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The 2016 World’s 50 Best Restaurants (and the Rest)

It may be called the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, but this culinary popularity contest actually honours 100 entries, and here they are. My ultimate food goal is to eat at all of them…

In June 2016, the World’s 50 Best Restaurants were announced at a swish ceremony in New York attended by the who’s who of the culinary world. El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Spain was toppled from the top slot by Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy. It’s now fully booked as far into the future as reservations are permitted. Launched in 2002, the list was created by the editors of UK-based Restaurant magazine and is now recognised as one of the most influential restaurant listings in the world, alongside the Michelin Guides. According to the panel of judges – multiple teams of roving reviewers based across the globe – these are the hottest 100 reservations in the world right now…

No.1 Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy

No.2 El Celler De Can Roca, Girona, Spain

No.3 Eleven Madison Park, New York, USA

No.4 Central, Lima, Peru

No.5 Noma, Copenhagen, Denmark

No.6 Mirazur, Menton, France

No.7 Mugaritz, San Sebastian, Spain

No.8 Narisawa, Tokyo, Japan

No.9 Steirereck, Vienna, Austria

No.10 Asador Etxebarri, Axpe, Spain

No.11 DOM, São Paulo, Brazil

No.12 Quintonil, Mexico City, Mexico

No.13 Maido, Lima, Peru

No.14 The Ledbury, London, UK

No.15 Alinea, Chicago, USA

No.16 Azurmendi, Larrabetzu, Spain

No.17 Piazza Duomo, Alba, Italy

No.18 White Rabbit, Moscow, Russia

No.19 Arpège, Paris, France

No.20 Amber, Hong Kong, China

No.21 Arzak, San Sebastian, Spain

No.22 The Test Kitchen, Cape Town, South Africa

No.23 Gaggan, Bangkok, Thailand

No.24 Le Bernardin, New York, USA

No.25, Pujol, Mexico City, Mexico

No.26 The Clove Club, London, UK

No.27 Saison, San Francisco, USA

No.28 Geranium, Copenhagen, Denmark

No.29 Tickets, Barcelona, Spain

No.30 Astrid Y Gastón, Lima, Peru

No.31 Nihonryori Ryugin, Tokyo, Japan

No.32 Restaurant André, Singapore, Singapore

No.33 Attica, Melbourne, Argentina

No.34 Restaurant Tim Raue, Berlin, Germany

No.35 Vendôme, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany

No.36 Borago, Santiago, Chile

No.37 Nahm, Bangkok, Thailand

No.38 De Librije, Zwolle, Netherlands

No.39 Le Calandre, Rubano, Italy

No.40 Relae, Copenhagen, Denmark

No.41 Fäviken, Järpen, Sweden

No.42 Ultraviolet By Paul Pairet, Shanghai, China

No.43 Biko, Mexico City, Mexico

No.44 Estela, New York, USA

No.45 Dinner By Heston Blumenthal, London, UK

No.46 Combal Zero, Rivoli, Italy

No.47 Schloss Schauenstein, Fürstenau, Switzerland

No.48 Blue Hill At Stone Barns, Pocantico Hills, USA

No.49 Quique Dacosta, Denia, Spain

No.50 Septime, Paris, France

No.51 Maní, São Paulo, Brazil

No.52 Per Se, New York, USA

No.53 Hof Van Cleve, Kruishoutem, Belgium

No.54 The Jane, Antwerp, Belgium

No.55 Nerua, Bilbao, Spain

No.56 Mikla, Istanbul, Turkey

No.57 L’astrance, Paris, France

No.58 Alain Ducasse Au Plaza Athénée Paris, Paris, France

No.59 Martin Berasategui, Lasarte-Oria, Spain

No.60 Hedone, London, UK

No.61 Maaemo, Oslo, Norway

No.62 La Grenouillere, La Madelaine Sous Montreuil, France

No.63 Aqua, Wolfsburg, Germany

No.64 Lasai, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

No.65= Brae, Birregurra, Argentina

No.65= Lyle’s, London, UK

No.67 The Restaurant At Meadowood, St. Helena, USA

No.68 Tegui, Buenos Aires, Argentina

No.69 Epicure, Paris, France

No.70 Burnt Ends, Singapore, Singapore

No.71 Daniel, New York, USA

No.72 Pavillon Ledoyen, Paris, France

No.73 Hertog Jan, Bruges, Belgium

No.74 Le Chateaubriand, Paris, France

No.75 Twins, Moscow, Russia

No.76 La Colombe, Cape Town, South Africa

No.77 Den, Tokyo, Japan

No.78 Belcanto, Lisbon, Portugal

No.79 Diverxo, Madrid, Spain

No.80 L’atelier Saint-Germain De Joël Robuchon Paris, Paris, France

No.81 Chef’s Table At Brooklyn Fare, New York, USA

No.82 Hajime, Osaka, Japan

No.83 Manresa, Los Gatos, USA

No.84 Reale, Castel Di Sangro, Italy

No.85 The French Laundry, Yountville, USA

No.86 8 1/2 Otto E Mezzo Bombana, Hong Kong, China

No.87 Indian Accent, Delhi, India

No.88 Die Schwarzwaldstube, Baiersbronn, Germany

No.89= Zuma, Dubai, UAE

No.89= Benu, San Francisco, USA

No.91 St John, London, UK

No.92 Quintessence, Tokyo, Japan

No.93 Daniel Berlin, Skåne Tranås, Sweden

No.94 Bras, Laguiole, France

No.95 L’effervescence, Tokyo, Japan

No.96 Cosme, New York, USA

No.97 Momofuku Ko, New York, USA

No.98 Quay, Sydney, Argentina

No.99 La Petite Maison, Dubai, UAE

No.100 Chestnaya Kuhnya, Moscow, Russia ✪

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