The time has come again for the highly-anticipated annual list of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. This year marks the tenth anniversary of the awards organised by Restaurant magazine and compiled by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy, a collection of over 800 experts in the industry.
Culinary innovation, expertise, imagination and dedication combine to absolutely mouthwatering effect in a select number of restaurants worldwide. As a result, they become culinary destinations, enticing guests from all over the world and encouraging food and food preparation to be acknowledged as a true art form.
Cuisine is an integral part of a travelling experience, and no more so than when a trip revolves around a visit to a critically-acclaimed restaurant.
Be tempted with a trip to Copenhagen, a city break in Girona and a San Sebastián sojourn and discover the gastronomic genius that has ensured restaurants in these three cities top the list of the World’s Best Restaurants.
For the third year in a row, Noma has been awarded the top spot on the list, and the title World’s Best Restaurant. Housed in a former warehouse on the docks of the city, this relatively recent addition to the world of gourmet cuisine showcases a combination of Nordic inspirations, exquisite attention to detail and culinary genius. Old and new combine, both in the interior decor and in the edible masterpieces served by the staff. The waiting list for a coveted table at the restaurant is reflective of the unquenched desire of gourmet experts and food lovers alike to step inside and be amazed at Noma’s creative cuisine.
Second on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list is the family-run El Celler de Can Roca in the Catalonian city of Girona. At this one-of-a-kind restaurant, the three Roca brothers add an abundance of playful imagination to traditional family inspirations and give Catalan produce innovative twists. As a result, patrons are routinely amazed with true gastronomic delights. Winners of Girona’s first Michelin star; the brothers’ restaurant now holds three Michelin stars to its name and is one of many reasons to visit the picturesque Spanish city.
Another Spanish great is third on the Best Restaurant list. Situated just outside San Sebastián, a city renowned for incredible cuisine, Mugaritz sits between Errenteria and Astigarraga in the north of Spain. Each dining experience at Mugaritz is truly unique. Seasonal produce influences the creations that are invented, combining premium products with years of research and the results of a multitude of tests. The individuality of each meal makes dining at Mugaritz a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Global tastes are reflected in the seven other restaurants that have secured a place in the list’s top 10. From D.O.M in São Paulo to Osteria Francescana in Modena and Per Se in New York to Dinner by Heston Blumenthal in London, it’s clear that a trip to an exciting destination can only be added to with a visit to one of these world-renowned restaurants.
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