairman, Hong Kong
  28. The Jane, Antwerp, Belgium
  29. Septime, Paris
  30. Mugaritz, San Sebastian, Spain
  31. Den, Tokyo
  32. Piazza Duomo, Alba, Italy
  33. Alchemist, Copenhagen
  34. Nobelhart & Schmutzig, Berlin
  35. Elkano, Basque Country, Spain
  36. Reale, Castel di Sangro, Italy
  37. Don Julio, Buenos Aires
  38. Steirereck, Vienna
  39. Uliassi, Senigallia, Italy
  40. Maido, Lima, Peru
  41. Le Calandre, Sarmeola di Rubano, Italy
  42. Quintonil, Mexico City
  43. Lido 84, Gardone Riviera, Italy
  44. A Casa do Porco, São Paulo
  45. Asador Etxebarri, Basque Country, Spain
  46. Pujol, Mexico City
  47. DiverXO, Madrid, Spain
  48. Disfrutar, Barcelona, Spain
  49. Central, Lima, Peru
  50. Geranium, Copenhagen

I haven’t been to any of them.

Looks like Canada doesn’t exist. (The food sucks up here. )


Canada? Canada who?

The US barely made the list. Italy owns it.

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You have to look to the way the voting works to understand why that might be the case. It may also explain why the two listed UK restaurants are there, when they’d probably not hit anyone Top 50 UK restaurants, let alone Top 50 World. Of the five in the Top 100, all are in London and three are in the same small district of Shoreditch.

Treat it as a bit of fun, designed to feature this year’s internationally “trending” restaurants, rather than an assessment of quality.

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All lists are fun and open season for criticism.

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Yes. Agree.

I’m surprised to find two Berlin restaurants in the top 25. I’ve been to Tim Raue’s old place that was heavily influenced by “Asian” techniques and ingredients. I still remember being presented with a white cardboard box containing a super-duper special melon from Japan (of which only a certain number get exported per year) as if it were the restaurant owner’s firstborn.

It tasted like melon.

The other one, “Nobelhart & Schmutzig” has such a stupid name and such a pompous concept I couldn’t be arsed to check it out.


Why your list is reversed?


I was building suspense. 50 to 1. :drum:

But there’s a bug in the software the site uses that doesn’t always work well with numeric values.

I reported it April 3 but assume it’s so obscure it was assigned a low to zero priority.

I’ve tried most of these. Eat at Joe’s , folks. Eat at Joe’s.

Couldn’t agree more. There’s also the issue of restaurateurs who refuse to engage/humor the raters or rating organizations. Steve Johnson here in Boston was a case in point. Turning out fabulous food in a succession of restaurants, but never received recognition that many of his peers did because he didn’t play along.

Respectfully disagree about the food in Canada! There are a number of places in Montreal we would go well out of our way for.

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I was joking. Sometimes Americans don’t get Canadian humour. :rofl:

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Nor can they properly spell the word. :grinning:


But our cars and roads aren’t broken. :smirk:

Says someone who’s recently been to PA. Now that’s truly funny. Worst potholes I’ve seen in my life.

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You have to visit Saskatoon!

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Oh yeah. I forgot about the potholes. Tons of those. Lol So many detours in Minneapolis right now due to road repairs. Some places I can get close enough to see but there’s no way to reach the parking lot. What the heck?

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MN and WI cities are a shtshow right now with all the construction. Like you said, you can see the place you want to eat at; but can’t figure how to get there.

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