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    The 50 best restaurants in the world 2018

    19 June 2018

    Osteria Francescana, Massimo Bottura’s restaurant in Modena, Italy, has been named the best restaurant in the world. The annual list ranking the world’s 50 best restaurants was revealed tonight at a ceremony in Bilbao, Spain, with Bottura’s restaurant regaining the top spot it relinquished last year to New York’s Eleven Madison Park, which dropped to number four in the list. Other notable entries in the top ten include El Celler de Can Roca in Spain (2), Central in Peru (6) and France’s Arpège (8).

    The highest ranked British entry is The Clove Club at 33, with Lyle’s (38), The Ledbury (41) and Heston Blumenthal’s Dinner (45) also making the cut. On the night, there was also an award for Britain’s Clare Smyth who was named best female chef.

    Here is the list in full…

    1. Osteria Francescana
    MODENA, ITALY
    BEST IN EUROPE/BEST IN WORLD

    2. El Celler de Can Roca
    GIRONA, SPAIN

    3. Mirazur
    MENTON, FRANCE

    4. Eleven Madison Park
    NEW YORK, USA
    BEST IN NORTH AMERICA

    5. Gaggan
    BANGKOK, THAILAND
    BEST IN ASIA

    6. Central
    LIMA, PERU
    BEST IN SOUTH AMERICA

    7. Maido
    LIMA, PERU

    8. Arpège
    PARIS, FRANCE

    9. Mugaritz
    SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN

    10. Asador Etxebarri
    AXPE, SPAIN

    11. Quintonil
    MEXICO CITY, MEXICO

    12. Blue Hill at Stone Barns
    POCANTICO HILLS, USA

    13. Pujol
    MEXICO CITY, MEXICO

    14. Steirereck
    VIENNA, AUSTRIA

    15. White Rabbit
    MOSCOW, RUSSIA

    16. Piazza Duomo
    ALBA, ITALY

    17. Den
    TOKYO, JAPAN
    HIGHEST CLIMBER

    18. Disfrutar
    BARCELONA, SPAIN
    HIGHEST NEW ENTRY

    19. Geranium
    COPENHAGEN, DENMARK

    20. Attica
    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
    BEST IN AUSTRALASIA

    21. Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée
    PARIS, FRANCE

    22. Narisawa
    TOKYO, JAPAN

    23. Le Calandre
    RUBANO, ITALY

    24. Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet
    SHANGHAI, CHINA

    25. Cosme
    NEW YORK, USA

    26. Le Bernardin
    NEW YORK, USA

    27. Boragó
    SANTIAGO, CHILE

    28. Odette
    SINGAPORE
    NEW ENTRY

    29. Alléno Paris au Pavillon Ledoyen
    PARIS, FRANCE

    30. D.O.M.
    SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL

    31. Arzak
    SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN

    32. Tickets
    BARCELONA, SPAIN

    33. The Clove Club
    LONDON, UK

    34. Alinea
    CHICAGO, USA

    35. Maaemo
    OSLO, NORWAY
    NEW ENTRY

    36. Reale
    CASTEL DI SANGRO, ITALY

    37. Restaurant Tim Raue
    BERLIN, GERMANY

    38. Lyle’s
    LONDON, UK
    NEW ENTRY

    39. Astrid y Gastón
    LIMA, PERU

    40. Septime
    PARIS, FRANCE

    41. Nihonryori RyuGin
    TOKYO, JAPAN
    RE-ENTRY

    41. The Ledbury
    LONDON, UK

    43. Azurmendi
    LARRABETZU, SPAIN
    SUSTAINABLE RESTAURANT AWARD

    44. Mikla
    ISTANBUL, TURKEY
    NEW ENTRY

    45. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal
    LONDON, UK

    46. Saison
    SAN FRANCISCO, USA

    47. Schloss Schauenstein
    FÜRSTENAU, SWITZERLAND
    RE-ENTRY

    48. Hiša Franko
    KOBARID, SLOVENIA
    NEW ENTRY

    49. Nahm
    BANGKOK, THAILAND

    50. The Test Kitchen
    CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
    RE-ENTRY, BEST IN AFRICA