2014 World’s 50 Best Restaurants Revealed

Chef René Redzepi and Noma.
Chef René Redzepi and Noma. Copyright The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014 sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna and onEdition Photography.

The culinary elite gathered Monday in London’s historic Guildhall for the announcement of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna. Organized and published by Restaurant magazine*, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants is a globally recognized and prestigious ranking to showcase the very best of the international fine dining scene.

“We are proud to support top culinary talent from around the world,” said Karen Ress, Vice President and General Manager of Nestlé Waters International Brands. “The celebrated chefs and restaurants on this list embody the values that are at the heart of both S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna – passion, authenticity and craftsmanship.”

In front of a crowd of esteemed chefs, restaurateurs, and international media, the acclaimed title of the top restaurant on the list was once again bestowed upon Noma and Chef René Redzepi, who last ranked number one in 2012

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards represent the opinions of over 900 international leaders in the restaurant industry, each selected for their expert opinion of the international restaurant scene. What constitutes as “best” is left to the judgment of these trusted and well-traveled gourmets. These individuals make up The Diners Club International World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy which represents 26 separate regions around the world. Each region has its own panel of 36 members including a chairperson. The panel includes food critics, chefs, restaurateurs and highly regarded ‘gastronomes’ each of whom has seven votes. Of the seven votes, at least three must be used to recognize restaurants outside of the voter’s region.

The restaurants are as follows:

1. Noma, Copenhagen, Denmark
2. El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain
3. Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy
4. Eleven Madison Park, New York
5. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London
6. Mugaritz, San Sebastian, Spain
7. D.O.M., Sao Paulo, Brazil
8. Arzak, San Sebastian, Spain
9. Alinea, Chicago
10. The Ledbury, London
11. Mirazur, Menton, France
12. Vendôme, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
13. Nahm, Bangkok, Thailand
14. Narisawa, Tokyo, Japan
15. Central, Lima, Peru
16. Steirereck, Vienna, Austria
17. Gaggan, Bangkok, Thailand
18. Astrid Y Gastón, Lima, Peru
19. Fäviken, Järpen, Sweden
20. Pujol, Mexico City, Mexico
21. Le Bernardin, New York
22. Vila Joya, Albufeira, Portugal
23. Restaurant Frantzén, Stockholm, Sweden
24. Amber, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
25. Arpège, Paris, France
26. Azurmendi, Larrabetzu, Spain
27. Le Chateaubriand, Paris, France
28. Aqua, Wolfsburg, Germany
29. De Librije, Zwolle, Netherlands
30. Per Se, New York
31. L’Atelier de J?el Robuchon Saint-Germain, Paris, France
32. Attica, Melbourne, Australia
33. Nihonryori RyuGin, Tokyo, Japan
34. Asador Etxebarri, Atxondo, Spain
35. Martín Berasategui, Lasarte-Oria, Spain
36. Mani, Sao Paulo, Brazil
37. Restaurant André, Singapore
38. L’Astrance, Paris, France
39. Piazza Duomo, Alba, Italy
40. Daniel, New York
41. Quique Dacosta, Denia, Spain
42. Geranium, Copenhagen, Denmark
43. Schloss Schauenstein, Fürstenau, Switzerland
44. The French Laundry, Yountville
45. Hof Van Cleve, Kruishoutem, Belgium
46. Le Calandre, Rubano, Italy
47. The Fat Duck, Bray, UK
48. The Test Kitchen, Cape Town, South Africa
49. Coi, San Francisco
50. Waku Ghin, Singapore

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