The best restaurant in the world is in a football stadium
The best restaurant in the world is Geranium in Copenhagen.
At Geranium, the specialty is seasonal Scandinavian cuisine, served on the 8th floor of a football stadium with a view of the park. It was opened in the midst of the financial crisis, in 2010. “The odds were against us,” said chief owner Rasmus Kofoed, in a speech after his victory.
This is the second year in a row that a restaurant in Denmark’s capital has topped the list. Last year, Noma won first place.
The second best restaurant in the world this year is Central, in Lima. Number 3 was Disfrutar in Barcelona.
The ceremony took place in London at Old Billingsgate, a redeveloped fish market on the River Thames amid London’s brutal heatwave; the night was expected to be the hottest in the city’s history at around 30 °C (86 °F). The event was hosted by actor Stanley Tucci. There was little mention of the heat wave during the ceremony.
Some former No. 1 winners, including Jean Roca of El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Spain, came throughout the ceremony to present the awards. Most surprising was Will Guidara, the former co-owner of Eleven Madison Park, who had a high-profile split with chef Daniel Humm, the restaurant’s current owner, who was recently hit by negative press over the restaurant’s living wages. personal.
In February, World’s 50 Best announced it was moving the awards from their original location to Moscow, in rapid response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. There are no restaurants in Russia on this year’s list, although last year there were two places in Moscow in the top 30. (Russian voters were included; voting took place before the war in Ukraine, according to William Drew, content director for World’s 50 Best Restaurants.)
Past winners are not eligible to win again. This notably includes Noma, which has won the award five times, including last year. It now features in a ‘Best of the Best’ category that includes Mirazur in the south of France, which won in 2019 and was the best restaurant in the world for two years, as the awards were canceled in 2020 following of the pandemic.
With Eleven Madison Park also in the emeritus category, the best American restaurant is Atomix, Korean tasting menu destination in New York, at No. 33. Asia, which has been particularly affected by pandemic restrictions, has just been listed in the top 20 with Den in Tokyo. Last year, several Asian restaurants were in the top 10.
This year’s ranking was compiled from the votes of 1,070 people in the food world, from 27 regions around the world.
The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list is curated and compiled by UK-based William Reed Business Media. The list began in 2002, in Restaurant magazine.
The second half of the list, places ranked 51-100, was announced in early July. Winners included the Mexican-accented Kol in London, by Noma alum Santiago Lastra, as a new entry at No. 73. Another London restaurant, Brat, came in at No. 81, despite landing in the No. 3 position. at the national restaurant Estrella Damm. Awards earlier this year.
“One to Watch” was awarded to AM by Alexandre Mazziain Marseille, which has three Michelin stars and offers a menu with African accents. Among other dedicated awards, one was given to the founders of #CookforUkraine, Olia Hercules and Alissa Timoshkina, as “Champions of Change”.
The last time a Middle Eastern restaurant made the list was in 2016, when the Dubai branch of a France-based chain, La Petite Maison, was No. 99. This year, restaurants in the region were most important: the experimental Trèsind Studio jumped onto the list as a new entry at #57. Another Dubai spot, Orfali Bros Bistro, was at #87. from around the world showcased the 50 Best Restaurants in the Middle East and North Africa earlier this year.
This year’s list also includes an unusually high number of new entries, 28 in total and 20 in the 51-100 list alone. “The foodie landscape has changed significantly since the last full year of voting,” Drew said. He notes that there are many reasons why certain regions have a lack of representation which can range from varying Covid restrictions to “changing culinary tastes”. Or, he added, “it could also mean that a geographic area becomes more important.”
