Best Restaurants

Best Restaurants
June 20, 2018 No Comments Uncategorised Richard Kochersperger

The 50 best restaurants in the world in 2018

Quintonil, Mexico City
Fancy a taco from Mexico City?
City Foodsters via Flickr

The best restaurants in the world have been revealed — and some serious bucket list-worthy eateries are on the list.

The winners of the annual World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018 awards were announced at a glamorous ceremony in Bilbao, Spain on Tuesday, June 19.

The ranking is based on the opinions and experiences of over 1,000 international restaurant industry experts — from food writers and critics to chefs, restaurateurs and “well-travelled gourmets” — from 26 regions around the world.

Scroll down to see the 50 best restaurants in the world in 2018, ranked in ascending order.

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50. Test Kitchen (Cape Town, South Africa)

49. Nahm (Bangkok, Thailand)

49. Nahm (Bangkok, Thailand)Courtesy of nahm

48. Hiša Franko (Kobarid, Slovenia)

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47. Schloss Schauenstein (Fürstenau, Switzlerand)

47. Schloss Schauenstein (Fürstenau, Switzlerand)Schloss Schauenstein

46. Saison (San Francisco, USA)

45. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal (London, UK)


44. Mikla (Istanbul, Turkey)

43. Azurmendi (Larrabetzu, Spain)

43. Azurmendi (Larrabetzu, Spain)Travis Levius

42. Ledbury (London, UK)

41. Nihonryori RyuGin (Tokyo, Japan)

41. Nihonryori RyuGin (Tokyo, Japan)Nihonryori RyuGin

40. Septime (Paris, France)

39. Astrid y Gastón (Lima, Peru)


38. Lyle’s (London, UK)

38. Lyle's (London, UK)RESTAURANT AT CASE

37. Restaurant Tim Raue (Berlin, Germany)


36. Reale (Castel Di Sangro, Italy)

36. Reale (Castel Di Sangro, Italy)Alberto Zanetti

35. Maaemo (Oslo, Norway)


34. Alinea (Chicago, USA)

34. Alinea (Chicago, USA)Latifa S. / Yelp

33. The Clove Club (London, UK)


32. Tickets (Barcelona, Spain)

31. Arzak (San Sebastian, Spain)


30. D.O.M. (São Paulo, Brazil)

30. D.O.M. (São Paulo, Brazil)D.O.M.

29. Alléno Paris au Pavillon Ledoyen (Paris, France)


28. Odette (Singapore)

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27. Boragó (Santiago, Chile)

27. Boragó (Santiago, Chile)TripAdvisor

26. Le Bernardin (New York City, USA)

25. Cosme (New York City, USA)


24. Ultraviolet (Shanghai, China)

23. Le Calandre (Rubano, Italy)

23. Le Calandre (Rubano, Italy)Le Calandre

22. Narisawa (Tokyo, Japan)

21. Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée (Paris, France)


20. Attica (Melbourne, Australia)

19. Geranium (Copenhagen, Denmark)

19. Geranium (Copenhagen, Denmark)TripAdvisor

18. Disfrutar (Barcelona, Spain)

17. Den (Tokyo, Japan)


16. Piazza Duomo (Alba, Italy)

15. White Rabbit (Moscow, Russia)


14. Steirereck (Vienna, Austria)

14. Steirereck (Vienna, Austria)Steirereck

13. Pujol (Mexico City, Mexico)

13. Pujol (Mexico City, Mexico)Pujol

12. Blue Hill at Stone Barns (New York, USA)

12. Blue Hill at Stone Barns (New York, USA)Rebecca Harrington/Business Insider

11. Quintonil (Mexico City, Mexico)


10. Asador Etxebarri (Axpe, Spain)

9. Mugaritz (San Sebastian, Spain)


8. Arpege (Paris, France)

8. Arpege (Paris, France)Courtesy of l’Arpege/S.Delpech

7. Maido (Lima, Peru)


6. Central (Lima, Peru)

5. Gaggan (Bangkok, Thailand)


4. Eleven Madison Park (New York City, USA)

4. Eleven Madison Park (New York City, USA)Eleven Madison Park

3. Mirazur (Menton, France)


2. El Celler de Can Roca (Girona, Spain)

1. Osteria Francescana (Modena, Italy)

1. Osteria Francescana (Modena, Italy)
“Oops I dropped the lemon tart” – one of Osteria Francescana’s most iconic dishes.
 Osteria Francescana

Osteria Francescana was crowned number one in 2016 and came second last year before rising back to take the top spot in 2018.

“I am going to use this spotlight to make even stronger the changes there are going to be,” said Bottura at a press conference following his win. “Feed the planet. Fight waste. Last week Henry Kissinger asked me for a selfie. It is unbelievable. We have to involve all the community of chefs … pushing the spotlight you have to make the invisible visible is extremely important.”

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