Calling all foodies! The world’s greatest restaurants have been revealed at the annual World’s 50 Best Awards, which took place in Melbourne, Australia, on Wednesday.
Eleven Madison Park in New York triumphed as the Best Restaurant in North America and the World’s Best Restaurant this year. The Madison Avenue establishment, which puts a “New York twist on modern European,” is led by Swiss-born cook Daniel Humm, who won his first Michelin star at 24. He became executive chef at the restaurant in 2006 and is now co-owner with restauranteur Will Guidara.
Praised for offering a “harmonious” customer experience, Humm and Guidara’s restaurant will no doubt attract visitors from around the world, despite the $295 price tag for the 11 course tasting menu.
“It’s the perfect partnership of outstanding hospitality and exquisite food in an iconic setting in New York City that makes Eleven Madison Park the No.1 in the The World’s 50 Best Restaurants,” the event’s website says.
Eleven Madison Park’s rise to the top of the list meant Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy, dropped into second place from number one. Last year’s number two, El Celler de can Roca in Girona, Spain, fell to number three.
Paris was the city with the most entries on the list, but Lima in Peru also deserves a special mention as it secured two places inside the top 10.
Only one Singaporean restaurant made it to the list: Restaurant Andre, run by chef Andre Chiang and team, which placed in thr 14th spot. Other notable Asian restaurants on the list include Gaggan (Bangkok), Nahm (Bangkok), Amber (Hong Kong) and Narisawa (Tokyo).
The restaurants were judged by an ‘academy’ of over 1000 industry experts, including chefs, restauranteurs and critics, who voted across 26 regions.
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Want to know where else you can find the world’s finest food? Here’s the full list:
1. Eleven Madison Park (New York, US)
2. Osteria Francescana (Modena, Italy)
3. El Celler de Can Roca (Girona, Spain)
4. Mirazur (Menton, France)
5. Central (Lima, Peru)
6. Asador Etxebarri (Axpe, Spain)
7. Gaggan (Bangkok, Thailand)
8. Maido (Lima, Peru)
9. Mugaritz (Errenteria, Spain)
10. Steirereck (Vienna, Austria)
11. Blue Hill at Stone Barns (New York, US)
12. L’Arpège (Paris, France)
13. Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée (Paris, France)
14. Restaurant Andre (Singapore)
15. Piazza Duomo (Alba, Italy)
16. D.O.M. (São Paulo, Brazil)
17. Le Bernardin (New York, US)
18. Narisawa (Tokyo, Japan)
19. Geranium (Copenhagen, Denmark)
20. Pujol (Mexico City, Mexico)
21. Alinea (Chicago, US)
22. Quintonil (Mexico City, Mexico)
23. White Rabbit (Moscow, Russia)
24. Amber (Hong Kong)
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25. Tickets (Barcelona, Spain)
26. The Clove Club (London, UK)
27. The Ledbury (London, UK)
28. Nahm (Bangkok, Thailand)
29. Le Calandre (Rubano, Italy)
30. Arzak (San Sebastian, Spain)
31. Alléno Paris au Pavillon Ledoyen (Paris, France)
32. Attica (Melbourne, Australia)
33. Astrid y Gastón (Lima, Peru)
34. De Librije (Zwolle, Netherlands)
35. Septime (Paris, France)
36. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal (London, UK)
37. Saison (San Francisco, USA)
38. Azurmendi (Larrabetzu, Spain)
39. Relae (Copenhagen, Denmark)
40. Cosme (New York, US)
41. Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet (Shanghai, China)
42. Boragó (Santiago, Chile)
43. Reale (Castel Di Sangro, Italy)
44. Brae (Birregurra, Australia)
45. Den (Tokyo, Japan)
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46. L’Astrance (Paris, France)
47. Vendôme (Cologne, Germany)
48. Restaurant Tim Raue (Berlin, Germany)
49. Tegui (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
50. Hof Van Cleve (Kruishoutem, Belgium)
By Katie Jones for Harper’s BAZAAR US
Additional reporting by Pakkee