Here are the winners (with last year’s place in parentheses). A new appearance on the list is marked with “NEW ENTRY”. 1. Geranium, Copenhagen (2)2. Central, Lima (4)3. Disfrutar, Barcelona (5)4. Diverxo, Madrid (20)5. Pujol, Mexico (9)6. Asador Etxebarri, Axpe, Spain (3)7. At Casa do Porco, Sao Paulo (17)8. Lido 84, Gardone Riviera, Italy (15)9. Quintonil, Mexico (27)10. Le Calandre, Rubano, Italy (26)11. Maido, Lima (7)12. Uliassi, Senegal, Italy (52)13. Steirereck, Vienna (12)14. Don Julio, Buenos Aires (13)15. Reale, Castel di Sangro, Italy (51)16. Elkano, Getaria, Spain (30)17. Nobelhart & Schmutzig, Berlin (45) 18. Alchemist, Copenhagen (58)19. Piazza Duomo, Alba, Italy (18)20. Lair, Tokyo (11)21. Mugaritz, San Sebastian, Spain (14)22. Septime, Paris (24)23. Le Jane, Antwerp, Belgium (66)24. The President, Hong Kong (10)25. Frantzén, Stockholm (6)26. Restaurant Tim Raue, Berlin (31)27. Hof Van Cleve, Kruishoutem, Belgium (43)28. Le Clarence, Paris *NEW ENTRY29. St. Hubertus, San Cassiano, Italy (54)30. Miscellany, Tokyo (39)31. Arpege, Paris (23)
33. Atomix, New York (43)34. Hiša Franko, Kobarid, Slovenia (21)35. Clove Club, London36. Odette, Singapore (8)37. Fyn, Cape Town *NEW ENTRY38. Jordnaer, Copenhagen *NEW ENTRY39. Sorn, Bangkok *NEW ENTRY40. Schloss Schauenstein, Furstenau, Switzerland (59)41. The Cime, Osaka, Japan42. Quique Dacosta, Dénia, Spain43. Borago, Santiago (38)44. Le Bernardin, New York (44)45. Narisawa, Tokyo (19)46. Belcanto, Lisbon (42)47. Oteque, Oslo *NEW ENTRY48. Leo, Bogato (46)49. Ikoyi, London (87)50. Single Wire, Healdsburg (37)
Here are the previously announced winners from 51 to 100:
51. Alcalde, Guadalajara, Mexico (68) 52. South 777, Mexico City (56)53. DOM, Sao Paulo, Brazil (61)54. Lyle’s, London (33) 55. Azurmendi, Larrabetzu, Spain (49) 56. La Colombe, Cape Town, South Africa (81) 57. Trèsind Studio, Dubai *NEW ENTRY 58. Alleno Paris at Pavillon Ledoyen, Paris (41 ) 59. Sazenka, Tokyo (75) 60. Rosetta, Mexico *NEW ENTRY61. La Grenouillère, La Madelaine-Sous-Montreuil, France (91)62. Ernst, Berlin63. Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare, New York (55)64. Fu He Sei, Shanghai65. Le Du, Bangkok (72)66. Suhring, Bangkok (40)67. Evvai, São Paolo *NEW ENTRY68. Kjolle, Lima (95)
69. Cosme, New York (22) 70. Zén, Singapore *NEW ENTRY71. Mingles, Seoul, South Korea (62)72. Crenn Workshop, San Francisco (48)73. Kol, London *NEW ENTRY74. Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Pocantico Hills, NY75. Samrub Samrub Thai, Bangkok *NEW ENTRY76. Neighborhood, Hong Kong *NEW ENTRY77. Table by Bruno Verjus, Paris *NEW ENTRY
78. Lasai, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (85)79. Estela, New York80. AM by Alexandre Mazzia, Marseille *NEW ENTRY (One to Watch Award)81. Brat, London (78)82. Sézanne, Tokyo *NEW ENTRY83. El Chato, Bogota, Colombia (80)84. Gimlet at Cavendish House, Melbourne *NEW ENTRY85. Raan Jay Fai, Bangkok *NEW ENTRY86. Mikla, Istanbul, Turkey (60)87. Orfali Bros Bistro, Dubai *NEW ENTRY88. Mishiguene, Buenos Aires *NEW ENTRY89. Máximo Bistrot, Mexico City *NEW ENTRY90. Wolfgat, Paternoster, South Africa (50)91. Oriole, Chicago *NEW ENTRY92. Indian accent, New Delhi (82)93. Hertog Jan at the Botanic Sanctuary, Antwerp *NEW ENTRY94. Burnt Ends, Singapore (34) 95. Meta, Singapore *NEW ENTRY96. Mani, Sao Paulo97. Benu, San Francisco (28) 98. Tantris, Munich99. Flocons de Sel, Megève *NEW ENTRY100. Wing, Hong Kong *NEW ENTRY