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The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019 Announced

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants award ceremony was held in Singapore on 25 June 2019 at Marina Bay Sands
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Celebrating the world’s diverse and innovative gastronomy, the 18th annual edition of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants award ceremony was held in Singapore. The top 50 restaurants in the global ranking were announced at the iconic Marina Bay Sands on 25 June 2019.

Ahead of the ceremony, the awards came under much controversy following a decision that previously held #1 spots would no longer be eligible to be a part of the list.

Just last week, the 51-120 extended list for 2019 was announced which featured crowd favourites including Indian Accent in New Delhi and Nobelhart & Schmutzig in Berlin. The list also featured a number of restaurants led by female chefs such as Core by Clare Smyth in London and Pim Techamuanvivit’s Nahm in Bangkok.

This year’s event saw 26 countries across five continents honoured with a place on the list, which culminated with the announcement of a new No.1, as Chef Mauro Colagreco took to the stage to collect the double honours for his restaurant, Mirazur, in Menton, France, as The World’s Best Restaurant 2019 and The Best Restaurant in Europe 2019.

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019

1. Mirazur, Menton, France

2. Noma, Copenhagen, Denmark

3. Asador Etxebarri, Axpe, Spain

4. Gaggan, Bangkok, Thailand

5. Geranium, Copenhagen, Denmark​​​​​​​

6. Central, Lima, Peru​​​​​​​

7. Mugaritz, San Sebastian, Spain​​​​​​​

8. Arpege, Paris, France​​​​​​​

9. Disfrutar, Barcelona, Spain​​​​​​​

10. Maido, Lima, Peru​​​​​​​

11. Den, Tokyo, Japan (also winner of The Art of Hospitality Award)

12. Pujol, Mexico City, Mexico​​​​​​​

13. White Rabbit, Moscow, Russia

14. Azurmendi, Larrabetzu, Spain (also winner of Highest Climber Award)

15. Septime, Paris, France​​​​​​​

16. Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée, Paris, France

17. Steirereck, Vienna, Austria

18. Odette, Singapore

19. Twins Garden, Moscow, Russia

20. Tickets, Barcelona, Spain

21. Frantzén, Stockholm, Sweden

22. Narisawa, Tokyo, Japan

23. Cosme, New York, USA

24. Quintonil, Mexico City, Mexico

25. Alléno Paris au Pavillon Ledoyen, Paris, France

26. Boragó, Santiago, Chile

27. The Clove Club, London, UK

28. Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Pocantico Hills, USA

29. Piazza Duomo, Alba, Italy

30. Elkano, Getaria, Spain

31. Le Calandre, Rubano, Italy

32. Nerua, Bilbao, Spain

33. Lyle’s, London, UK

34. Don Julio, Buenos Aires, Argentina

35. Atelier Crenn, San Francisco, USA

36. Le Bernardin, New York, USA

37. Alinea, Chicago, USA

38. Hiša Franko, Kobarid, Slovenia

39. A Casa do Porco, Sau Paulo, Brazil

40. Restaurant Tim Raue, Berlin, Germany

41. The Chairman, Hong Kong

42. Belcanto, Lisbon, Portugal

43. Hof Van Cleve, Kruishoutem, Belgium

44. The Test Kitchen, Cape Town, South Africa

45. Suhring, Bangkok, Thailand

46. De Librije, Zwolle, Netherlands

47. Benu, San Francisco, USA

48. Ultraviolet, Shanghai, China

49. Leo, Bogotá, Colombia

50. Schloss Schauenstein, Fürstenau, Switzerland (also winner of The Sustainable Restaurant Award)

Other notable awards included:

World's Best Female Chef Award 2019

Daniela Soto-Innes from Cosme and Atla, New York, USA

American Express Icon Award 2019

José Andrés

Miele One To Watch 2019

Lido 84 in Gardone Riviera, Italy

The World's Best Pastry Chef Award, sponsored by Sosa 2019

Jessica Préalpato from Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée