The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021

Noma climbs to the best restaurant in the world while two restaurants from Singapore make the list!


Following the pause in awards in 2020 due to Covid, The World’s 50 Best is back with this year’s edition of the coveted list. Held in Antwerp, Belgium, the awards ceremony was streamed live globally.

A while back, the 51-100 list was revealed, celebrating restaurants from across the world and 13 new entrants. The list featured more Asian establishments than ever before. The list has been compiled from votes by a panel of over a thousand experts in gastronomy from around the world including renowned international chefs and food journalists.

Without further ado, here are The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021!

1. Noma, Copenhagen, Denmark (best restaurant in Europe)

2. Geranium, Copenhagen, Denmark

3. Asador Etxebarri, Axpe, Spain

4. Central, Lima, Peru (best restaurant in South America)

5. Disfrutar, Barcelona, Spain

6. Frantzén, Stockholm, Sweden

7. Maido, Lima, Peru

8. Odette, Singapore (best restaurant in Asia)

9. Pujol, Mexico City, Mexico (best restaurant in North America)

10. The Chairman, Hong Kong ​​​​​​​(highest climber)

11. Den, Tokyo, Japan

12. Steirereck, Vienna, Austria (also winner of The Art of Hospitality Award)

13. Don Julio, Buenos Aires, Argentina

14. Mugaritz, San Sebastian, Spain

15. Lido 84, Gardone Riviera, Italy (highest new entry)

16. Elkano, Getaria, Spain

17. A Casa do Porco, Sau Paulo, Brazil

18. Piazza Duomo, Alba, Italy

19. Narisawa, Tokyo, Japan

20. Diverxo, Madrid, Spain (new entrant)

21. Hiša Franko, Kobarid, Slovenia

22. Cosme, New York, USA

23. Arpege, Paris, France​​​​​​​

24. Septime, Paris, France​​​​​​​

25. White Rabbit, Moscow, Russia

26. Le Calandre, Rubano, Italy

27. Quintonil, Mexico City, Mexico

28. Benu, San Francisco, USA

29. Reale, Castel Di Sangro, Italy

30. Twins Garden, Moscow, Russia

31. Restaurant Tim Raue, Berlin, Germany

32. The Clove Club, London, UK

33. Lyle’s, London, UK

34. Burnt Ends, Singapore (new entrant)

35. Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet, Shanghai, China

36. Hof Van Cleve, Kruishoutem, Belgium

37. Singlethread, Healdsburg, USA

38. Boragó, Santiago, Chile (Sustainable Restaurant Award)

39. Florilege, Tokyo, Japan (new entrant)

40. Suhring, Bangkok, Thailand

41. Alleno Paris Au Pavillon Ledoyen, Paris, France

42. Belcanto, Lisbon, Portugal

43. Atomix, New York, USA (new entrant)

44. Le Bernardin, New York, USA

45. Nobelhart & Schmutzig, Berlin, Germany (new entrant)

46. Leo, Bogotá, Colombia

47. Maaemo, Oslo, Norway

48. Atelier Crenn, San Francisco, USA

49. Azurmendi, Larrabetzu, Spain

50. Wolfgat, Paternoster, South Africa (new entrant)

American Express One To Watch Award: Ikoyi, UK

Chef’s Choice Award: Victor Arguinzoniz, Asador Etxebarri, Spain

Icon Award: Dominique Crenn, Atelier Crenn, San Francisco, USA

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