What’s the greatest restaurant in the world? Top chefs and those who fork over their fortunes to eat their food are fascinated with the question. Now a new ranking has emerged to provide some extra fodder to the debate:
1. Osteria Francescana
Osteria Francescana is a restaurant owned and run by chef Massimo Bottura in Modena, Italy. The restaurant is rated as the world’s best restaurant in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants by Restaurant magazine in 2016. It was also second best in 2015 and third best in 2013 and 2014. The first two positions in 2014 were won by Noma and El Celler de Can Roca respectively.
2. El Celler de Can Roca
El Celler de Can Roca is a restaurant in Girona, Catalonia, Spain which was opened in 1986 by the Roca brothers, Joan, Josep and Jordi. It was named the best restaurant in the world by the magazine Restaurant, after having been ranked second in 2011 and 2012. In 2014, it was named second best restaurant in the world. In 2015, it was once again named the best restaurant in the world by the magazine Restaurant.
3. Eleven Madison Park
New York, U.S.A.
Eleven Madison Park is a contemporary American restaurant located at 11 Madison Avenue, at East 24th Street, District of Manhattan, New York City. It ranked third in the S.Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants Daniel Humm was awarded with the James Beard Award for Outstanding Chef.
4. Central Restaurante
Central Restaurante is a restaurant located in the Miraflores District, Lima, Peru. Central Restaurante is the flagship restaurant of Peruvian chef, Virgilio Martínez Véliz, and serves as his workshop in the investigation and integration of indigenous Peruvian ingredients into the restaurant’s menu. The restaurant is known for its contemporary interpretation and presentation of Peruvian cuisine.
Noma is a two-Michelin-star restaurant run by chef René Redzepi in Copenhagen, Denmark. The name is a portmanteau of the two Danish words “nordisk” (Nordic) and “mad” (food). Opened in 2003, the restaurant is known for its reinvention and interpretation of the Nordic Cuisine. In 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014, it was ranked as the Best Restaurant in the World by Restaurant magazine.
Mirazur is a restaurant in Menton, France rated with two stars by the Michelin Guide. The restaurant is run by chef Mauro Colagreco. The restaurant was voted 35th best in the world in Restaurant (magazine) Top 50 2009.
San Sebastián, Spain
Mugaritz is a well-known restaurant in Rentería, Guipúzcoa (Spain), which opened on March 1998 under the management of ChefAndoni Luis Aduriz. It is considered one of the world’s best restaurants since 2006 according to Restaurant Magazine and has been recently been ranked fourth in this top list.
Almost all ingredients used at Narisawa are Japanese and the chef visits all the producers and liaises directly with them. The menu comprises sustainable ingredients that are faithful to the environment and the seasons, so a dinner at Narisawa is a journey in Japanese seasonality and culture.
A place of enjoyment and relaxation in one of the most beautiful settings in town – in the heart of Stadtpark at Vienna’s centre.
10. Asador Etxebarri
Asador Etxebarri is a Spanish restaurant in Atxondo (Biscay), Basque Country which was voted 44th best in the world in Restaurant (magazine) Top 50 Awards 2008. The chef is Victor Arguinzoniz, who cooks everything over a grill. Thus, all courses, even dessert, have the taste of fire.