The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2016

  • Posted 22 months Ago

The official list of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants has been announced for 2016, with Osteria Francescana taking the top spot for the very first time. The small venue in Modena, Italy is lead by chef Massimo Bottura and is famed for dishes such as "five stages of Parmigiano Reggiano," "eel swimming up the Po river," and "tribute to Thelonius Monk." The restaurant, which came second last year, knocked Spain’s El Celler de Can Roca off of the top spot.

The highest ranking British restaurant on the list is The Ledbury in London which came in at 14. The Clove Club and Dinner by Heston Blumenthal also represented the capital, the former being the highest new entry on the list at 26, and the latter dropping from no.7 last year all the way down to 45.

Take a look at the full list below and head to for more information on all of the restaurants.

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The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016
1. Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy
2. El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain
3. Eleven Madison Park, New York, USA
4. Central, Lima, Peru
5. Noma, Copenhagen, Denmark
6. Mirazur, Menton, France
7. Mugaritz, San Sebastian, Spain
8. Narisawa, Tokyo, Japan
9. Steirereck, Vienna, Austria
10. Asador Etxebarri, Axpe, Spain
11. D.O.M., Sao Paulo, Brazil
12. Quintonil, Mexico City, Mexico
13. Maido, Lima, Peru
14. The Ledbury, London, UK
15. Alinea, Chicago, USA
16. Azurmendi, Larrabetzu, Spain
17. Piazza Duomo, Alba, Italy
18. White Rabbit, Moscow, Russia
19. Arpege, Paris, France
20. Amber, Hong Kong, China
21. Arzak, San Sebastian, Spain
22. The Test Kitchen, Cape Town, South Africa
23. Gaggan, Bangkok, Thailand
24. Le Bernardin, New York, USA
25. Pujol, Mexico City, Mexico
26. The Clove Club, London, UK
27. Saison, San Francisco, USA
28. Geranium, Copenhagen, Denmark
29. Tickets, Barcelona, Spain
30. Astrid y Gaston, Lima, Peru
31. Nihonryori RyuGin, Tokyo, Japan
32. Restaurant Andre, Singapore
33. Attica, Melbourne, Australia
34. Restaurant Tim Raue, Berlin, Germany
35. Vendome, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
36. Borago, Santiago, Chile
37. Nahm, Bangkok, Thailand
38. De Librije, Zwolle, Netherlands
39. Le Calandre, Rubano, Italy
40. Relae, Copenhagen, Denmark
41. Faviken, Jarpen, Sweden
42. Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet, Shanghai, China
43. Biko, Mexico City, Mexico
44. Estela, New York, USA
45. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London, UK
46. Combal Zero, Rivoli, Italy
47. Schloss Schauenstein, Furstenau, Switzerland
48. Blue Hill at Stone Barns, New York, USA
49. Quique Dacosta, Denia, Spain
50. Septime, Paris, France